11.09.2017
Our team’s former head coach Dusan Ivkovic will be honored on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Greece as the first head coach to be chosen for the distinction of Euroleague Basketball Legend.
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Dusan Ivkovic to be honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend
Our team’s former head coach Dusan Ivkovic will be honored on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Greece as the first head coach to be chosen for the distinction of Euroleague Basketball Legend.

Coach Ivkovic, 73, is stepping down from an unprecedented 48-year career on the bench by coaching one last game in which an all-star team of his former players will face Olympiacos Piraeus, the club that he led to two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague titles. He joins players Dimitris Diamantidis, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Juan Carlos Navarro, Theo Papaloukas, Ramunas Siskauskas and Mirsad Turkcan as recipients of the award.

Among the players who Coach Ivkovic helped make famous who will play for him in his last game on the bench are CSKA representatives Victor Khryapa and Kyle Hines, as well as ex-Army Men Milos Teodosic, Nikos Zisis and Boban Marjanovic. CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis, President Andrey Vatutin and Vice President Natalia Furaeva re invited to attend the game too.

Coach Ivkovic led CSKA to three Russian League titles from 2002 to 2005, won Russian Cup and took the team to the Euroleague Final Four three times. He also owns an unprecedented list of accomplishments. At the club level, he is the only head coach to have won every major trophy in Europe over the years: EuroLeague (1997, 2012), EuroCup (2006), Korac Cup (1979) and Saporta Cup (2000). With his national teams, he lifted FIBA World Cup (1990) and EuroBasket (1989, 1991, 1995) titles, while also taking a silver medal at the 1998 Olympic Games. In domestic competitions, he won an additional 15 league and cup titles in the four countries where he has coached. Not surprisingly, Coach Ivkovic was named by EuroLeague Basketball in 2008 as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in the first half-century of continental club competitions.

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