By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The Serbian federation announced that Mike Malone “confirmed that he would be joining the Serbian basketball team at the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade.
After the NBA playoffs are over, coach Malone “will join the Serbian national team directly”. While Malone’s role with the “Orlovi” isn’t mentioned in the announcement, the discussions between the two sides were regarding a “top aide and consultant” position, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
And while this is not a usual move in European basketball, it makes total sense since Malone is coaching in Denver, one of the stars of the Serbian national team, Nikola Jokic.