"It will be written anyway, so he should get what is written in a fair way," says Torbjörn Gehrke, Jämtland Basket coach for SVT Sport.
These are the first words he says. How many words mean in this context, no one knows enough – but not many can do justice to Zeljko Brlek as Torbjörn Gehrke. Duon has been a coaching colleague for seven years. They work together every day and merge, says Torbjörn Gehrke.
Leaves a big hole
"There are so few people who know and know what a person was like, a guy who went into the backwater, that was his way of being, I do not know how many times I got into players so they feel bad and you see him sitting with the player since then.He will be missing very terribly, he continues to shake his voice.
Gehrke describes him as a person with great loyalty and a commitment that involves primarily two things.
"If you look up the word fair in the dictionary, you'll see his face there." He had an insane attitude towards the team. The two things he cared about were his daughter and the staff. That's when he spent his time when he was not at work. Is very difficult. It will leave a hole that I think people really do not understand.
Moves on cardiac arrest
It is not clear what exactly happened to Zeljko Brlek. But it is a cardiac arrest that occurred during a quick visit in Croatia.
"I talked to some of your relatives and your best friend who told me they just collapsed. He took him to the hospital, then could not stay there, then left for the night. What they know is that it is a cardiac arrest.
The agreement will be huge, says Gehrke
"Let's think about it all the time, not because of what happened, but because it will not be there, you will notice it incredibly.
What did he mean by Jämtland Basket??
"He meant many things to many people.This is unique to him.He had the ability to know if anyone felt bad, and talk and spy he just brought with him.
"Worst of all is that his daughter (who is 10 years old) will not understand who her father was and how incredibly popular he was. I received over 300 sms (in writing) from people around the baskets who repent and understand how much he meant.
On Tuesday, the idea is for Jämtland to meet Norrköping at home. It is not clear whether the match will be played or not.
Zeljko Brlek was only 41 years old and left his wife and son.