Pesic signs new deal to remain head coach of Barcelona

Jun 25, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Pesic signs new deal to remain head coach of Barcelona
FC Barcelona Lassa and head coach Svetislav Pesic have agreed to a new contract that will keep them together for the coming season. Pesic, 68, started his second stint with the club in February when he replaced Sito Alonso. He led Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title and the Spanish League semifinals. In his first stint with the club, from 2002 to 2004, Pesic guided Barcelona to its first EuroLeague title and the club’s only triple crown in 2003. He also won the Spanish League title in 2004. Before returning to Barcelona, Pesic had spent nearly two years without a whistle; he had last coached FC Bayern Munich from 2012 through 2016. Pesic, who won the EuroLeague as a player with Bosna Sarajevo in 1979, began his coaching career with that same club. He has also coached ALBA Berlin and Cologne in Germany, Rome in Italy, Girona and Valencia in Spain, Dynamo Moscow in Russia and Crvena Zvezda in his native Serbia as well as the national teams of Yugoslavia and Germany. Pesic’s decorated career has seen him lead Germany to the title at EuroBasket 1993 and Yugoslavia to gold medals at EuroBasket 2001 and the 2002 FIBA World Championships. He won the 1995 Korac Cup with ALBA, the 2007 Europe Cup with Girona and a total of eight national championships and four cups in three different countries.