Daniel Johnson released form Polish Team
Breaking news: Daniel Johnson departs Stelmet Zielona Gora in Poland!
Headed back to Adelaide - does this solidify talk that he is Adelaide's new signing?
From the media release:
The Australian big-man Daniel Johnson and Stelmet Zielona Gora have decided to part their ways. DJ's farewell appearance was tonight's Tauron Basket Liga game against Wikana Start Lublin.
"I have no hard feelings. We just weren't the right fit for each other. The style of play I am best suited to is different to what the coach wants to play at Zielona Gora", Daniel said. „I understand that and have no bad feelings about leaving”.
"It was Daniel's first season in Europe. It is not easy to move into another contintent and to make an immediate impact playing in a different league", Walter Jeklin, the team's general manager stated. "DJ is a real pro in terms of his approach. He was never late for any practice. He gave all his best. But after the coaching change his role on the team has changed, too, and he wasn't fully satisfied with Sašo Filipovski's system. We challenge the highest goals. Perhaps it would be better for him to join a team of a different caliber, where the pressure is a little different than here. DJ has expressed a desire to return home and to look for other options for himself. We wish him all the best."
"I would like to thank Daniel for his commitment here. I wish him best of luck both in life and within his new team”, added coach Sašo Filipovski. "Every coach has his own philosophy in terms of guiding the team. I hope DJ finds a club where his way of playing will make both sides happy".
"I do not have a new team yet but hopefully I can have that sorted out soon. Thank you to the club and I wish them the best with the remainder of the season”, stated Daniel saying goodbye to the staff, the teammates and the fans.