After the loss to Bayern Munich, the management of Maccabi Tel Aviv will discuss the future of Oded Ketch as the team’s coach. Following the 98:89 to the Germans, the Yellows dropped to a negative balance (6:5) in the Euroleague for the first time this season after suffering a fifth away loss in five games.
The main disappointment in Maccabi Tel Aviv stems from the fact that the club does not recognize an improvement graph in recent games. As evidence, the not good enough defensive ability was also reflected in Munich tonight, when Bayern scored about 25 points above their seasonal average.
Maccabi does not have an unequivocal decision one way or the other when it is possible that the upcoming games in the Euroleague against Valencia at home and against Milan and Virtus Bologna away, will be an important test for the coach and his team.
The coach himself said after the loss: “I think you can see that we lost the game defensively. We tried all kinds of formations and types of defense, but in the end it’s mostly one-on-one defensive moves, rebounds and hard shots that they scored in crucial minutes. We let them score 50% from the field And it’s very difficult to win like that. We’ll have to keep improving, we were a little naive and had a concentration problem in defense.”