What processes are Nebojsa Boskovic and Fedja Kamasi responsible for at the academy?
Nebojsa Boskovic is still playing, but also he coached the Chinese and Serbian national teams and he has the same ambitions like us. In the Academy he does 3x3 coaching. Fedja Kamasi is in charge of paths players' strength and condition.
How did your gaming experience affect your coaching?
I suppose very well. I know how players think, and what can be bad and what can be good. I think that I know better how to communicate with players, how to make them understand all the things we plan, our philosophy of the game.
In an interview for FIBA3x3 Datcha said "Players create coaches, coaches create players". What do you think about this statement?
That is a fact. If you coach a player and he became a better player and he shows results, these results make the coach bigger. Not always, sometimes you need time, but in professional sport only results can measure your coaching ability and your work.
In the United League 3x3 Serbia is represented by the Old Town team. The team takes third place in the overall standings after 4 tours. How do you assess the chances of Old Town to win the second season of the League? Are the players of this team involved in the training process of the academy?
I know all players from Old Town, I played against some of them, and some of them I coached in national team and in Academy (Trajkovic, Kapetanovic - new player). All I can say that there is combination between experienced and young players, generally talented team, but in this moment they are still in process to be in, for example, top10. That means a lot of work.
Can they win the United League Europe 3x3? Why not!
By the way, Serbia became another country where quarantine was abolished. Moreover, last weekend was held the first tour of Serbia 3x3 national tournament where the first place was taken by the 3x3ub team with Ivan Popovic @ivanub, Marko Brankovic @brankovic_24 (has played for Ljubljana 3x3 team in ULE3x3) and Nebojsa Kilijan (@kilijan___n) (has played for Old Town in 4th tour of ULE3x3) in roster.