A comeback signal from the legendary head coach of European basketball, Zeljko Obradovic, who parted ways with Fenerbahçe Beko at the beginning of the 2020/21 season… The 61-year-old coach is preparing to continue his career from where he left off. Emphasizing that he is rested and ready to return to the parquet, Obradovic said, “I rested, my battery was full and some of my special situations were handled. I’m thinking of returning. “We’ll see what happens in 20 days,” he said.
The legendary head coach of European basketball, Zeljko Obradovic, who parted ways with Fenerbahçe Beko at the beginning of last season, is returning to the parks. The Serbian coach spoke to the country’s press and made very specific statements about the agenda.
Zeljko Obradovic made the Yellow-Navy Blues one of the important teams of Europe during his 7 seasons in Fenerbahçe.
Stating that there will be important developments regarding his career in 20 days, Obradovic said, “I rested, my battery was full and some of my special situations were taken care of. I am thinking of returning.” said and added:
“I have a representative who carries out my deals. He gives me information about clubs that are interested in me. So I sit down with people I care about and talk about what to do. You’ll see what happens in 20 days.”
Obradovic won 1 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, 4 Turkish League, 3 Presidential Cup, 3 Turkish Cup victories at Fenerbahçe.
‘Partizan’s club I fell in love with’
Speaking about the possibility of returning to Partizan, the 61-year-old legend said, “There is no doubt that Partizan is the club I fell in love with. I spent years there as an actor and coach. Partizan and Borac are two clubs in my heart. I will continue to work until I decide,” he said.
The name of the Serbian basketball man is associated with CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid. While Fenerbahçe fans get excited after Obra’s statements, the name of the experienced basketball man is not going with Fenerbahçe for the time being.
Indispensable name of EuroLeague
Having fought in the EuroLeague for 24 seasons in his career, Obradovic managed to make it to the Final Four 18 times. Obradovic made a first in his career by making it to the Final Four with Fenerbahçe 5 times in a row.
Apart from Fenerbahçe, the experienced head coach took Panathinaikos 8, Real Madrid 2, Partizan, Benetton and Joventut Badalona once to the Final Four.
Obradovic has won 9 titles in 18 Final Fours in which he has appeared, as well as three times the second, third and fourth place each.
Won trophies with all teams
Zeljko Obradovic enjoyed the joy of winning the European Cup with the 6 club teams he coached in his career. Obradovic, who won the Europa League championship with Partizan, Joventut Badalona, Real Madrid, Panathinaikos and Fenerbahçe, won the Saporta Cup, one of the most important trophies of that period, at the beginning of Benetton in the 1998-1999 season. Obradovic won the Saporta Cup at the head of Real Madrid in the 1996-1997 season as well.