“A lot of experience”: Filipovski takes over in Würzburg

Saso Filipovski is the new coach of the ailing Bundesliga basketball team s.Oliver Würzburg. The experienced Slovenian follows Dennis Wucherer at the club that is threatened with relegation.

New trainer in Würzburg: Saso Filipovski.


The former coach was fired on Monday. Filipovski (47 years old) will make his debut on December 27th against BG Göttingen, until then assistant coach Steven Key will lead the team.

“We are pleased that a trainer with the impressive vita of Saso Filipovski has chosen Würzburg. In the discussions he won us over with his ideas and ideas,” says s.Oliver Würzburg managing director Steffen Liebler on the club’s website. “He With his great experience he will give the players and our entire club new impulses. We are looking forward to his new approaches. ”

Filipovski started his coaching career at the age of 24 in his home country Slovenia: At Union Olimpija Ljubljana he was an assistant coach and head coach in a dozen championships and cup wins from 1998 to 2006. His other positions took him to the top leagues in Poland, Russia, Italy, France, Turkey and Serbia – most recently he was head coach at the traditional Serbian club Partizan Belgrade.

“He is a very structured coach”

“I’m happy that in our difficult situation we were able to sign a coach of this caliber and with so much experience in various European leagues,” emphasizes Kresimir Loncar, Manager Sport and Scouting: “He is a very structured coach with well-defined definitions Roles of the individual players. I’m sure that he can make our players better and that the team will play a lot tougher with him. ”


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