As you’ve probably heard, former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov resigned last week under duress. But it seems that citizens of Russian capital don’t have many reasons to be worried: The new sheriff is already in town! Of course, we’re speaking here about Dusko Vujosevic, Partizan’s proven “miracle worker,” who recently coached CSKA in his first official match.
After a few minutes into the VTB United League opening match, the situation didn’t look bright at all for Vujosevic’s side as Lietuvos Rytas took a quick 10-2 lead at the start of the match. However, after this uncharacteristic start, Vujosevic took a time out, and things turned out all right: CSKA played better from minute to minute right through to the fourth quarter, when the Red Army were almost unstoppable.
The advantage continued to increase until the final buzzer, when the score read 80-61 for CSKA. The Moscow team was led by Jamont Gordon (with 18 points), Ramunas Siskauskas (15) and the returning Matjaz Smodis (15), and Serbian youngster Boban Marjanovic (with 11 points to go with eight rebounds).
After the poor start to this season, Lietvous Rytas head coach Drazen Anzulovic has already resigned his post. The VTB United League is divided into two groups, with a few high-profile teams involved: Aside from CSKA and L. Rytas are BC Khimki Moscow region, Asseco Prokom, Žalgiris Kaunas, and Azovmash Mariupol, as well as several smaller Eastern European teams.
– written by Tomislav Lovrekovic