CHANGCHUN, China, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club Jilin Northeast Tigers announced here on Wednesday to part with head coach Zivko Ljubojevic for healthy reasons.
Ljubojevic became the first head coach to be dismissed in the new season of CBA after his team losing the opening four games in a row.
Wang Han was named new coach of the Tigers and led the team to take a 115-108 victory in the 5th round over Foshan Long Lions on Wednesday evening.
The 60-year-old Ljubojevic has coached CBA team Zhejiang Chouzhou and worked as an assistant coach at Xinjiang Guanghui. As a player, he was the captain of former Yugoslav national team.
In 1992, Ljubojevic was an assistant coach of the Croatian national team which won the silver medal in the Barcelona Olympic Games. From 1998 to 2000, he was the coach of the Croatian national team.