Zoran Lukic - BEKO PBL Coach Of The Year

Photo: Grigory Sokolov.
Text: BEKO PBL Press service

 NN head coach named the best by the League.

Lukic was one of the main reasons of Nizhny Novgorod's outstanding perfomances in their debut top-flight season. The young club made the headlines by entering the play-offs, where they managed to grab the 5th palce in final standings.

The 39-year-old coach from Serbia has been with the team for 3 years, and at the end of this season NN's general manager Sergey Panov extended his deal by another two years.

"It's a big suprise for me. I'm very happy, but i need to mention that it's not only my merit. This award has been won by the whole team - the players, the coaching staff and our management, which knows what it wants and is moving to this goal", - Lukic said.




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League's finals standings after the end of all play-offs series.