Last update: 11:15 | 10/01/2018
VietNamNet Bridge – Mekong United will be Vietnam’s representative at the Thailand Basketball Super League this season.
Tam Dinh (centre) is one of Mekong United’s players who will compete at the Thailand Basketball Super League this season. — Photo tinthethao.com.vn
Under coach Kevin Yurkus, Mekong United will present familiar faces to supporters, such as Tam Dinh, Sang Dinh and Nguyen Le Quoc Cuong. They will be joined by Thai players Kevin Lane Dasom, Anasawee Klaewnarong and Richard Latham, along with two foreigners Matt Van Pelt and Mike Earl.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Bangkok, Yurkus said he was happy to have a chance to compete in Thailand again. The American trainer said basketball was popular in Vietnam and is developing strongly. Yurkus was proud of his Vietnamese players who would fight with him at the TBSL.
Yurkus in 2017 guided Cantho Catfish to the Viet Nam Basketball Association League’s second position after losing to Thang Long Warriors in a thrilling final.
TBSL will see six clubs from Thailand and three from the ASEAN region. Two other foreign teams are Kabayan of the Philippines and Adroit of Singapore.
TBSL will kick off on January 27, and the final will be held in March.
Mekong United is the second club from Vietnam following Hanoi Buffaloes who competed in the Thai tournament last year.
Yurkus may know Thai basketball well as he worked with and led Mad Goat to the semi-finals of the Thailand Basketball League and TBSL in 2016.