Baskonia, coach Ivanovic stay together

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TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and head coach Dusko Ivanovic signed a contract that will keep them together for another season, the club announced on Saturday. Ivanovic, 63, is in his third stint with the club, which he re-joined in December 2019 and went on to guide to the 2020 Spanish League title. Last season under Ivanovic, Baskonia remained in EuroLeague playoff contention until the final round of the regular season, but eventually missed out by finishing in 10th place with an 18-16 record.

Ivanovic has a 177-137 career record in the EuroLeague, with 125 of those wins coming on Baskonia’s bench. He previously coached the club from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2008 to 2012. Ivanovic has led the club to three of its four Spanish League titles with the first two coming in 2002 and 2010. He also coached Baskonia to the EuroLeague Finals in 2001 and to the EuroLeague championship game in 2005. Together they won the Spanish Copa del Rey three times (2002, 2004 and 2009).

A two-time EuroLeague champion as a player with Jugoplastika Split, Ivanovic started his head coaching career with Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland and has also coached Limoges CSP of France, FC Barcelona of Spain, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens of Greece, Khimki Moscow Region of Russia and Besiktas JK Istanbul of Turkey, as well as the Swiss and the Bosnian national teams. He helped Fribourg win three consecutive Swiss League titles from 1997 to 1999. Ivanovic won three titles – the French League, French Cup and Korac Cup – with Limoges in 1999-00. He also lifted the Spanish Copa del Rey with Barcelona in 2006 and won back-to-back Swiss Cups with Fribourg in 1998 and 1999.

Quelle: Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, 5. Juni 2021

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