Hours after announcing the departure of Zvezdan Mitrović from the bench, AS Monaco has brought back another of its former head coaches, Saša Obradović, to continue the club’s first season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Obradović had led the “Roca Team,” as Monaco is nicknamed, during the 2019-20 7DAYS EuroCup, compiling an impressive 10-6 record to reach the quarterfinals before the season was canceled to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Monaco, Saša Obradović went to his original team as a player, Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, but was let go with a 5-11 EuroLeague record in the middle of last season. Crvena Zvezda was his third EuroLeague team after previous stings with RheinEnergie Cologne, ALBA Berlin. Saša Obradović has a career record as a coach in the EuroLeague of 26-42.
He has also coached six teams, including Monaco in the EuroCup, to an 84-39 record. He was named the 2017-18 Coach of the Year in the EuroCup after leading Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to a 20-0 record before losing in the finals to Darussafaka Istanbul.
Domestically, Obradović has won four national titles in Germany with ALBA and RheinEnergie and another in Ukraine with BC Donetsk.
Monaco currently owns a 5-9 record and sits 14th in the EuroLeague standings after losing its last five games in a row.