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Liga Nova KBM Standings
 1. Helios 0-0 
 2. Hopsi Polzela 0-0 
 3. Ilirija 0-0 
 4. KK Primorska 0-0 
 5. Krka 0-0 
 6. Rogaska 0-0 
 7. Sencur Gor. 0-0 
 8. Tajfun 0-0 
 9. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 10. Zlatorog 0-0 
2SKL Standings
 1. Celje 0-0 
 2. Elektra 0-0 
 3. Grosuplje 0-0 
 4. Konjice 0-0 
 5. LTH Castings 0-0 
 6. Medvode 0-0 
 7. Parklji 0-0 
 8. Plama Pur 0-0 
 9. Portoroz 0-0 
 10. Sezana 0-0 
 11. Terme Olimia 0-0 
 12. Triglav 0-0 
3SKL Standings
 1. Calcit 0-0 
 2. Crnomelj 0-0 
 3. Gorenja vas 0-0 
 4. Jesenice 0-0 
 5. Jezica 0-0 
 6. Krvavec Meteor 0-0 
 7. Litija 0-0 
 8. Troti 0-0 
 1. Bistrica 0-0 
 2. Branik 0-0 
 3. Hrastnik 0-0 
 4. Jance Prit 0-0 
 5. Nazarje 0-0 
 6. Posavje Krsko 0-0 
 7. Radenska 0-0 
 8. Slovan 0-0 
 1. Ajdovscina 0-0 
 2. Globus 0-0 
 3. Hidria 0-0 
 4. Koper 0-0 
 5. Pingvini 0-0 
 6. Postojna 0-0 
 7. Rosa Vrhnika 0-0 
 8. Tolmin 0-0 
4SKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Zoltasti T. 9-1 
 2. Hidria 6-4 
 3. Vojnik 5-5 
 4. Vrani Vransko 4-6 
 5. Dravograd 3-7 
 6. Kocevje 3-7 
Relegation East
 1. Zagorje 6-0 
 2. Brezice 4-2 
 3. Ivancna G. 2-4 
 4. Parklji m. 0-6 
Relegation West
 1. Kranjska Gora 5-1 
 2. Cerknica 3-3 
 3. Bloke Novolit 2-4 
 4. Ziri 2-4 
Stage One Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
ABA League Standings
 1. Buducnost 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. FMP 0-0 
 6. Igokea 0-0 
 7. Mega Leks 0-0 
 8. Mornar Bar 0-0 
 9. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 10. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 11. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 12. Zadar 0-0 
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  KK Primo.
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Sanadze, KK Primo.17.2 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog16.6 
 3. Davis, Rogaska16.3 
 4. Span, Zlatorog15.9 
 5. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.8 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija15.3 
 7. Ferme, Rogaska15.1 
 8. Cup, Hopsi Polzela14.6 
 9. Cebasek, Hopsi P.14.2 
 10. Grant, Tajfun13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Hopsi P.
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Cebasek, Hopsi P.8.6 
 2. Johns, Rogaska8.3 
 3. Spicer, Tajfun7.9 
 4. Tratnik, Zlatorog7.4 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 6. Cerkovnik, Terme O.7.0 
 7. Pavic, Sencur Gor.6.8 
 8. Miljkovic, Zlatorog6.2 
 9. Atanackovic, Helios6.2 
 10. Bolcina, Helios6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vujasinovic, Tajfun8.3 
 2. Mocnik, Helios6.1 
 3. Curry, Helios5.6 
 4. Baric, Zlatorog5.0 
 5. Davis, Rogaska5.0 
 6. Sajevic, LTH C.4.9 
 7. Collins, Sencur Gor.4.8 
 8. Rebec, Krka4.8 
 9. Ferme, Rogaska4.5 
 10. Kosic, Hopsi Polzela4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija2.3 
 2. Franklin, KK Primo.1.9 
 3. Curry, Helios1.7 
 4. Vujasinovic, Tajfun1.7 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 7. Gajic, KK Primo.1.5 
 8. Cebasek, Hopsi P.1.5 
 9. Davis, Rogaska1.5 
 10. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Khaliq SPICER
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Spicer, Tajfun1.7 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Djuranovic, Rogaska1.2 
 4. Radulovic, KK Primo.1.1 
 5. Pavic, Sencur Gor.0.8 
 6. Johns, Rogaska0.8 
 7. Fifolt, Tajfun0.8 
 8. Besedic, Portoroz0.7 
 9. Cup, Hopsi Polzela0.6 
 10. Sebic, Tajfun0.6 

