Skyliners in the final tournament: Abrupt farewell to Lamont Jones

Not a word of building player Lamont Jones goodbye. The Americans had always been to answer. Only a brief explanation in a club notification of Skyliners head c

Skyliners in the final tournament: Abrupt farewell to Lamont Jones

Not a word of building player Lamont Jones goodbye. The Americans had always been to answer. Only a brief explanation in a club notification of Skyliners head coach Sebastian Gleim. "In the current Situation, we believe that it is better for us, with the team aground, has also contested the last games. We have agreed, therefore, to take this step.“ With these words, Gleim dismissed the build-up players in the middle of the final tournament-the German Basketball championship from the employment relationship. The 29-year-old Jones, who was in the main round of Frankfurt's top scorer (17.4 points) and second-best thrower in the League, has left the quarantine Hotel in Munich already. What happened?

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test "Everything that happened there, remains among us in the Team," said Gleim on Tuesday. This points to a discord, to atmospheric disturbances and disagreements that were not kitten. The Americans had been missing in the defeat against Bamberg and before the win against Vechta. In a duel with Ludwigsburg Jones was not able to convince up to his injury, in the first group game against Berlin, he had come to ten points and less than 25 minutes.

it is clear that Jones was in good shape as points guarantee always a great support for the offensively weak in Frankfurt. But even an injured player can get off the field in the Team if he accepts his role. Whether Jones has done a lack of discipline, and Gleim wanted to say anything. Athletic, he can see the Lack of Jones", not as weakening, because it made the other so far, very good". Well that says an awful lot.

With the advent in the round of the best eight teams, the Skyliners meet at Ulm, have reached the Frankfurter, who were just gone as the main around the fourteenth race of the ten participants in the tournament, your big goal. And now? "I'm going to assume that the wings and the legs loosen up a bit." On Saturday in the first half against Bamberg (83:99) were established Skyliners players with their powers pretty much at the end. Two days later, however, the players would have trained in a short unit again, "with excellent energy," reported Gleim.

Physical weaknesses will be the Skyliners against Ulm does not allow, do you want to go, but "snappy" and it is now occurring in opponent as uncomfortable as possible. "We need to play well together, and the Ball neatly to move." Then, says Gleim, "we have a Chance". The game on Wednesday (16.30) followed by the second game on Friday (20.30 all the games live at Magenta sports), both results will be added to the total result. The first quarter-final match could also be a draw. "As far as the force budget, we would have loved to a Do-or had-the-game," says Gleim.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 07:19

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