TEHRAN, March 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- Veselin Matic was appointed as Iran's basketball coach on Saturday.
The 49-year-old Serbian coach has penned a one-year contract with Iran's basketball federation.
Matic has replaced his compatriot Rajko Toroman who is currently working as coach in the Philippines.
Matic said, "I have respected Iran's national basketball team since I saw them in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. I will call Toroman in the following days to get more information about Iran's basketball."
He will head the Iranian team in the Asia Basketball Championship (Tehran, Iran, July 1 to 6) and the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship (Tianjin, China, August 6 to 16).
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