Israeli coach takes over Czech national basketball team

The Czech Basketball Federation has hired Israel’s Ronen Ginzburg as the head coach of the men’s national team, the federation said in a press release on Friday. Mr Ginzburg, replaces Pavel Budínský who spent four years with the team. The Israeli coach was chosen due to his international experience and familiarity with the Czech environment, the head of the Czech federation said. He served as head coach in several Israeli teams before taking over the Czech club Nymburk in 2007.