Pero Antic returns to Crvena Zvezda

Former EuroLeague champion Pero Antic has signed for Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda as the Macedonian returns for a second spell at the club.

It was evident that Antic, who joins from Fenerbahce did not fit in coach Zeljko Obradovic’s plans, despite the forward having another year left on his contract. Antic’s move away from the EuroLeague champions came as little surprise.

Last season he averaged d 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds, but despite limited minutes made some clutch plays in the championship game

The 35-year-old veteran Antic last played for the Belgrade side in 2005 where he spent two years at the club, winning the Serbian Cup in 2006 before he left to join Bulgarians Lukoil Academic.

After spells in Bulgaria and Russia, Antic won his first EuroLeague title with Greek juggernaut Olympiacos in 2012 and again a year later. He then made the jump to the NBA where he spent two years with the Atlanta Hawks.

Antic returned to Europe, where he signed for Fenerbahce and last season he captured his third EuroLeague crown and second title at the Sinan Erdem Dome.

After early off-season issues, financially, Crvena Zvezda are slowly coming along with their squad for next season. Antic joins fellow debutants  James Feldeine, Taylor Rochestie and Mathias Lessort on the new-look roster.