Buducnost VOLI Podgorica found a new coach, none other than Dejan Milojevic, who signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. Milojevic, age 43, arrives from Mega Soccerbet Belgrade, the team he has coached for the best part of the last decade. He led Mega to the Serbian Radivoj Korac Cup title in 2016, and the Adriatic League playoff finals that same season. Milojevic has also worked as assistant coach for the Serbian national team. As a player, Milojevic played four seasons with Buducnost from 2000 to 2004, helping it win the Yugoslavian double - league and cup titles - in 2001. He was chosen as the 2003-04 Adriatic League MVP. Milojevic also played for hometown clubs Beovuk, FMP Belgrade, and Partizan Belgrade in Serbia, Valencia Basket of Spain and Galatasaray Istanbul of Turkey. In 22 EuroCup career games with Buducnost and Valencia, Milojevic averaged 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. He now returns to the competition, as Milojevic is expected to make his EuroCup coaching debut with Buducnost against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on Wednesday, February 3.
"Podgorica is like a second home to me, I will feel like home here and I will give it my all", Milojevic said at the introductory press conference. "I was in communication with the club in the pasts. Our goals did not match then, but they did now, and I am happy to be here. I want to show that besides achieving results, which is an obligation, we can also develop some young players. This team is made up of some of my former players, I had good collaboration with them, and who have quality. This is an interesting roster for me, and a big challenge to work."