Partizan, Filipovski part ways

Mar 09, 2021 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
 Partizan, Filipovski part ways

Two days before their do-or-die 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 finale, Partizan NIS Belgrade reached an agreement with head coach Saso Filipovski to terminate his contract, the club announced late Monday. Aleksandar Matovic, a long-time youth and assistant coach for Partizan, will take over the bench until the end of the season. Filipovski joined Partizan in early November, replacing Vlado Scepanovic, and guided the Serbian powerhouse to victories in its next four 7DAYS EuroCup games and qualification to the Top 16. Partizan, however, is 2-3 in this stage and ranks seventh in the Adriatic League with a 7-12 record. Last week, Partizan registered a 69-54 loss in a EuroCup showdown against Dolomiti Energia Trento and went to lose at home, 87-90, against Cibona Zagreb in Adriatic League action. The announcement came less than 48 hours before Partizan's Top 16 Round 6 against Boulogne Metropolitans 92, set to be played in Filipovski's hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Partizan was Filipovski's fourth team in the competition. He previously coached PGE Turow Zgorzelec and Stelmet Zielona Gora of Poland, and AS Monaco of France, for a combined 35-28 record (55.6% wins).