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Erste Standings
 1. Ibar Rozaje 6-2 
 2. Teodo Tivat 6-2 
 3. Sutjeska 6-2 
 4. Ulcinj 5-3 
 5. Lovcen 4-4 
 6. S.Centar 4-4 
 7. Jedinstvo 3-5 
 8. Danilovgrad 1-7 
 9. Primorje 1945 1-7 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Full Standings
Last:12/4/2016
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 5-1 
 2. Rudar 4-1 
 3. Centar BP 3-3 
 4. Zeta 2-3 
 5. Strsljen 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 6-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 4-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-5 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-7 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 ALBA 4-4 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-4 
 4 RETAbet BB 3-4 
 5 Fuenlabrada 3-4 
Group C
 1 Zenit 5-2 
 2 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 3 Unicaja 4-3 
 4 UCAM Murcia 4-4 
 5 Buducnost 0-7 
Group D
 1 Valencia 6-1 
 2 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 3 Hapoel J-M 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 3-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-7 
Last:12/7/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Last:12/8/2016
Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 12-0 
 2 Buducnost 10-2 
 3 Partizan 9-3 
 4 Cedevita 8-4 
 5 Cibona 8-4 
 6 Igokea 7-5 
 7 Krka 5-7 
 8 Zadar 5-7 
 9 Mega Leks 4-8 
 10 Un.Olimpija 4-8 
 11 MZT Skopje 4-8 
 12 Mornar Bar 3-9 
 13 FMP 3-9 
 14 Karpos Sokoli 2-10 
Last:12/6/2016
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 5-2 
 2 Beroe 4-2 
 3 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 4 Bashkimi 3-4 
 5 Sigal Prishtina 2-2 
 6 Kozuv 1-5 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 4-2 
 2 Feni Industries 4-2 
 3 Peja 3-1 
 4 SK Tirana 3-4 
 5 Trepca 2-4 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 2-5 
Last:12/8/2016
Points Per Game
 Milorad SUTULOVIC
  
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Sutulovic, Danilov.23.3 
 2. Koljevic, S.Centar20.5 
 3. Bacovic, Primorje.20.3 
 4. Kovacevic, Primorj.18.0 
 5. Perovic, Sutjeska17.3 
 6. Felec, Ibar Rozaje17.2 
 7. Stanojevic, Teodo17.2 
 8. Lekovic, Jedinstvo16.7 
 9. Knezevic, Lovcen16.3 
 10. Ratkovic, Danilov.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Lopicic, Lovcen14.2 
 2. Palameta, Danilovg.9.0 
 3. Bacovic, Primorje.8.9 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.8.7 
 5. Lekovic, Jedinstvo8.0 
 6. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje7.8 
 7. Popovic, Teodo T.7.5 
 8. Grkovic, Primorje.7.1 
 9. Cekic, S.Centar6.0 
 10. Knezevic, Jedins.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo5.7 
 2. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje5.0 
 3. Jovanovic, Lovcen5.0 
 4. Fisik, Jedinstvo4.7 
 5. Nurkovic, Ibar R.3.7 
 6. James, Sutjeska3.5 
 7. Ratkovic, Danilovg.3.3 
 8. Felec, Ibar Rozaje3.2 
 9. Djurovic, Ulcinj3.2 
 10. Misinezovic, Prim.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vasilije JOVOVIC
  
  (185-SG-97)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Jovovic, Danilovgr.3.2 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo2.5 
 3. Kusovac, Teodo T.2.3 
 4. Felec, Ibar Rozaje2.0 
 5. James, Sutjeska2.0 
 6. Nurkovic, Ibar R.1.8 
 7. Koljevic, S.Centar1.8 
 8. Kovacevic, Primorj.1.7 
 9. Lalic, Sutjeska1.7 
 10. Radunovic, Ulcinj1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje2.8 
 2. Cekic, S.Centar2.3 
 3. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje1.0 
 4. Perovic, Sutjeska0.8 
 5. Lopicic, Lovcen0.8 
 6. Milickovic, Danilo.0.7 
 7. Draskovic, Jedin.0.7 
 8. Starovlah, Lovcen0.7 
 9. Grkovic, Primorje.0.7 
 10. Sajin, Teodo Tivat0.5 
Player of the week

