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Tribute to the champs, Panathinaikos: Zeljko Obradovic!
He already owned the record for European titles won by a head coach. Then, at the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, the one and only Zeljko Obradovic of Panathinaikos Athens enhanced his legend by lifting the trophy for an eighth time. That accomplishment made Obradovic the most-crowned person, player or coach, in Euroleague history, surpassing another legend, Dino Meneghin, who won all of his seven titles as a player. In Barcelona, Obradovic was as intense as ever, inspiring Panathinaikos to come back from second-half deficits to seize a pair of eight-point victories, in the semifinals against Montepaschi Siena and in the title game against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. It marked his fifth continental trophy in 12 seasons with Panathinaikos, added to three he won in the 1990s with Partizan Belgrade, Joventut Badalona and Real Madrid. Simply put, no one has ever done it better than the 51-year-old Obradovic, whose legend still has plenty of time to grow even bigger.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011