Buducnost VOLI Podgorica announced Wednesday that Vladimir Jovanovic will be the man on its bench for the upcoming season. Jovanovic, 49, has spent the last two seasons as the coach of a fellow Adriatic League side, Mega Bemax, in his native Serbia. He now returns to 7DAYS EuroCup, where he coached Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the 2018-19 season, compiling a 10-4 record before dropping a best-of-three quarterfinal series to UNICS Kazan.
Jovanovic started his career with youth teams in the late 1990s, reaching the professional level as an assistant to Dusko Vujosevic with Partizan Belgrade in 2005. After five years in that position, he moved to the head of Partizan's bench in 2010 and made his debut in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Over two seasons as Partizan's head coach, he compiled a 10-16 record in the EuroLeague and won five domestic titles, including a triple crown – ABA League, Serbian League and Serbian Cup – in 2011. In 2012 Jovanovic joined Donetsk in Ukraine, then coached with Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and spent two years with the youth categories at Lokomotiv before taking over as head coach there. He also also spent a season with Shenzhen in China. In youth categories, Jovanovic guided Serbian national team to gold medals at the U18 European Championships in 2009 and 2017.