Qualifying for the 2012/13 Euroleague Cedevita raised its ambitions, which was confirmed on Sunday, when a legendary Serbian coach Božidar Maljković was signed on a three-year contract.
Maljković is currently the head-coach of the Slovenian national team and was a candidate fr Cedevita since he left Lokomotiv Kuban at the end of the previous season. Maljkovic started his career in his native Serbia with Belgrade clubs Usce, Radnicki and Red Star between 1971 and 1986, when he moved to Split. He coached F.C. Barcelona from 1990 to 1992 and faced his former team in another Euroleague title game, and stayed at Limoges from 1992 to 1995, before two seasons with Panathinaikos. After one year at Racing Paris in France, he spent five with Unicaja in Spain, with whom he won the Korac Cup, and two with Real Madrid. He took over at Tau Ceramica of Spain in the spring of 2007 and guided that team to another Final Four appearance. Altogether, Maljkovic has won five trophies in Europe and six national titles in three different countries and seven national cups.