"Especially the Liaoning fans, this is what our players and coaching staff want to see, I have never seen a home and away game in my three years in charge." After a wonderful "Liaoning-Guangdong battle" on the evening of January 18, Yang Ming, the head coach of the Liaoning men's basketball team, said at the press conference.
Yang Ming's last half sentence pierced people's hearts, talking about reality and helplessness. Watching the game live and resuming home and away games is not only the wish of the fans, but also the wishes of the coaches, the players and everyone including the team management. Therefore, when the news broke that the home-and-away format would be restored in the third stage of the regular season, countless people were happy.
On January 19, the second phase of the CBA season officially ended with two remaining 10th round play-offs, and this day is somewhat more significant. After all, this day is the last day of the CBA conference system in three years.
A week ago, CBA officially sent a letter to teams and divisions: the third phase of this season's regular season will begin on March 1, and the remaining regular season and playoff games will be played on a home-and-away basis. This means that from March 1, the CBA will resume home and away games.
After the last day of the conference competition, many players also posted their feelings.
Wu Qian posted photos of the second stage of the competition, with the accompanying text: "The second stage is over. The three-year tournament system ended. Thank you to the staff and all the players who have given in these three years. Because we persevered in these most difficult years! Spring is just around the corner, and we'll see each other home and away in March! ”
Jiang Weize updated Weibo, writing: "The three-year competition is finally over, everyone has worked hard!" See you at home and away in March"
In the past three years, the CBA league has successively experienced Qingdao, Dongguan, Zhuji, Changchun, Shenyang, Shunde, Nanchang and Hangzhou; In the past three years, although the CBA league has also been open to admission and has also sold tickets to the public, due to repeated factors of the epidemic, the league has never returned to its previous appearance. After today, the tournament system has finally become history, and the CBA has turned a new page.
The Spring Festival is approaching, which is a good day to leave the old and welcome the new. Also on January 19, the Chinese Basketball Association announced the new 18-man training roster for the Chinese men's basketball team to prepare for the sixth window of the World Preliminary Tournament. The 18 athletes include Wu Qian, Cheng Shuaipeng, Zhao Jiwei, Guo Allen, Zhang Zhenlin, Zhao Rui, Hu Mingxuan, Zeng Fanbo, Wang Zhelin, Zhou Peng, Zhu Xuhang, Hu Jinqiu, Zhu Junlong, Zhu Mingzhen, Jiao Boqiao, Cui Yongxi, Cui Xiaolong and Zhou Qi.
Since Serbian Aleksandar Djordjevic succeeded Du Feng as the new head coach of the Chinese men's basketball team, who can be selected for Giordević's squad has always been a topic of concern for the media and fans. On November 18, Jordjevic arrived in China, and then rushed to Zhuji non-stop to start the coaching team formation and the inspection of national team members. While watching the game on the sidelines, the video of the new manager "rating" the stars and writing notes for the various inspection players has attracted strong attention from the outside world.
Regarding the criteria for the selection of players, Jordjevic said that the first consideration is the three H's: "Healthy health, I mean health more about the mind; Hungry desire, desire must be displayed on both ends of the offensive and defensive ends; Humble humility, a must-have quality for a national team player. In addition, I will also pay attention to the degree of selflessness, the quality of defense, which includes the quality of individual defense and the ability to understand the overall defensive rules of the future national team, physical strength, athletic talent, and the consideration of future national team construction. ”
In addition to the old faces of Guo Allen, Zhou Qi, and Wang Zhelin, new faces such as Zeng Fanbo, Zhu Xuhang, Jiao Boqiao, Cui Yongxi, and Cui Xiaolong also appeared in the list. "Through this call-up, I hope that through this call-up, China's talented young players will strengthen their understanding of what kind of qualities are the priority needs of the national team based on past international competitions and trends, and then let them continue to grow with this understanding," said Djordjevic. Physically, the Chinese men's basketball team must actively respond to the physical elements of the world's leading national teams such as Spain, France, and Serbia, including body size, speed, and vertical jump level. ”
Judging from the list, size and projection ability should be the focus of this Joljevic selection. "In order to help the national team win as soon as possible, in order to better complete the physical alignment with high-level opponents without loss", he increased the average height of the team in this list and added the striker, and Sun Minghui, Xu Jie and Jiang Weize were not selected for the small defenders who were selected in the national team squad in the last window. This selection criteria are indeed in line with his European standards and international vision as a foreign teacher.
In order to prepare for the sixth window of the 2023 Men's Basketball World Cup Asian Zone Qualifiers, the Chinese men's basketball team will conduct intensive training at the Shanghai Competitive Sports Training Management Center from February 1 to February 19, 2023. Afterwards, the Chinese men's basketball team will depart for Hong Kong to participate in the sixth window of the World Preliminary Tournament against Kazakhstan and Iran.
I wish the Chinese men's basketball team further progress in the international competition in the coming new year.