Telenet Giants Antwerp has a new head coach. 48-year-old Croat Ivica Skelin will lead the Sinjoren for the next two seasons. “With his experience in various European
countries, we want to get back to the top in the coming seasons,” said Giants chairman Björn Verhoeven.
Skelin is a 48-year-old Croat who already coached Pepinster (2006-2008 and 2010-2011) and Leuven Bears (2008-2010) in Belgium. He was also assistant coach of Spirou Charleroi. From 2012 to 2015 he worked at Groningen. With the Dutch club he won the double and also won the SuperCup and was named Coach of the Year. He was also working for Heroes Den Bosch in the Netherlands in the 2018-19 season.
He previously worked for Split in his own country. This season he was active with the Polish Twarde Pierniki Torun. In the regular phase of the Polish EBL, Toryn finished seventh with 17 out of 30. In the quarterfinals he was eliminated 3-1 with Torun and by Anwil Wloclawek. From 2011 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017, he was an assistant coach for Croatia. From 2017 to 2018, he was the national coach of Croatia for a year.
Skelin: “I am extremely happy that I can work for an organization such as Telenet Giants Antwerp and after ten years in Belgium again. Giants is a large organization and I am proud to be a part of it. I will do everything I can to make this club even bigger and better. I look at the start of the season and the contact with the Antwerp fans.”