31 Aug 2010

Tall Blacks coach looking forward to clash with old mate

9:41 am on 31 August 2010

The New Zealand men's basketball coach Nenad Vucinic says he's looking forward to his clash with former New Zealand coach Tab Baldwin when the Tall Blacks take on Lebanon in their third group game at the World Championships early tomorrow morning.

The Tall Blacks were well beaten by defending champions Spain in the second game on Monday after narrowly losing to the world's sixth best team Lithuania last weekend and are targeting the Lebanon clash as a must win match.

Vucinic was Baldwin's assistant at the 2006 world champs and says it's been hard to keep his former boss away from the Tall Blacks camp.