No ‘Big Baby’ for KK Zadar: Glen Davis Leaves Club After Two Days

Daniela Rogulj

The 2008 NBA champion and former player of the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and Los Angeles Clippers will not wear the jersey of KK Zadar this season. 

The KK Zadar administration has revealed what happened with their newest reinforcement – former NBA champion Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, reports Dalmatinski Portal on October 6, 2018. 

“Apologies to our supporters, anyone who loves KK Zadar and everyone who came to watch Glen Davis. It looks like it will not happen. We did everything for him to stay. The problems began on Thursday when he called and said he had some problems and could not train and did not want to stay in Zadar. When we asked him why he said that he did not understand the seriousness. He did not want to do two training sessions a day and travel for seven to eight hours. He asked for a better contract, which we secured. Then, the training began and he was looking to move some of the clauses which were important to us. As a club, we are protected. We’re sorry that he did not stay here, and what he showed in just one training session is that he is obviously a very good player. When the blackmailing began, we had to react like this,” said the Sports Director of KK Zadar Branimir Longin, adding that they were looking for a new center.

Asked whether the situation with Davis could have been expected, Longin replied:

“He wanted to make his return through European basketball, but his arrival requests were not possible to complete. He was looking for something more,” said the director.

Zadar’s coach Aleš Pipan had no reason to be satisfied after losing to Cedevita, too. He revealed that his team did not show what they worked on in training during the match, and also commented on the departure of Davis.

“He was only at training on Thursday and since then I have not seen him. I cannot put a player in the game who has not trained or played a game,” concluded coach Pipan.

The Zadar Board apologized to the supporters and thanked them for their support. They announced that next week they would work to protect their interests after signing Glen Davis. They also argue that Davis will have to pay damages to the club in the event he finds a new club.


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