August 26, 1967 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Listed weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|Pro playing career||1984–2005|
|1992–1994||Olimpia Milano (Philips / Recoaro)|
|1994–1996||Fortitudo Bologna (Filodoro / Teamsystem)|
|1996||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2003–2005||Victoria Libertas Pesaro (Scavolini)|
|2005||Olimpia Milano (Armani Jeans)|
|2006–2007||Olimpia Milano (Armani Jeans)|
|2013–present||Serbia national basketball team|
|Career highlights and awards|
Aleksandar "Saša" Đorđević (Anglicized: Sasha Djordjevic, Serbian Cyrillic: Александар "Саша" Ђорђевић, pronounced [alě̞ksaːndar sâʃa d͡ʑɔ̝̌ːrd͡ʑe̞vit͡ɕ]) (born August 26, 1967 in Belgrade) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player, and a current basketball coach. He was a 1.88 m (6'2") point guard, and played 108 games for the national basketball team of Yugoslavia. Đorđević started his basketball career while attending secondary school in Belgrade, where he was a part of the school basketball team that won the city basketball tournament in 1986. His father, Bratislav Đorđević, was the coach of the Belgrade team Crvena zvezda.
Professionally, Đorđević played for: KK Partizan (1984–1992), Philips Milano a.k.a. Recoaro Milano (1992–1994), Filodoro Bologna a.k.a. Teamsystem Bologna (1994–1996), the Portland Trail Blazers (September–December 1996, 8 games, 25 points scored), FC Barcelona (January 1997 – 1999), Real Madrid (1999–2002), Scavolini Pesaro (2003–2005), and Armani Jeans Milano (February–June 2005).
Đorđević retired from playing professional basketball on July 3, 2005, after an exhibition game in front of the home crowd in Belgrade, in which many of his former teammates and fierce opponents took part.
Đorđević is remembered for his performance against Croatia in the 1997 EuroBasket. In the EuroBasket 1995, he put on one of the best individual performances ever in a EuroBasket final game, scoring 41 points, and shooting 9 of 12 on three pointers.
Đorđević is one of the ambassadors of good will in Serbia, along with Emir Kusturica, Ana Ivanovic, and Jelena Janković, one of the founders of the humanitarian organization Group Seven, as well as the president of the Belgrade Marathon.
Awards and accomplishments
Some of the honors Đorđević won as a senior player are:
- Euroleague: 1
- Korać Cup: 3
- 1989, 1993, 1999
- National Championship of Yugoslavia: 2
- 1987, 1992
- National Cup of Yugoslavia: 2
- 1989, 1992
- Spanish League: 3
- 1997, 1999, 2000
- Summer Olympic Games:
- FIBA World Cup:
- FIBA EuroBasket:
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