Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and Coach Sasa Obradovic reached a mutual agreement to part ways, the club announced on Thursday night. Obradovic, who spent seven seasons with Zvezda as a player, was appointed as its coach in June, however, he was unable to recreate the success he has had in previous stops. Zvezda has lost six of its last seven games and is mired in 17th place with a 5-11 record.
Obradovic began his coaching career in 2005 with German side RheinEnergie Cologne months after finishing his playing career with the same club. He has also coached Kyiv and Donetsk of Ukraine, PGE Turow Zgorzelec of Poland, ALBA Berlin of Germany, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of Russia and AS Monaco of the French League. Obradovic led RheinEnergie to the German League championship in 2006 and won the Ukrainian League with Donetsk in 2012. He also lifted the German Cup four times - with RheinEnergie in 2006 and with ALBA in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Obradovic captured the Russian Cup with Lokomotiv in 2018. He was chosen as the 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season, in which he led Lokomotiv to 20 consecutive wins before being swept by Darussafaka Istanbul in the finals.