Dejan Radonjic extends as Bayern Basketball coach

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Dejan Radonjic will stay on as head coach of FC Bayern München Basketball after signing a contract through summer 2019. The 48-year-old Montenegrin took over the already German Cup winner on short notice at the beginning of April and led Munich to a German League championship victory in June.

"I am very happy about the trust that the club has placed in me again. The time of getting to know each other was short and intense but I think this exciting phase was very positive for both sides. It makes me very proud that I can accompany such a strong organization as FC Bayern Basketball into a very exciting future. I will do my best to make the next season successful, even if the next challenge with the EuroLeague participation in the new format will be anything but easy. But it is precisely these tasks for which we are all working incredibly hard here."

FCBB sports director Baiesi said: "Dejan Radonjic took over the job with us in a difficult situation and then brought the ship safely into port. He pushed our team across borders and fit in perfectly with the FC Bayern family. That is why Dejan deserves great respect and trust. He is always a well-prepared trainer and at the same time a pleasant person who is willing to communicate closely with other people. It is very gratifying for all of us to continue on this path together."

The championship with Bayern was Radonjic's 22nd title win as a coach. Previously he had coached Red Star Belgrade with great success until 2017 before he refused another contract extension last summer. Among other things, he led the capital club to its first championship after 17 years (2015); three times in a row (2015 - 2017). They also won the title of the Adriatic League (ABA), which is decisive for the EuroLeague starting right.

In 2011, Dejan Radonjic led his home country to the European Championship as national coach. As a player, the former Point Guard won the Yugoslavian championship (1999 - 2001) and the cup (2001) with Podgorica three times. He will meet his home club again in the EuroLeague next season, after Podgorica ended the reign of Red Star in the ABA.

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