Confident Bulut 'fears no one' as he leads new-look 3x3 powerhouse Novi Sad
16 Mar 2021
NOVI SAD (Serbia) - Much uncertainty surrounds the new-look Novi Sad ahead of the 10th edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour starting in Doha next week, but some things remain the same.
Dusan Bulut aka 'Mr Bullutproof' has clearly not lost his swagger as he said he feared no team in an ominous warning to rivals, who have seemingly relished the prospect of jumping past the new-look Serbs.
3x3's off-season has been dominated by the sudden split-up of four-time World Tour Final champs Novi Sad, who have been the undisputed powerhouse longer than a Quentin Tarantino film. But they disappointed during last year's shortened season and were overtaken by rivals Riga and Liman.
It led to the departures of superstars Marko Savic and Dejan Majstorovic, who have both joined Ub.
Many are writing off Novi Sad's chances of staying elite, but the supreme confidence of Bulut should have opponents wary.
"I don't fear no one," he said. "Until I know I got answers against everybody that I play against, we will see who is the hardest puzzle."
Bulut, as always, remains the key for Novi Sad and will continue a deadly one-two punch with big fella Tamas Ivosev. Marko Milakovic and Strahinja Milosevic have the almost impossible task of replacing Savic and Majstorovic ahead of the Doha Masters on March 26-27.
In their first outing, they had mixed success in the United League Europe's first stop in Russia with tight victories over BC Samara and Gagarin before falling to eventual finalist Tri Zvezdochki 19-17.