TBs brains trust re-united
Together, they guided the Tall Blacks to their finest moments – now Tab Baldwin and Nenad Vucinic have joined forces again to take on the Chinese national basketball league.
Baldwin has signed to coach the Fujian Sturgeons in the CBA next season and one of his first moves was to secure the services of trusty sidekick Vucinic, the current New Zealand men’s coach.
Vucinic’s role is described as “consultant” and his stay at the Sturgeons depends on what other offers come his way over coming months. In the meantime, the duo has a chance to replicate the relationship that changed NZ hoops a decade ago.
“Not only is he the best coach I know, he’s also my best friend,” insists Baldwin. “There’s a mutual respect there – he makes me a better coach and a better person.”