Aleksandar "Aco" Petrović (born February 16, 1959) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former professional player. Petrović was also the older brother of the late Dražen Petrović.
Personal life [ edit ]
His close cousin is
Serbian basketball player Dejan Bodiroga His close family lives in Zemun. [1 ]
Playing career [ edit ]
Petrović played as a
shooting guard and achieved prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The pro clubs he played for included Šibenka, Cibona Zagreb, Scavolini Pesaro, Novi Zagreb and Luxembourg.
Coaching career [ edit ]
Petrović has coached the senior men's
Croatian national team on two occasions, in 1995, when they finished third in the EuroBasket 1995, and between 1999 and 2001, when they finished 7th in the EuroBasket 2001.
Between 1991 and 1995, Petrović started his club coaching career with
Cibona Zagreb. Between 1995 and 1997, he coached the Spanish ACB League club San Fernando Sevilla, before returning to Cibona for the 1997–98 season.
In the 2001–02 season, he went to Poland to coach
Anwil Włocławek. In 2004, he was again in Spain with Caprabo Lleida. In 2006, he took over at the Italian League club Carifac Fabriano, before switching to Eurorida Scafati. In the 2007–08 season, he took over the Croatian club Zadar. He then became the head coach of Cedevita.
He was named the
Eurocup Coach of the Year in 2011. [2 ]
In February 2012, he was appointed as the coach of
Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team.
After departure of
Božidar Maljković, Petrović once again took charge over KK Cedevita on November 26, 2012. After Cedevita was eliminated from Euroleague and Croatian Cup and left without chance of qualifying for ABA League Final Four, Petrović offered his resignation which was accepted on 3 March 2013. [3 ] [4 ]
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