Baskonia, Dusko Ivanovic part ways, Neven Spahija takes over

2021-11-15T12:48:30+00:00 2021-11-15T13:53:38+00:00.


15/Nov/21 12:48

After three years in his third stint with Baskonia, Dusko Ivanovic has parted ways with the club

By Eurohoops team /

Baskonia announced Monday they have parted ways with head coach Dusko Ivanovic due to a “poor run of results”. Ivanovic, 64, has served as the head coach of the club since 2019, when he took over for his third overall stint (previous ones being 2000-2005, 2008-2012).

Baskonia is currently ranked third to last in the EuroLeague standings with a 3-6 record and 11th in the Spanish Liga Endesa with a 4-6 record.

UPDATE: Neven Spahija has replaced Ivanovic on Baskonia’s bench for the remainder of the season, as the two sides have reached an agreement, the club further announced Monday.

Per the club’s announcement:

“Baskonia has decided to terminate his contract with Dusko Ivanovic due to the bad run of results and the team’s image. The team does not offer the performance that the squad is expected or the constant fighting attitude that has always characterized this club. For this reason, it is the obligation of the top managers of the team to make decisions to urgently change the course and regain the competitiveness that this group must offer.

The circumstances of the season have not been easy, with the arrival of new pieces called to become benchmarks of the team, the injuries of important players and the little off-time available due to the compression of the calendar, with Olympics and Afrobasket, Euroleague, and ACB dates. But even so, the results are not as expected and entail this difficult decision”.