A day after getting eliminated from the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 contention, Partizan NIS Belgrade appointed Nenad Canak as the new head coach. Canak, 41, arrives from fellow Serbian side Spartak Subotica, which was the first head coaching job of his career. He replaces Miroslav Nikolic, who led Partizan in the first seven games of this EuroCup campaign. Aleksandar Matovic, who led the team in Round 8 against RETAbet Bilbao Basket, remains in a role of assistant coach. Canak previously had three different stints with Partizan. He started his 20-year professional career with the club, and played a total of six seasons with the Partizan, including two in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague from 2001 to 2003. He also served as an assistant coach to Aleksandar Dzikic last season, and actually made his debut as a head coach in Dzikic’s absence, including leading the team to the 2017 Serbian Cup finals. Canak also has 51 playing EuroCup appearances, but is not set to make his coaching debut in the competition, too.