Li Nan coached the men’s basketball team this year: from winning the Asian Games to the World Cup

LiNancoachedthemen’sbasketballteamthisyear:fromwinningtheAsianGamestotheWorldCup
WhiletheChineseBasketballAssociationofficialXuanDufengbecamethenewChinesemen’sbasketballcoach,healsosaidinthestatement,”ThankstoLiNan’sdedicationanddedicationtothepositionofChinesemen’sbasketballcoach,theChineseBasketballAssociationwillcontinuetoprovidehimwithlearningopportunities.IhopethathewillmakenewcontributionstotheChinesebasketballcareerinthefuture.”ThisalsomeansthatLiNanofficiallyendstheclass.LiNanresignedastheChinesemen’sbasketballcoach.Sauna,nightnetWuJiangsheAsearlyastheendofthe2019BasketballWorldCup,therewasnewsthat“themen’sbasketballcoachhasdeliveredaletterofresignation”,buttheChineseBasketballAssociationsoonopenedarumoronSeptember18,“thecurrentChineseBasketballAssociationandthecountryThemen’sbasketballteamisstillinthesummarystage.Whetherthecoachingstaffwilladjustandotherfurtherinformationwillbereleasedafterthesummary.”Morethanamonthlater,attheopeningofthe2019-2020seasonCBAleagueextension,theofficialoftheChineseBasketballAssociationannouncedthechangeinthepositionofthemen’sbasketballcoach.Atthe2019BasketballWorldCup,whichendedinmid-September,LiNanledtheChinesemen’sbasketballteamthroughthegroupstage,17-32qualifying,won2winsand3losses,andfinallywonthe24thplace,creatingtheworstrecordinthehistoryoftheteamWorldCup,ChinaThemen’sbasketballteammissedtheTokyoOlympics,andthechanceofbeingshortlistedfortheOlympicsisalsoverysmall.AftertheWorldCupdefeat,LiNanwasquestionedbymany.Sauna,NightnetWuJiangshe,especiallyduringtheWorldCup,LiNan’son-the-spotcommandandplatoonformationwerechallengedbymanyoutsiders.OntheeveningofSeptember8,aftertheChinesemen’sbasketballteamendedtheWorldCuptour,theChineseBasketballAssociationChairmanYaoMingsaidinaninterviewthathewasresponsibleforthedefeatofthenationalteam.Astheteamcoach,LiNandidnotmakeapost-matchpressconference.Similarposition.Itwasn’tuntilthe”BasketballAD”sectionbroadcastonCCTVSportsChannelthatLiNanpubliclyexpressedhisapologiesandself-blameforthefirsttime.Asforwherehisheadcoach’srolewouldgointhefuture,LiNanexpressedhisside,”IhavedonebadthingsinsomeplacesWelldone,theplacetherecanbebetter,thisismypersonalneedtosumup,Igraduallytakeresponsibilityforthis.Theteamlosttheball,theheadcoachescaped,ithasnothingtodowiththisgame,Ithinkitcannotbedone,thisisnotrealistic,thisisnotme.”AstheChinesemen’sbasketballteam,theBayimen’sbasketballteam,LiNanofficiallyretiredin2009.”In2010,LiNanofficiallyjoinedtheChinesemen’sbasketballcoachingteamledbyDengHuade.DuringthetwocoachesofYannakisandGongLuming,LiNanhasalsobeenanassistantcoachoftheChinesemen’sbasketballteam.InApril2017,theChinesemen’sbasketballteambegantoimplementadualnationalteamsystem,LiNanbecametheChinesemen’sbasketballteam’sredcoach.InSeptember2018,LiNanledtheChinesemen’sbasketballteamtowinthemen’sbasketballgoldmedalattheAsianGamesinJakarta.WiththeperformanceattheAsianGames,LiNanpressedDuFengandwaselectedastheChinesemen’sbasketballcoach.Hebegantoleadtheteamtothe2019BasketballWorldCup.Onlyoneyearlater,LiNanofficiallybidfarewelltothepostofheadcoachoftheChinesemen’sbasketballteam.EditorZhangYunfengproofreadingLiXiangling