A reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily learned on the 9th that Pajagani, the new head coach of the Beijing Shougang team, is expected to arrive in Beijing in these two days. In accordance with the epidemic prevention requirements, he will be quarantined first, and then can be reunited with the team after passing relevant tests. At present, Pashuai may be absent from the first few rounds of on-the-spot coaching of the league, and assistant coach Xie Libin will continue to perform on-the-spot coaching duties.
In addition, the Beijing Youth Daily reporter learned that Hamilton, who had previously reached a contract extension agreement with the team, has returned to China and he is currently in isolation. Similarly, after the quarantine period is over, the big man needs to pass relevant tests before he can come to the competition area to participate in the new season. According to the current situation, the big man may also miss a few games. Therefore, the Shougang team may play in the first few rounds of the league as a national team.
At the same time, the Beijing Youth Daily reporter learned that Shougang has signed a contract with guard Gibson, and the team has booked a ticket to China for Gibson. Gibson has previously played for Zhejiang Guangsha, Qingdao, and Jiangsu teams. He is an out-and-out scorer, especially three-pointers and breakthroughs, which are his common offensive methods. But Gibson also has his own disadvantages. He is only 1.85 meters tall and will suffer some losses on defense.
A related person in the team revealed to a reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily that the team had previously screened a number of foreign players, but due to various reasons, it is more difficult to choose foreign players than before. However, choosing Gibson is not only for his ability and experience. In addition to the consideration of factors such as having worked in the CBA for many years and adapting to the environment, Gibson's work visa is also an important factor, which also saves a lot of time. The introduction of Gibson is the most appropriate choice for the team under the current circumstances. However, it is understood that Shougang does not rule out the possibility of continuing to introduce foreign aid in the future.
In accordance with the relevant foreign aid regulations of the new season, a team can register up to four foreign aids, and there is no limit to the number of foreign aid replacements during the season. But the salary of foreign aid has a salary cap, which also affects the choice of foreign aid for each team.