First Round Schedule
Zlatorog 56% Oct.7 Tajfun
KK Primorska 55% Oct.7 Hopsi Polzel
Sencur Gor. 56% Oct.7 Krka
Un.Olimpija 54% Oct.7 Ilirija
Rogaska 53% Oct.7 Helios
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First Round Schedule
Terme Olimia 55% Oct.7 LTH Casting
Grosuplje 58% Oct.7 Konjice
Celje 61% Oct.7 Plama Pur
Triglav 53% Oct.7 Elektra
Medvode 58% Oct.7 Sezana
Parklji 58% Oct.7 Portoroz
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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Crvena Zvezd 54% Sep.29 Mornar Bar
Mega Bemax 54% Sep.29 Cibona
Un.Olimpija 58% Sep.29 Igokea
Buducnost 55% Sep.29 Zadar
Cedevita 58% Sep.29 FMP
MZT Skopje 54% Sep.29 Partizan NI
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Interview with Konstantin Subotic, head coach of KK Splosna plovba Portoroz (Telemach League) - May 23, 2016

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Young coach Konstantin Subotic once again helped his club to avoid relegation in Slovenian elite Telemach League. This was a perfect opportunity to talk to him about past, present and future in his basketball career.

Could you recall for us your basketball beginnings? How did you fell in love with basketball?

Postojna is a town with a long tradition of basketball, and just when I started experimenting with different sports, Postojna was at the forefront of basketball in Slovenia. Interestingly, the head coach at that time was my colleague and a great friend Predrag Milovic. In my sport triangle basketball-football- karate, basketball finally won. This beautiful sport thrilled me immediately. Of course my friends had a big impact. We spent days playing outdoors on courts that were always full.

Your coaching career is also linked to coach Predrag Milovic as you were his assistant in Sezana, Postojna and Koper. How important was his influence on your career and do you use some aspects of his approach to life and basketball for coaching your team?

I can say only positive things about coach Predrag Milovic. He taught me a lot about basketball and life, opened my eyes and solved some of my dilemmas. He showed me what it means to be a true professional. Although I have worked with several coaches his way was the one that attracted me the most. Security, determination and a great desire that is transferred to all players of a team- commitment to his work, the maximum faith in his players and a lot of work are features that have left a big impact on me, young coach, who entered the coaching world 13 years ago. I learned that the court is a battlefield just like life and you can not give up but always need to fight to the end. I love good team chemistry. The team is always above all of us, so we should work on team chemistry. Of course, this is not easy but every day should be a new chance to work on it. Coach Milovic became my good friend in the meantime and our friendship makes me very proud.

Could you tell us more about your first experiences in Slovenian league in both men and women basketball?

In January during 2003/2004 season I was actively involved in the work of BC Sezana that successfully played in the first division- that's my real start with coach Milovic. And it all started thanks to my great childhood friend, now my player and team captain Vjekoslav Petrovic (193-G/F-81). He recommended me to coach Milovic and he invited me to join his coaching staff. Already in the next season 2004/2005 I was his first assistant, and when he went to help Krka to avoid relegation I became the youngest coach in the history of the first Slovenian league. For me it was a great experience but this was only an interim solution, because after a few games I continued to work as an assistant as part of the plan. The season went beyond all expectations for me and the team. The season 2005/2006 was written using the same script. I started as assistant, Milovic again leaves and saves Krka, and I continue as head coach until the end of the season.

Working with women is different but I already gained some experience when I coached in college both men's and women's selection of Primorska University. Of course it's a challenge for me, especially because we were a young team that could have achieved a lot of things if we had stayed together. In the second part of the season we were a real team, especially if we consider that we had a new team in the league. For me it was just a pleasure to work with such a talented team.

In February 2009, you got the first chance as head coach in Luka Koper in the first division. You coached there Drazen Bubnic (207-F-86, agency: XL Basketball Agency), Ales Kunc (208-C-73, college: Missouri St.), Ivan Drzic (204-C-83) etc. Was it difficult to make the transition to head coach after many years spent as an assistant coach?

