Following a winless start in the first four games of the current EuroLeague Regular Season and holding a 4-3 record in the LNB, placing them in the 7th position in the domestic league standings, ASVEL opted for a coaching change by parting ways with TJ Parker.
ASVEL’s president, Tony Parker, shared insights into his brother’s departure in an interview with Le Progres.
“It was time for a change,” Parker said. “We got it with a disastrous result, there were unacceptable defeats. I am a patient person. I decided to part ways with [Zvezdan] Mitrovic after a year and a half, the players did not want to play for him anymore. This is not the case here.
“All the players were behind TJ [Parker]. But the decision is mine. We need an electric shock, a new vision, a new coach. The team cannot show its potential. Chemistry doesn’t sit well. It was time to change to save the season.
“We have a talented squad, we just need someone to be at the wheel. I still believe in this team. Many players have not been able to play at their normal level since the beginning of the season.”
Opening up on the departure of this brother TJ, Tony Parker said "It was time for a change" after ASVEL started the EuroLeague season 0-4 🇫🇷— Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) October 21, 2023
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