Pekovic will be officially proposed to become the new president of the Federation in an upcoming board meeting this Thursday and is expected to to be elected to the position in the upcoming weeks. He will join the likes of former players such as Hedo Turkoglu, Andrei Kirilenko and Jorge Garbajosa in being elected at the helm of his country Basketball Federation.
Former EuroLeague champion Nikola Pekovic will become the next president of the Montenegrin Basketball Federation. Pekovic has been the Team Manager of the Montenegrin national team since 2020. According to a report by Vijesti, Pekovic will be officially proposed to become the new president of the Federation in an upcoming board meeting Thursday (29/4) and is expected to to be elected to the position in the following weeks when the Federation’s assembly will have its next session. He will succeed Veselin Barovic.
Montenegro head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic seems to have liked what he saw at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers, keeping the core of the team intact for the Final Round in China. Among the 11 returning players, Nikola Ivanovic, who averaged 14.0 points and a team-high 4.8 assists, and all-around big man Bojan Dubljevic are set to form the trio of leaders together with the big-name addition of Nikola Vucevic. The latter, who had breakthrough 2018-19 season with the NBA Orlando Magic, had last featured for his country at FIBA EuroBasket 2017.