 Arso Lekovic
  Jedinstvo
  (200-SF-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Primorje 194 Dec.10 Sutjeska 83%
Teodo Tivat 61% Dec.10 Ulcinj
Danilovgrad Dec.10 S.Centar 83%
Ibar Rozaje 83% Dec.10 Jedinstvo
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Rudar 67% Dec.10 Centar BP
Strsljen Dec.10 Zeta 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Group A
N.Novgorod Dec.14 Cedevita 53%
Gran Canaria 97% Dec.14 MZT Skopje
Group B
Khimky 67% Dec.14 RETAbet BB
Fuenlabrada Dec.14 Lietuvos ryt 57%
Group C
Zenit 67% Dec.14 Unicaja
B.Muenchen 95% Dec.14 Buducnost
Group D
Hapoel J-M 56% Dec.14 Ratiopharm
Valencia 82% Dec.14 Lokomotiv
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

Partizan 59% Dec.11 Igokea
Un.Olimpija 54% Dec.11 Zadar
FMP Dec.11 Cedevita 82%
Buducnost Dec.11 Crvena Zvezd 58%
Cibona 73% Dec.10 Krka
Karpos Sokol 60% Dec.10 Mega Leks
Mornar Bar 55% Dec.10 MZT Skopje
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Kozuv Dec.13 Teodo Tivat 70%
Kumanovo Dec.13 Sigal Prisht 51%
Bashkimi 56% Dec.13 Beroe
Group B
SK Tirana 54% Dec.14 Sutjeska
Karpos Sokol Dec.14 Peja 70%
Trepca Dec.14 Feni Industr 76%
Interview with Mladen Ostojic, former National Team coach of Romania and resident of Herceg Novi - Jan 22, 2013


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Mladen
Ostojic
Coach Mladen Ostojic , born and raised in Bosnia, has been living in Herceg Novi, Montenegro for 18 years. Eurobasket.com took the opportunity to interview the former memebr of Bosna golden generation and ask him about his career and plans for the future.

Mr. Ostojic, could you tell us something about your playing career during the 70's and good moments in Bosna?

From 1972 to 1978 I played for a great team of Bosna under the lead of famous coach Bogdan Tanjevic (agency: Interperformances ) and along with Mirza Delibasic , Zarko Varajic, Svetislav Pesic (agency: Interperformances ), Ratko Radovanovic . In 1975 I was the captain of U16 Yugoslavia National Team, and in 1976 a member of the junior national team that won the European Championship. I finished my career at 24 and began my coaching career.

How have you decided to start coaching? Among notable players under your lead in Bosnia were such players as
Predrag Danilovic (202-G-70), Dzevad Alihodzic (208-C-69) and Nenad Markovic (195-G-68)?

After I left Bosna, I played three years for the team Alhos Sarajevo and realized that would be impossible to make a top career so I chose to start a coaching career



I was lucky to work at a big club and to have talented players you mentioned.On the basis of working with young players in Bosna I got the opportunity to work as an assistant coach of the national team (led by
Svetislav Pesic (agency: Interperformances ) (agency: Interperformances ) in 1984) and collaborate with Dusko Vujosevic (agency: Beo Basket ) in 1988 when we won gold medal at the European Championships in Srbobran (Predrag Danilovic, Zan Tabak (213-C-70) , Arijan Komazec (202-G/F-70) ...)

During the late 80-s and early 90-ies you coached a number of teams from all over the former state (Bosnia, Sutjeska, Rudar, Borac etc). How satisfied are you with the results in this period and how would you rate the quality of the then-league compared to what we have the opportunity to watch today in the former Yugoslavia?

I went in 1986 to the USA to improve my coaching abilities and learn and next year I got the opportunity to lead the senior team of Bosna.In these years, basketball was the number one sport in Yugoslavia thanks to strong organization and a number of top coaches. We, younger ones, were able to learn from them . The leagues were were interesting at all levels, the youngsters worked hard in their clubs and had the chance to play a lot, and there were no transfers from one club to the other every two months, unlike today when 15 and 16 year old players are just thinking about the material side of sport.

