Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:40 p.m.
The day after Monaco’s new defeat in Strasbourg in the league, the Principality’s club announced the departure of Zvezdan Mitrovic, the emblematic coach of the Roca Team, who had led the Monegasques to their first European championship title. the last season. Sasa Obradovic, former Monaco coach, could return to the ASM bench.
Earthquake in the Principality! The day after Monaco’s new defeat (99-90, 11th day of Betclic Elite), in Alsace against Strasbourg, AS Monaco have announced that Zvezdan Mitrovic (51) is no longer the coach of Roca Team. “AS Monaco and Zvezdan Mitrovic have by mutual agreement decided to end their cooperation”, indicates the club of the Principality in a press release which comes after this setback on the floor of the SIG. An announcement that especially had the effect of a bomb on the Rock knowing that the departure of the emblematic Serbian coach (officially by mutual agreement, even if the decision has everything of a dismissal) comes while the team, certainly beaten on Sunday for the third time this season, occupies second place in the championship, just behind the leader Boulogne-Levallois. It is therefore the latest results in the Euroleague of the winners of the last Eurocup while Monaco takes part in the competition for the first time in its history that would have brought about the end of the adventure of the so charismatic Mitrovic. The Monegasques have indeed come from five consecutive defeats and fell to fourteenth position. On the other hand, in Betclic Elite, before this setback in Alsace, they remained on seven victories over their last eight outings, including that obtained on December 7 against ASVEL, the former Mitrovic club, ten days after falling to the buzzer in Euroleague against the proteges of Tony Parker.
The rise in the elite, the first title of European champion …
The inability of the Serbian to go and win a title of champion of France since his arrival in 2020 while the Red and White were still playing in Pro B would also have irritated the Monegasque leaders, who also probably forgot when signing his final clap. that Mitrovic, in addition to having immediately raised the club among the elite, to remain forever the first coach to have led Monaco to its first European crown. “From Pro B to the highest European level, every page of our history bears the imprint of Coach Z. He is a unique example in European basketball: a club and a coach who began their journey from the second division of the National Championship, raised the Eurocup above their heads then felt the taste of the Euroleague. The name of Zvezdan Mitrovic is etched forever in the history of AS Monaco Basket “, has no elsewhere was able to refrain from writing the community manager of the club while the Roca Team probably left on Monday the best coach in its history, and perhaps also the best of recent years in France.
Obradovic back on the Rock?
Good luck to his successor, who could also be a trainer who has already passed through the Principality.As soon as Mitrovic was ousted, the name of Sasa Obradovic (52) returned with insistence on the side of the Rock, where the compatriot of “Coach Z” had relayed the Macedonian of Slovenian origin Sasa Filipovski. Before heading to the Red Star in Belgrade, Obradovic had led the Roca Team to the final of the French championship, where Monaco had stumbled on ASVEL (3-2), alorse by … Mitrovic. Since being dismissed by the Red Star at the end of last year, Obradovic has been free. It shouldn’t stay that way for very long.