Does he even have any serious ice dancers anymore, now that he doesn't have the Reeds? He's clearly mostly a presentation and mental/physical conditioning coach. I don't think number of students matters as much in his case, because all his singles skaters are going to be working with specialists for a great deal of their time. I'd be more worried in this case that he has too few students. If I/K are his only ice dancers, they won't have good training partners to compete with each day and to inspire them to push themselves.
Originally Posted by bsfan
I too think that Zhulin is a brilliant coach, with tons of creativity and excellent technique. But they can't work well together. what else can we hope?
About trainingmates, I feel it is hard to have another team at same high level(or say with same high expectation) training together. One will leave eventually. There are too many examples about that.
But other than Morozov, who else can be the coach? Maxim S. ?