After the outbreak of the war in the former Yugoslavia you went to Greece and started working as an assistant coach at Panionios and then as head coach of Olimpiakos Volos in Division II. How did you make the decision to continue your career in Greece and how did you deal with the language barrier and other challenges that you faced abroad?

Yes, when the war started I went to Greece. My knowledge of English and quick learning of Greek helped me to adapt to work abroad.

After completion of the episode in Greece in the season 1996/1997 you returned to Yugoslavia and accepted to coach Herceg Novi, which then competed in the Yugoslav Second League. In Herceg Novi you spent the next two seasons. What do you remember about that period in your career and how good was the roster of that team?

When I returned from Greece in 1996 with my family I moved to Herceg Novi, where even now we live.Te two seasons have been successful, in a strong second division we avoided relegation and had a full hall every night. We were led by local boys Dusan Sucevic (204-F-61) and Dejan Jevtic but we also had many oung players from the region.

In the first decade of 21st century follows the most successful part of your career. You worked in Olympiakos as an assistant coach, and then run independently Israeli Premiership club Maccabi Ramat Gan and Shangdong from China. Could you tell us what is needed to prove yourself as a coach abroad and how much is difficult to survive on that level?

Since 1998 I have been permanently employed abroad. Knowledge of English is the most important for rapid adaptation to the conditions of life in foreign countries.It helped me a lot through the 1999-2000 season at Maccabi Haifa when we were considered as a team for the relegation place and we won the 4th place. The federation awarded me as the best foreign coach along with the famous coach of Maccabi Pini Gershon . As a foreign coach, you're always the most responsible for bad results, but with a lot of work and a little luck you can survive.

You also worked in Arab countries. How important was that experience for you?

Yes, I have worked in the Gulf countries twice, tI was the UAE National Team head coach in 2008 and in 2011-12 I worked in Saudi Arabia, Itihad. Its a very specific job coaching there, the players are not professionals and they practice once a day, but have great conditions and facilities. I also need to mention that UAE was not my only experience as National Team head coach. Last summer I was hired to help the National Team of Romania. It was a new experience and against strong competition we failed to qualify for the European Championship, but I am pleased with our performances and with a little more luck we could have won more, Problem of Romanian basketball is a large number of foreigners (7 in each team) , local players have little chance to play, and therefore the national team lacks quality.

Herceg Novi is a city in which you live today. Try to assess the state of Herceg Novi's basketball and basketball in general in Montenegro? Do you follow the domestic league?

I follow the league appearances of Primorje. Basketball in Herceg Novi is not in a great situation, finances are an issue, so the club needs to count on the young players, and this does not have to be bad. Generally the problem in Montenegro is the lack of competitive teams. With at least 2 or 3 more the domestic championship would be interesting. On the other hand, we have a strong national team and I wish them success on the European Championship in Slovenia next summer. Money should be invested in the education of young coaches (seminars, USA experience). There is still a lot of talent in this area and we do not need to worry about the future.

What are your plans for the future? Is there a possibility to continue your career at Erste basketball league?

I do not have a job at the moment. Since I have been a resident of Montenegro for about 18 years it would be my pleasure to work here.

Thank you for this interview. Eurobasket.com and myself wish you a lot of success in your career

Thank you for this interview,
  




Cole
Dickerson
Cole Dickerson leaves Mornar Bar - 1 day ago

25-year old American forward Cole Dickerson (201-104kg-91, college: USF) left KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga). In 10 games he averaged 9.3ppg and 3.3rpg this season. He also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg. The last season Dickerson played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 38 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as...   [read more]

Nemanja
Krstic
Krstic leaves Mornar Bar - 1 day ago

23-year old Serbian small forward Nemanja Krstic (205-93) left KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga). In 10 games he averaged 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg this season. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg. The last season Krstic played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 15 games he recorded 11.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Krstic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 5.4...   [read more]

Vladan
Jocovic
KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi adds Jocovic to their roster - 3 days ago

KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi (Erste Liga) added to their roster experienced 34-year old center Vladan Jocovic (211-115kg-82) from S.Centar. The experience big man signed an open contract and will be able to move abroad if a better opportunity presents itself after New Year holidays. Jocovic ended the last season at Trepca (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 5 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.6rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Ibar Rozaje. In 14 Erste Liga games he had 12.7ppg and...   [read more]


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