Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade has brought back a familiar face to its bench by appointing Dejan Radonjic as the head coach, the club announced on Friday. Radonjic, 50, replaces Sasa Obradovic who the club parted ways with a day earlier. Radonjic returns to the club he helped propel back to the prominence. He joined Zvezda in 2013, and spent more than four seasons there. Radonjic led Zvezda to the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals in 2014, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs in 2016, and also won three Serbian League crowns, three Serbian Cups and three Adriatic League championships in his first stint with the club.
Radonjic last coached on the bench of FC Bayern Munich, where he spent almost two years, having joined the club in April of 2018. He guided Bayern to consecutive German League titles in 2018 and 2019, while leading the team to 14-16 record and a brink of a EuroLeague playoff appearance in the 2018-19 campaign. The team was 6-11 in the EuroLeague last season before two sides parted ways.
Radonjic is a former point guard and three-time Yugoslavia champion as a player, who started his head coaching career with Buducnost VOLI Podgorica in his native Montenegro, which he guided to six Montenegrin League and Cup doubles in seven seasons.