The Slovenian coach arrives from fellow Montenegrin side SC Derby.
Andrej Zakelj named head coach of Buducnost
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica announced on Saturday that it has hired Andrej Zakelj as the club's new head coach. Zakelj, 45, arrives from fellow Montenegrin side SC Derby, where he has spent the past two and a half seasons. He replaced Petar Mijovic, who resigned the post eight days earlier.
Zakelj spent more than a decade as an active player in his native Slovenia. Upon his retirement at age 28, he immeditley began coaching, first as an assistant at Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana and then Union Olimpia Ljubljana. Zakelj's firs yead coaching gig came with Lastovka Domzale and he would also serve as the head of bench for TBV Start Lublin in Poland and Terme Olimia Podcetrtek, Sentjur and Koper Primoska in Slovenia. He won the Slovenian Cup with Koper in 2020 and the ABA Supercup with Derby last year.
Buducnost has lost four straight games in the EuroCup and has a 2-5 record in Group B of the BKT EuroCup this season. It has reached the EuroCup elimination rounds in each of the last three seasons.