7DAYS EuroCup semifinalist FC Bayern Munich named Dejan Radonjic as its new head coach on Monday. The sides agreed to a contract for the remainder of the season with an option for the 2018-19 campaign. Radonjic, 48, takes over for Sasa Djordjevic, whose tenure was terminated last week. Radonjic spent the past four seasons with Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, which he led to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs in 2016. He also won three Serbian League crowns, three Serbian Cups and three Adriatic League champions with Zvezda. A former point guard and three-time Yugoslavia champion as a player, Radonjic started his head coaching career with Buducnost Podgorica in his native Montenegro, which he guided to six Montenegrin League and Cup doubles in seven seasons. At Bayern he will reunite with point guard Stefan Jovic and big man Maik Zirbes, both of whom he coached at Zvezda.
"I am eager to work for Bayern Munich," said Radonjic. "Certainly there have been a few options in the past few months, but with such a challenge, I did not have to think long, everything happened very fast. The team has now lost four games in a row, in the last we allowed more than 90 points. That cannot be and on defensive we will have to improve quickly. But until the playoffs we have enough time for that. We will do everything we can to defend first place. And the goal is clearly to win the championship."