After several meetings and hours of negotiations, the two sides will not renew their cooperation. Obradovic leaves Fenerbahce after seven years with the best of memories. The Turkish club is going through some financial difficulties and so the budget reduction was the main reason why they had to say goodbye to the Serbian coach.
Obradovic will take a year off from coaching as he announced, “A big thanks to all players that I worked with in the last seven years. They are the most important ones that performed those outstanding results. Special thanks to all without whom this job makes no sense, the fans. They have been showing us endless support and love in every moment during those wonderful seven years. There were so many moments that they gave us that I will never forget in my life,” via euroleague.net.