Sasa Djordjevic – The final puzzle piece in Bologna’s return to the top

16/Mar/19 16:39 March 16, 2019


16/Mar/19 16:39

Aleksandar Djordjevic engraved his name in basketball history as a player and is now looking to do the same as a coach with Segafredo Virtus Bologna in the Basketball Champions League.

By Stefan Djordjevic/

The legendary Serbian player and now coach Aleksandar ‘Sasa’ Djordjevic took over Segafredo Virtus Bologna in front of one of the most important games for the club this season, against Le Mans in Basketball Champions League playoffs.

It was Game 2 of Round of 16 and winning it was a must in order to advance to quarterfinals since Game 1, in France, ended in a tie (74-74). And the Italian squad delivered with a huge 81-58 win in front of the home crowd. Djordjevic may not have had time to change much but it seems his presence gave the players much needed boost in motivation and focus.

And it doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, everybody wants to impress the coach, especially when he is also one of the best guards to ever play in Europe and left his mark all over the ‘old continent’.