FCBB Managing Director Pesic extends early until 2025
"FC Bayern is pleased to be able to implement the club's long-term goals with Marko Pesic," said President Herbert Hainer. "Especially in the currently very challenging times, continuity represents a special value. It is undisputed that Marko, with his dedicated off-court team, even in the very difficult phase of the Corona pandemic, has ensured that basketball has developed as an important part of FC Bayern and has now also established it at a high level internationally. I am very confident that we will be able to consistently drive this project forward together with him and I am very much looking forward to our further cooperation."
"Continuity at the highest level"
Marko Pesic started at Bayern in 2011 as sports director of the then BBL returnee. In 2013, the former national player took over as general manager. His tenure includes the first BBL championship in 2014, winning the double in 2018, defending the title in 2019 and winning the cup again in 2021 and the first playoff participation of a German team in the EuroLeague. FCBB was admitted to the premier league for the current 2021/2022 season as an A-license holder with fixed starting rights and shareholder.
Marko Pesic said: "I would like to thank the entire presidium around Mr. Hainer for the great trust. It is no secret that this club and the development of FC Bayern Basketball are a matter of the heart for me. It is good to know that the club continues to stand behind this exciting project in such a loyal and motivating way. It would not have been possible to get to where we are now without our employees at the Audi Dome. But we still have a lot of goals in sight and I'm looking forward to continuing along the path."
Pesic once played basketball at the highest level himself, winning six German championships as a player in Berlin, the Cup five times and taking World Cup bronze in 2002 and European Championship silver in 2005 with the German national team (97 appearances). After his career ended in 2006, the family man studied sports marketing, communications and sports management.