The club's administration reports that as of November 5, the coach of the new Valga-Valka will be 42-year-old Mikhail Karpenko, the current coach of Kazakhstan's national basketball team, who started his trainer's career in 1997.
In the previous season (2017-2018), Karphenko headed the VTB Unitary League unit as the head coach of Astana basketball and also proved before the training of both the Russian and Kazakh clubs.
"Valga-Valka started the season for the basketball team and it must be assumed that the former coach A. Misum has failed to consolidate the team to make full use of its capabilities, of course there are also objective reasons for it because the team was finished relatively late and the preparation time was too low, "says Vents Armands Krauklis, the public director of the basketball club, to save this season.
Robert Peterson, director of the club, claims that changing the coach could break the team and give a new incentive to win in each game: "It's life and basketball – if you do not have results then something has to change."
Liepājnieks Armands Misus became Valga-Valka's main coach at the end of August, and in the tournament of the Latvian-Estonian league association, seven games with a 1-6 balance sheet took place under his leadership.
Karphenko will be able to make a debut at the wheel of the team already on Friday, November 9, at noon. 19.00 at the Valga Sports Center, as Valga-Valka will meet with the Ventspils.
Information prepared by:
Council of the Balkans
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