Serbia’s Kurir Newspaper announced that former Fenerbahce Beko head coach Zeljko Obradovic has reached a three-year deal with Partizan, one of his home country teams.
According to the news of Kurir Newspaper, Zeljko Obradovic, who won the EuroLeague championship with Fenerbahçe in the 2016-2017 season, returned to Partizan, where he played basketball and was his first head coach, after 20 years.
Successful 61-year-old coach, after parting ways with Fenerbahce Beko, rested for a season and did not coach a team.
Speaking to the press of his country recently, Obradovic confirmed the talks with Partizan: “I stand by them in everything that will help the club, but this is the case not only for Partizan, but for all Serbian basketball. I would like Partizan to be in the Euroleague like Red Star. The city of Belgrade and Serbia play basketball. “Partizan means a lot to me,” he said.
Obradovic also talked about his name being mentioned with the NBA from time to time; “I definitely wouldn’t go to the NBA. NBA teams don’t trust coaches from Europe. It’s a cycle that’s hard to break.” used his words.