Efes Pilsen have officially announced the signing of Croatian Velimir Perasovic as their new head coach.

Efes Pilsen had included Perasovic’ name in the shortlist amongst those of Jasmin Repesa, Panagiotis Giannakis and Svetislav Pesic but the young coach who coached Cibona to the Croatian championship and Adriatic final was the chosen one.

Perasovic has coached TAU (now Caja Laboral), Cibona and Estudiantes. Although producing excellent results at TAU he had to leave the team due to heart problems.

The contract was signed for a 1+1 year (option by the club).