Usually appearing on the basketball court with serious looks, some coaches of the clubs at the VBA Premier Bubble Games 2021 are very sociable and have many minor talents that surprise fans off the field.
During a home quarantine period for COVID-19 prevention in April 2020, coach Martin Knezevic of Cantho Catfish surprised fans and friends by sharing a video of him playing the piano on his personal Facebook account, which won compliments from his colleagues and friends.
It is known that coach Knezevic can also play traditional percussion instruments.
His players commented that while Knezevic is a disciplined and strict coach, he sometimes makes jokes during training sessions to reduce tension.
|Coach Eric Weissling of Hanoi Buffaloes. Photo: VBA|
Vietnamese food cook
Coach Eric Weissling of Hanoi Buffaloes is famous for being an aficionado of cultural and culinary experiences, especially unique Vietnamese dishes.
In celebration of the 2020 Lunar New Year, the coach showed his talent by preparing a meal in the traditional Vietnamese style, with the highlight being fried spring rolls.
Upon the conclusion of the 2021 VBA, Weissling and assistant coach Hoang The Vinh cooperated to treat all team members with homemade chocolate banana cakes during a team gathering and received much enjoyment from the eaters.
|Phu Cuong, the son of Danang Dragons’ coach Phan Thanh Canh. Photo: VBA|
A coach off the court
Coach Phan Thanh Canh of Danang Dragons, who is the only domestic coach at the 2021 VBA, often spends his free time giving his little son, Phu Cuong, basketball training.
Thanks to that, Cuong, who is now only six years old, has been able to perform many ball maneuvers.
In addition to his busy coaching job at Danang Dragons, Canh is a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Sports Ho Chi Minh City.
At the 2021VBA, Canh helped the Dragons gain six victories after nine games -- a remarkable achievement.
The victories of Danang Dragons were emotional treats for spectators as they often included comebacks against strong opponents, such as Cantho Catfish, Hanoi Buffaloes, and the Vietnamese national basketball team.
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