The Best Euroleague Final Four Coach: Zeljko Obradovic Clinic Notes

Euroleague Final Four

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

May 3, 2017

Learn from Zeljko Obradovic who is one the best Euroleague Final Four Coach of that Era!

Euroleague Final Four

The Euroleague Final Four is less than three weeks away. It’s a format that they took from the United States. It started with the annual NCAA Tournament every spring. The Euroleague started the Final Four era in 1988.

To be the number one coach of the Final Four era, I counted titles that they won, but also the full career appearances, the length of their careers, club size, tradition, and budget. Getting to a Final Four is a great prize for all the hard work during the season, but the main thing is winning the title.

45 coaches have been in at least one Final Four and 14 of them have won at least one title. Six coaches never won a title, so I left them off the list.

There have been 29 clubs in the Final Four, and the 45 coaches have come from 12 different countries. The highest country was Italy with seven. The largest number of coaches were from Serbia (35) and Italy (21)

1. Zeljko Obradovic

He has eight Euroleague titles, 16 Final Four appearances. Zeljko Obradovic has coached in 533 games in European competition. He has won with four different teams: Partizan, Joventut, Real Madrid, and Panathinaikos. He had played in one Final Four before he coached. He is in his third straight Final Four with Fenerbahce Istanbul.

Fenerbahce recruited the Best Euroleague Final Four Coach in 2013. After two seasons, Zeljko Obradovic had the team in their first Final Four. Last season, they became the first team to sweep the consecutive best of five playoff series. Fenerbahce went all the way to overtime in the championship game before they lost and became runner-up. Fenerbahce’s upward rise has them in their third Final Four and they have the best team in the Final Four. They play the Final Four in their home city this year.

Click on the pdf link to download the Euroleague Final Four: Shot Clock Management Notes

Euroleague Final Four: Shot Clock Management

Click on the pdf link to download the Euroleague Final Four: Fast break notes

Euroleague Final Four: Fast break notes

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