The call from Koper for me was a step forward in my career. We are talking about a serious club that was regular member of the first league. These were three successful years in which we were on the right track to become one of the better clubs in Slovenia. Twice in a row we played in the play offs for the league championship. In the mentioned season 2008/2009 there was a change of coach and I got my first serious chance which I grabbed with both hands. I waited for this moment and overnight I had to change the approach because there is a difference between head and assistant coach. In a very short time I have made the transition, my players accepted me very well and followed me. Although we had several injury problems, we finally won the 7th place. It was a group of a lot of good people and players. With two experienced players I still keep in touch - Miha Cmer (182-G-77) and Slavko Duscak (195-G-74). Both of them are now on their way to successful coaching career. That was the last time that we in this part of Slovenia played against Olimpija, a team that was too strong for us but the gym was full and we enjoyed playing against them. The fans recognized and welcomed our fighting mentality so it was a festival of basketball in Koper.

After that experience you decide to take over Portoroz, a team that at that time played in 2nd division of Slovenian basketball and already in the first season you won the 2nd division, Group West. What motivated you to take over Portoroz?

Yes it was again a new beginning at a club who had a lot of talent but have never made a significant step forward and it just attracted me- the desire to start from scratch in a healthy environment where I will create and build step by step. After so many years here it seems that I made the right move back then. Already in the first season, we won the regular part of 2nd division and through qualifications arrived to the entrance of the so called 1B League.

In Portoroz you experienced full affirmation as a coach and in 2013 advanced to the Telemach League and rewarded you with Coach of the year for the second division. What was the secret of your team?

As you said we achieved good results gradually and then made a jump to the majors but it was not even the plan but the reality was different - we made a good selection of players, avoided injuries, the club was stable. Briefly, we had all the conditions for good work, and we deserved to advance to the Telemach league. We were real from the beginning to the end of the season and the good relations inside the team facilitated the way to the top. In the Cup we again eliminated a club from Telemach league and even made it to the final tournament where we were later defeated by Helios. All these situations were not random at all. On the contrary- it is a real and well-deserved reward for all the effort we made.

This is your seventh season in Portoroz. In today's basketball only few coaches have the privillege to work in a club for more than one season. Surely you must be proud of the results that the small club from the Adriatic coast achieved in the previous period. How hard it is to avoid relegation every year against financially stronger teams?

I just completed my seventh season on the bench of Portoroz and of course I'm very happy after all because I know what is behind us. Fair approach to the game always gave me back results. I must stress that I initially I had the great fortune to get in my first year here a really good assistant with whom I have built good relationship. Together we have been and remained strong. This year I was for the first time without him and I can not wait to see him back. Gorazd Murovec is still one of my dear friends and we have done a lot of good things for Portoroz. In the lower leagues we had stable finances but Telemach League is a serious task for many clubs as well as for our club. However, with much smaller budget we made very good results. In the first two years we went to the playoffs and the powerhouse Krka eliminated us twice. The seventh season was the most difficult for us but we all endured and avoided relegation again with modest finances. It is important to point out that our team was one of the youngest. We must never forget that in this historic three years we had wins against all Slovenian teams including big ones such as Krka, Helios, Lasko ... The only exception is Olimpija but with them, unfortunately, we still have not played.

Even though Portoroz struggled this season did you always believe that you would be able to avoid relegation?

I emphasize that we were the only team that played without foreigners and we worked within financial resources that were quite limited. We had our chances during the season and learned on our mistakes. When it was needed, we were a real team. Today, everybody talk about Jan Barbaric (188-G-95). And this is a guy from our small basketball school, just like a few other guys. Nejc Zupan (202-PG-96) also returned to our club and had his first taste of playing in the first division in his home town club. He will be a part of U20 National Team if he stays healthy. This makes me proud and I am glad I do for profession what I really love to do- basketball is my life and I hope it lasts forever...

What are your plans after the end of this season?

Last night we finished the championship. We are still a member of the Telemach league. It is for us a big deal. Coastal region will have a team in the elite division next season.

My plans are to continue to be part of a professional organization. After all, I'm full of optimism. I hope it will soon be clear what is next for me. Its not all in my hands but I am ready.

Thank you for the interview Coach. Enjoy your summer!

Thank you.

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