Baskonia keeps Coach Ivanovic

Jul 02, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
Baskonia keeps Coach Ivanovic

After winning the Spanish League championship, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and head coach Dusko Ivanovic came to terms on a contract that will keep them together for another season. Ivanovic started his third stint with the club in December when he replaced Velimir Perasovic. He led Baskonia to a 6-7 record in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague before the competition was suspended due to the COVID-19 situation. After that, Ivanovic guided Baskonia to the Spanish League crown at the end-of-season tournament in June. 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, with Coach Perasovic as one of his teammates in 1989 and 1990, 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. Ivanovic has a 159-121 career record in the EuroLeague (56.8% wins).