A proud day for the entire London Lions organization, announcing Petar Božić as the new head coach of the Men’s team.
With coach Božić at the helm, the Lions are setting their goals and expectations high for the upcoming British Basketball League and EuroCup campaigns.
Coach Božić joins the Lions after spending the last six years with the San Antonio Spurs organisation, as an assistant coach (2017-2021) and as a head coach (2021-2023) of the Austin Spurs in the G-League, during which time he was crowned G-League champion (2018).
Prior to his stint in the NBA G-League, Božić served as head coach of Partizan Belgrade, in his home country of Serbia during the 2015-2016 season, and as an assistant coach from 2013-2015 helping them win the Serbian League Championship in 2014.
Božić’s 16-year playing career included 8 seasons (2004-2012) and 471 games played with Partizan where he won 18 titles across the Serbian League, the Adriatic (ABA) League and the Serbian Cup, logging 122 Euroleague appearances and a Euroleague Final 4 appearance (2010) as the team’s long-time captain.
General Manager Brett Burman commented on the signing:
“We are ecstatic to welcome Coach Božić and his family to the London Lions. He is an individual who brings the toughness and passion of his playing days right to the sideline. Coach Božić embodies all the characteristics we were searching for when identifying the next leader of our program. I can’t wait to watch him raise the bar and take this group to new heights.”
Božić, will be joined by assistant coaches, Robert Youngbood, Polat Kaya who return to the Lions for the 2023-2024 season – and newly signed assistant coach Chris Caird.