Coach Vujosevic suspended after attack on ref

Dusko VujosevicPartizan head coach Dusko Vujosevic has been suspended. Again. This time for an incident after the Adriatic league game in which last placed team Hungarian Szolnok surprised Partizan Belgrade from Serbia with a 70-68 victory.

After the game coach Vujosevic verbally threatened referee Alfred Jovovic (also Serbian by the way) and then “made physical contact with him”. Apparently coach Vujosevic grabbed/twisted the arm of the referee and pinched him in the belly.

The incident is under investigation but for the time being coach Dusko Vujosevic has been suspended for the next game plus one more game because this is already his second suspension this season. It is expected that the final suspension will be more than two games.

Last Thursday Partizan lost the Euroleague game in and against German Bamberg after overtime and did not qualify for the top-16 of the Euroleague. It was Partizan’s third overtime loss in the Euroleague this season. Partizan played with the youngest team in the history of the Euroleague (20.4 years old on average) and had no money for expensive Americans so the expectations were very low and there was no pressure to qualify for the top-16 of the Euroleague. The management of the club has said over and over that this is one of the most talented generations in the history of the club and that if they can keep everybody together for the next 3 or 4 years their goal is to win the Euroleague. Coach Vujosevic however has not showed much sign of patience or calm nerves. He was been involved in many verbal wars this season, fought out in the media, and his behavior at almost every game is explosive, erratic and aggressive.

2 Responses to "Coach Vujosevic suspended after attack on ref"

  1. Refs make a lot of idiotic decisions and they are not responsible for anything. I can understand coach’s twisted mind being daily with the team for years and then seeing this monkeys whistling their job off.
    Vujosevic is a god and Partizan is Central Cathedral for religion of basketball.

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