Guo Shiqiang 3rd CBA coach to be sacked

Updated: 2011-12-24 21:39


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BEIJING - Guo Shiqiang, head coach of Liaoning, was sacked on Saturday, becoming the third coach in five days to lose his job in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league.

Guo's assistant Li Ge will take charge of the first team, the club said.

Former Chinese international Guo, who took over as the Liaoning head coach in June 2006, led the team to runners-up in 2008 but his team slumped to the 12th place in 2009 and have never found their best form since.

Liaoning are ninth in the season with seven wins and seven defeats after eding out Shanxi 120-117 away Friday night.

Jiangsu coach Xu Qiang resigned on Monday for health reasons and American Robert Donewald Jr. was replaced by veteran coach Xiang Xingquan on the same day.