Svetislav Pesic to stay at Barça Lassa until 2019

Svetislav Pesic to stay at Barça Lassa until 2019

Club and Serbian basketball coach reach agreement to continue working together until 30 June 2019

Barça Lassa and Svetislav Pesic have reached an agreement for the Serbian head coach to stay on for another season, through to 30 June 2019.

The 68-year-old, who also coached Barça from 2002 to 2004, returned to the Palau Blaugrana in February as a replacement for Sito Alonso and led the side to Copa del Rey glory.

Best winning percentage

Pesic is the foreign coach (to have overseen a minimum of 100 games) with the best winning percentage in the Liga Endesa (71.5%) in his time not just at FC Barcelona, but also Girona and Valencia.

At Barça only, the stats are even better: an 83-29 record in the ACB league and 36-14 in Europe.

Triple crown

A legendary shooting guard for Yugoslavia in his playing days, Pesic coached FCB to its first ever EuroLeague title in 2003, in a season that the Catalans also bagged the domestic double..

He coached both Germany and Yugoslavia to European Championship gold, and also led the Yugoslavs to the World Championship in 2002.

A much-travelled and hugely experienced manager, he has also coached the likes of Dynamo Moscow, Red Star Belgrade, Lottomatica Roma and Bayern Munich over the years.

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