Fadi el Khatib introduced his retirement from his nationwide staff duties yesterday in an emotional message on his Instagram web page. Khatib hoped to win the Asian trophy with Lebanon this 12 months however Lebanon was defeated by Iran within the quarter finals.
Khatib is by far the perfect Lebanese basketball participant we’ve ever had and essentially the most constant one. At 37, he was the highest scorer on the 2017 Asian Cup with a mean of 23 factors per recreation and was averaging 34 minutes per recreation. I can’t consider anybody who can fill his footwear and I believe our staff goes to battle huge time within the upcoming competitions with out Khatib.
We had a golden probability to win the Asian trophy with Khatib main the nationwide staff one final time however the staff was not effectively ready. Thanks for every thing Fadi and I hope we’ll see you managing the Nationwide staff quickly