Drucker, Perasovic, Zdovc favourites for Aris bench

Sharon Drucker still remains the favourite to take charge of Aris next season while Velimir Perasovic and Jure Zdovc are also seriously considered by the Aris management.

Drucker was the assistant coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last season at the side of Pini Gershon. This isn’t the first time Aris is interested in a Maccabi’s assistant as Charles Barton some years ago and David Blatt last season coaches Aris too.

Aris also targets Velimir Perasovic, but his case is considered very difficult as he is currently one of the most wanted coaches in Europe with offers from Euroleague sides such as Efes Pilsen, Valencia and according to some sources possibly even CSKA Moscow.

The third candidate for the position is former Union Olimpija and Slovenia NT coach Jure Zdovc. Zdovc is well-know and respected in Greece as he has spent years in Greece both as a player and as a coach.

Any decision taken will be directly linked to the club’s budget for next season. The management wants to keep the budget at the same level as last season (1.5-2 million euros), but most likely it will get reduced.