Winning the World Islamic Games and Development Cup is a serious success for Azerbaijan collected basketball team, the head trainer of the team Rimas Kurtinaytis, who currently is in Turkey where the youth European championship is being held, told.
The head trainer noted that over the recent period, the team has achieved a great progress, Trend reports with reference to Sport-Express. When I received a proposal to head the team, first I met with the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev. I needed to know whether indeed basketball has prospects in Azerbaijan. The finance has always been the second phase for me. I am happy that the attitude towards basketball in this country is marvelous. The people knew me in street. The attitude of the government and the press was also marvelous. And we gained confidence, told Kurtinaytis.