AS Monaco will entrust its play to point guard Dee Bost for the next two seasons after the sides signed a new contract, the club announced Wednesday. Bost (1.88 meters, 29 years old) averaged 11.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 24 French League games last season. He started the 2018-19 season with Khimki Moscow Region, where he tallied 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games before joining Monaco in February for a second stint with the club. He started his career with Buducnost VOLI Podgorica of Montenegro and has also played for Idaho of the D-League, Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela, Trabzonspor Basketbol of Turkey, Stelmet Zielona Gora of Poland, Strasbourg of France, and Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania. He helped Buducnost win the Montenegrin League title in 2013 and lifted the Polish League trophy with Zielona Gora in 2016. Bost also won the French Leaders Cup with Monaco in 2017 and the French Cup with Strasbourg in 2018. He has suited up for the Bulgarian national team, too.
"The main reason for me is to feel good, happy. Being a leader, a key player on the team, that's what I'm looking for. I have big ambitions for next season. There are many things I want to accomplish with the Roca Team, whether in the league or EuroCup. For me the question is more about being happy and being able to play the way I like," Bost said after the agreement. "Obradovic is a great coach, he wants and he can make the most of his players ... I'm 29 years old, I think I still have very good years ahead of me. The coach is able to push me over the top, to another level, to become a EuroLeague-level leader with AS Monaco."