TO king dead, king put. The Unibox He already has a new coach until the end of the campaign. The Guindos club has made official this morning the hiring of Ibon Navarro. A complex negotiation that experienced moments of uncertainty, but which finally ended with white smoke.

The man from Vitoria replaces Fotis Katsikaris in front of the typesetter ship. Both parties agree to the pact until the end of the campaign, but as stated in the official statement from the Malaga entity, there is the option of extending the link with the desire to start a new project.

Now it is his turn to experience first-hand a complicated and complex scenario in the face of the sports crisis that the people of Malaga are experiencing. This Thursday he already conducts his first training session after landing last night in the capital of the Costa del Sol.

And it is that the Unicaja will not be in the next edition of the Copa del Rey, flirts with the permanence positions more than fighting for the playoffs, and last night they suffered another resounding defeat in the BasketBall Champions League, leaving their aspirations to continue alive in the continental competition very diminished. This same Thursday, Ibon Navarro will direct his first session. There is no time to waste as Unicaja this Sunday hosts a whole Real Madrid at Carpena.

The challenge is capital for the Basque coach. Despite his 45 years, Ibón Navarro has extensive experience in the Endesa League. After directing Baskonia, Manresa, UCAM Murcia and recently Morabanc Andorra where he was dismissed on January 23, he has the opportunity to restore and raise a drifting project.