Buducnost's head coach joins Joe Arlauckas
In the fourth episode of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's brand new podcast, The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas, well-traveled bench boss Aleksandar Dzikic of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica takes the chair to talk about his unique formation as a coach.
Dzikic turned to coaching at an early age and was soon studying among the storied Serbian school of masters at Partizan NIS Belgrade, learning at the foot of the great Dule Vujosevic, among others. He parlayed his knowledge into opportunities that soon made him the first NBA assistant coach from Europe with no previous American experience. Since returning to Europe a decade ago, he has taken on challenges in five different countries and hit the jackpot by bringing Buducnost back to the EuroLeague after a 15-year absence.
"As a coach, I just believe in the simple rules," Dzikic explains to Joe Arlauckas. "My job is to try to maximize your good things, and try to minimize the bad things. And if you can do it, you're a good coach. Because talent level, it is important. But effort, energy – they are so, so important."
With a hour-long format of exclusive one-on-one interviews, The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas goes well beyond the playing court with each podcast to delve into the life experiences that have made his guests who they are today – protagonists of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
The Crossover debuted with Olympiacos Piraeus head coach David Blatt and has since featured Fabien Causeur of Real Madrid and Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. The next edition will feature Jayson Granger of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas is available on Itunes, Audioboom, Spotify, Castbox, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts, Deezer and other platforms.