China fires national team basketball coachPosted by Inside Hoops
China’s national basketball team took a chance on an extremely young coach, but things got ugly in a hurry. Reuters reports:
Less than four months after becoming China’s youngest national basketball team coach, Guo Shiqiang looks like being one of the shortest-lived occupants of the post as well after a series of disappointing results.
Chinese media have been near unanimous in calling for the head of the 34-year-old former team mate of Yao Ming after defeats to Australia and Turkey followed last month’s embarrassing loss to Iran in the Asian championship final.
Liaoning Daily suggested it was “Time for restructuring” while the Shenzhen News announced the start of the “Countdown to Guo’s dismissal.”
Reuters also quotes other Chinese media outlets as calling for the guy’s dismissal. It sounds like every single person to ever live in China wanted him gone.
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