Lukic on the contract with Paris NN until 2025: “For me, the main thing is not when I leave, but when Kozin can take my place”

Coach of Paris Nizhni Novgorod Zoran Lukic in an interview with , he said that he did not plan to leave at the end of the contract, but to allow his assistant Sergei Kozin to take the position of head coach of the Nizhny Novgorod basketball club .

Earlier, in several matches this season, Kozin led Nizhny Novgorod, while Lukic was also on the bench.

— You have a contract with the club until 2025, your assistant Sergei Kozin has already replaced you in several matches. Does this mean you will leave the club at the end of your contract?

– Let’s close this topic. Few coaches can boast of such long work in one club and such support from the team as I have in Nizhny Novgorod. But in addition to the players, the coaches must also grow, which is why I support Sergei Kozin, a young specialist from Nizhny Novgorod.

My dream is that Nizhny Novgorod will have a quality specialist; it will be the best support I can give to the club. But how will Kozin gain his experience if Zoran Lukic stays for another 20 years (laughs)? I don’t want to offend anyone with this reflection, the main thing for me is not when I will leave, but when Kozin will be able to take my place.

Do you remember a coach from Nizhny Novgorod? It is surely time for such a model to appear. I don’t want Kozin to stay behind me for many years. So for me, it is a personal task for my colleague to succeed and become the head coach of Nizhny Novgorod,” Lukich said in an interview with .

This season of the VTB United League “Nizhny Novgorod” has won seven victories in 27 matches and ranks seventh in the Group B standings.

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Source : MatchTV

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