By Lefteris Moutis/ email@example.com
Dusko Ivanovic has valid contract with Caja Laboral until next summer. So what? Since the 3rd of June, the next day after the loss of Basques in Game 5 of semifinal playoffs by Real Madrid, it has been published several times that the Montenegrin coach is at the exit door. As the oldest saying in sports goes “the contracts exist to be broken…”.
According to rumors from Spain on Sunday afternoon Ivanovic was in negotiations with Jose Querejeta, who was preparing to substitute him the Lagun Aro’s coach, Sito Alonso. The agent of Ivanovic, Jose Cobelo, denied it to Eurohoops.net by saying “Dusko creates Caja Laboral’s next season team. He doesn’t negotiate the termination of his contract”.
However, is there smoke without fire? Cobelo blew out the fire having also on his side the news of the signings of Tibor Pleiss and Fabien Causeur for the next four years. The young German center left Bamberg and agreed to continue his career in Baskonia. A day earlier he confirmed his participation in the summer league in Orlando with Oklahoma City Thunder, which must now be approved by Caja Laboral and gathers few chances.
The French point guard had an excellent season in Cholet (16 points per game) and according to sources from Baskonia, he was a personal choice of Ivanovic. This needs to be proved in a few months by the Montenegrin coaching him…