Barcelona lost the title to Baskonia in the final match of the Spanish Liga Endesa, parting ways with team coach Svetislav Pesic.
In a statement, the Serbian coach, who has been running the team since 2018, has mutually terminated his contract until 2021. Barcelona, who parted ways for the experienced coach, thanked him for his efforts and wished him good luck in his career.
Barcelona lost the title to their opponents with a score of 69 – 67 in the last contentious final match, and after that separation, the team is expected to sign sarunas jasikevicius for the new coach.
The successful and experienced technical man, whose second term at the club lasted two and a half years, lost the Spanish League title twice in 2018 and 2019, but won the Copa Del Rey championships.
In the EuroLeague last season, our representative Anadolu Efes was eliminated in the play-off matches, the team was in a state of 22 wins and 6 defeats in the league until the season was suspended.
Svetislav Pesic’s official statement is as follows:
“We met with the management of the club before the ACB final tournament in Valencia, i have done my work as a team coach and agreed that it is time to transfer my place to someone else.
I’m proud of the work I’ve done and the players I’ve worked with all season. I’ll always be at BarÃ§a’s disposal.
I would like to thank the fans and the board of directors who supported us and wish Barcelona success.”
? Agreement for the termination of Svetislav Pesic's contract
— BarÃ§a Basket (@FCBbasket) July 1, 2020
July 1st, 2020