In an emotional pre-game ceremony, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu handed him his personalised Euroleague Basketball Legend trophy. He is the first head coach to be chosen for this distinction. Ivković also received a framed copy of the scoresheets used in his two EuroLeague Championship Games with Olympiacos in 1997 and 2012. He also received an unforgettable standing ovation once he was introduced, and took the time to greet current and former players one by one. The VIPs watching the game at the Peace and Friendship Stadium included tennis superstar Novak Đoković, as well as some of his former players and Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and EuroCup coaches.
Celebration Of Coach Ivković’s Legendary Career
In an unforgettable evening for European basketball fans, Olympiacos Piraeus hosted an All-Star team to honour Dušan Ivković (73), who has announced his retirement after an unprecedented 48-year career on the bench.