El Fenerbahce Beko, one of the most successful basketball teams in Turkey, announced this Saturday the signing of the Spanish nationalized Serbian coach Aleksandar ‘Sasa’ Djordjevic, former player of Barcelona and Real Madrid, among other clubs.
“Our men’s basketball team Fenerbahçe has reached an agreement with Serbian coach Aleksandar Djordjevic to assume the position of head coach for three years, “says a note published today by the club on its website.
Djordjevic, born in Belgrade in 1967, a player for the Yugoslav and Serbian national teams, went through the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers in 1996 And that same year he signed for Barcelona, which he left in 1999 to join Real Madrid, where he remained until 2002.
From player to coach
He ended his career as a point guard in 2005 in Italy and became a coach, a role in which he managed several Italian teams, the Serbian national team, Bayern Munich and, finally, Virtus Bologna, who is now leaving for Fenerbahçe.
Djordjevic thus replaces his compatriot Igor Kokoskov who last year took over from the also Serbian Zeljko Obradovic, for seven years coach of the Istanbul team.