Panathinaikos parts ways with head coach Ivanovic

May 04, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Panathinaikos parts ways with head coach Ivanovic

Panathinaikos Athens split ways with head coach Dusko Ivanovic on Sunday, and now the former head of bench will be replaced on interim basis by his assistant Sotiris Manolopoulos. The coaching change came the day after the Greens lost at home 66-77 their Greek League derby against arch-rival Olympiacos Piraeus. Ivanovic arrived to Panathinaikos last summer, and this season has led the club to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, losing in four games against CSKA Moscow, and has won the Greek Cup. This was Ivanovic’s 14th season in the Euroleague, and he has 155 career victories in the competition. Manolopoulos, who turns 45 later this year, has been assistant with Panathinaikos since 2012 and also served under Argiris Pedoulakis and Fragiskos Alvertis in the past seasons. A former player, Manolopoulos was also previously an assistant with other two Greek clubs - Maroussi BC and Aris Thessaloniki.