Red Star sacks coach after only two games!

Red StarRed Star Belgrade from Serbia has fired head coach Milivoje Lazic after only TWO games in the Adriatic league.

Red Star made a lot of noise all summer. They cleaned up the financial mess from the past, got together an impressive budget and bought EIGHT new players. In addition, Red Star´s President Nebojsa Covic was involved in a heated verbal fight for weeks with coach Dusko Vujosevic of arch rival Partizan Belgrade. All this created somewhat of a media hype and the expectations were very high. Red Star reportedly has the best team in years and considered itself a contender to win the Adriatic league.

Then on the first game day, Red Star suffered a shocking loss on the road against KK Split from Croatia with 81-87. Shocking, because KK Split has no money, no stars, no imports and only a bunch of inexperienced local players.

Three days later Red Star had another road game on the Dalmatian coast, this time against Zadar. Another Croatian team with similar problems like Split. A difficult financial situation and players who went on strike twice before the start of the season. Red Star lost that game too, with 81-98.

The Serbian media have been speculating ever since on what would happen and tonight the decision came: head coach Milivoje Lazic is fired.
Among the candidates likely to replace him are Aleksandar Trifunovic, Stevan Karadzic and above all Vlade Vukoicic.


  1. DW_3 on October 7, 2012 at 12:49

    Nebojsa Covic is really crazy to make things like this. He has to keep silence and work-work-work.

  2. Miguel Angel Estebarria dos Nascimiento on October 4, 2012 at 10:10

    Bayern (Marko Pesic – GM) fired Bauermann before starting the season; Red Star fired the coach after 2 games. These ex-yugo people are a bit nervous.

    • Frank the tank on October 4, 2012 at 16:02

      Yes, but at bayern case story is different. Father will be the head coach

  3. willy on October 4, 2012 at 08:43

    At least they saw early that he couldn’t make it!!

  4. frank the tank on October 4, 2012 at 08:23

    typical Balkan move

    • SRN on October 4, 2012 at 09:37 in the timing? Meaning early?

      • frank the tank on October 4, 2012 at 11:08

        yes, at Balkan rule is players win the game, coach is the reason to loose. works in every team sports

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