Gdynia Show Tanasiejczuk The Door, Promote Raczynski


Lotos Gdynia have won just one of their first three games in Poland and coach Nikolaj Tanasiejczuk has paid the price by being sacked.

Tanasiejczuk was only handed the reins in the summer but the team's poor form has already cost him his job with the club deciding to replace him with assistant Dariusz Raczynski.

A Polish citizen, the 50-year-old Tanasiejczuk hails from the former Soviet Union and has coached in Russia, Germany and Poland.

He was the coach of Poland's Under-18 team when offered the chance to lead Gdynia.

Lotos won the title last season but said good-bye to key players Erin Phillips, Magdalena Leciejewska and Ivana Matovic.

Sunday's 87-83 defeat at Artego Bydgoszcz proved to be the final straw for the Gdynia board.

Lotos will take on MKB Euroleasing Sopron in their first EuroLeague Women game of the 2010-11 campaign on October 28.

They will also face UMMC Ekaterinburg, Gospic Croatia, Fenerbahce and Rivas Ecopolis in Group B.


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