Baskonia, coach Ivanovic stay together


TD Methods Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and head coach Dusko Ivanovic signed a contract that may preserve them collectively for an additional season, the membership introduced on Saturday. Ivanovic, 63, is in his third stint with the membership, which he re-joined in December 2019 and went on to information to the 2020 Spanish League title. Final season beneath Ivanovic, Baskonia remained in EuroLeague playoff competition till the ultimate spherical of the common season, however ultimately missed out by ending in tenth place with an 18-16 document.

Ivanovic has a 177-137 profession document within the EuroLeague, with 125 of these wins approaching Baskonia’s bench. He beforehand coached the membership from 2000 to 2005 and once more from 2008 to 2012. Ivanovic has led the membership to 3 of its 4 Spanish League titles with the primary two coming in 2002 and 2010. He additionally coached Baskonia to the EuroLeague Finals in 2001 and to the EuroLeague championship recreation in 2005. Collectively they received the Spanish Copa del Rey 3 times (2002, 2004 and 2009).

A two-time EuroLeague champion as a participant with Jugoplastika Break up, Ivanovic began his head teaching profession with Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland and has additionally coached Limoges CSP of France, FC Barcelona of Spain, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens of Greece, Khimki Moscow Area of Russia and Besiktas JK Istanbul of Turkey, in addition to the Swiss and the Bosnian nationwide groups. He helped Fribourg win three consecutive Swiss League titles from 1997 to 1999. Ivanovic received three titles – the French League, French Cup and Korac Cup – with Limoges in 1999-00. He additionally lifted the Spanish Copa del Rey with Barcelona in 2006 and received back-to-back Swiss Cups with Fribourg in 1998 and 1999.


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