"Lokomotiv Kuban's head coach Giorgos Bartzokas will be heading to Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv next season, according to sources close to the coach. The Greek tactician, who just signed a 1+1 contract last summer, is having a great season with "Loko", leading the team to the Euroleague Top 8 with home court advantage in series against Barcelona.
Bartzokas has agreed on principle with Maccabi after informing Loko top brass for his intention to leave at the end of the season. Still, Lokomotiv have an option on the Greek for next season and they informed him that they want him to continue, but Bartzokas wants the chance to coach in a major Euroleague club like Maccabi.
Maccabi already started to work on next season and already agreed with three players: Maik Zirbes (208-C-90, agency: Beo Basket), Quincy Miller-Scott (206-F-92, college: Baylor) and the marquee signing of Euroleague superstar Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas).
Αccording to sources, Bartzokas has given the green light to Maccabi chiefs to sign those players and would like to bring with him Lokomotiv superstar Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89, college: Virginia Tech), who is having an MVP season with the club. Ιt has to be seen if Maccabi can agree with the American guard, but there is an interest", was the article about the 51-year-old former coach of Olympia Larissa, Maroussi, Panionios and Olympiakos.