Warsaw, Feb 6 : Adam Waczynski has announced that he retired from the men's basketball national team of Poland after "the Polish Basketball Association (PBA) disrespected him." Waczynski is a captain of the Polish team.
However, Mike Taylor didn't call him for the EuroBasket 2021 qualification matches against Israel (20th February) and Spain (23rd February). The coach informed on the official PBA website that Waczynski "needed to rest." "That's not true that I've decided to rest. I don't know why I've been treated in that way and I feel I have to react. It's not a mystery that some people claimed there is no place for me in the national team. I've heard many more hurtful words and I've hardly played in the World Cup last year. Despite the enormous success we have achieved in China by taking 8th place, the attitude of the Polish Basketball Association hasn't changed. They disrespected me," wrote Waczynski.
The player criticized the PBA chairman Radoslaw Piesiewicz, suggesting that Taylor didn't call him for the forthcoming matches due to his bad relationship with Piesiewicz. " (Xinhua)