Guest: Neno Ginzberg, Czech Republic National Team's Head Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Czech national team head coach Neno Ginzburg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss fastbreak and offensive rebounding concepts.
Neno Ginzburg has been at the helm of the Czech National team since 2013. Neno has made the national team a consistent European contender, something the Czech Republic struggled to do throughout their history. In his first year in 2013, he led the team to a EuroBasket qualification and took 14th place in the competition. He has qualified for each EuroBasket since and even took 7th place in 2015. Most notable, Neno Ginzburg had a phenomenal campaign with the Czech team in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. During this competition, the team exceeded all expectations and took 6th place in the tournament. They finished one place higher than team USA.
Neno Ginzburg also has had a decorated career coaching in club basketball. Ginzburg got his first head coaching job with Bnei Herzliya in the Israeli Super League. He had success for a few years there and later earned a job as an assistant with CEZ Nymburk in the Czech National League. He thrived in this role and helped the team to multiple domestic championships and success in Europe. After a few seasons, he was promoted to head coach and continued to make the club a powerhouse in the Czech League. Throughout his 12 years with CEZ Nymburk he won 12 Czech National League championships and won the Czech Cup 9 times.
His success with the players and in the Czech league made him a perfect candidate for the National team job. Since coaching in the Czech Republic Neno has increased the amount of support and interest in the sport. The Czech Republic has had its most success internationally in recent years and even produced NBA talents like Tomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely.