Danish Ligaen club Randers Cimbria Basket has been in the midst of ongoing financial difficulties for some time, but it seems the worst has happened as the players are leaving the stricken organization. Players have gone with unpaid salaries in recent months, and many of the roster are now departing the club due to the dire economic situation.
Charles Burgess (186 cm, Texas Tech’08) was the first to leave, the star of Randers’ season so far departing for Hungarian club Kormend. Chanan Colman also revealed that he will be leaving the team, with the Danish player heading back to Maccabi Haifa in the Israeli league. Also heading for the exit is experienced big man Dragan Petronic, with the Serbian center linking up with Bosnian team Gradanski Bijeljina. The exodus continued as Spanish forward Adrian Casas also opted to seek payment and game time elsewhere.
The result of those players leaving is a depleted Randers roster that is now down to just 10 players, and there are no guarantees that the club can hold onto any of those. At the moment no one else has left, but it seems the front office needs to work out some financing if the roster is going to remain intact and not be demolished any more.