The semifinal in the basketball cup competition mutates into a crisis summit. In the game between brose bamberg and telekom baskets bonn on sunday at 6 p.M. In the brose arena, two teams will face each other that are not doing so well at the moment. On both sides, the modest performances in the past weeks had led to personnel consequences. While the bamberg team parted ways with coach ainars bagatskis, the bonn team even went one better. In addition to coach predrag krunic, the previous top scorer ra'shad james also had to go.
"After another mentally and athletically desolate performance in the champions league match against fribourg, we saw no other way than to suspend predrag krunic", baskets president wolfgang wiedlich welcomed the separation from the coach on thursday. Two days earlier, in their home match against the swiss champions, the bonners had given a similarly anemic performance as the bamberger jungst against vechta, which resulted in the end for bagatskis. The 63:70 defeat by fribourg means that the rheinlanders, who had suffered a heavy 56:103 defeat in nanterre a week earlier, no longer have a chance of reaching the eighth finals of the champions league. In the national league, they are tenth in the table, with seven wins and eight defeats, and are also lagging behind their own expectations.