Dušan Ivković

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Dušan Ivković
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Dušan Ivković, while working as the head coach of the Serbian national team in 2011.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Position Head coach
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1943-10-29) October 29, 1943 (age 70)
Belgrade, Serbia
Nationality Serbian
Career information
Pro playing career 1958–1968
Career history
As player:
1958–1968 Radnički Belgrade
As coach:
1978–1980 Partizan
1980–1982 Aris
1982–1984 Radnički Belgrade
1984–1987 Šibenka
1987–1990 Vojvodina
1991–1993 PAOK
1994–1996 Panionios
1996–1999 Olympiacos
1999–2001 AEK Athens
2002–2005 CSKA Moscow
2005–2007 Dynamo Moscow
2010–2012 Olympiacos
2008–2013 Serbia
2014–present Anadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Dušan "Duda" Ivković (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ивковић "Дуда"; born October 29, 1943) is a Serbian professional basketball coach who currently serves as a head coach for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. He served as a head coach of the Serbian national basketball team from 2008 to 2013. He is also a former professional basketball player and current president of the Serbian club BKK Radnički. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors.

Playing career[edit]

Ivković played club basketball at the senior level, from 1958 to 1968, with the Yugoslav League club Radnički Belgrade.

Coaching career[edit]

Ivković has coached in the following clubs: Radnički Belgrade, Partizan, Aris, Šibenik, Vojvodina, PAOK, Panionios, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, CSKA Moscow, and Dynamo Moscow.

In 1997, he was named the best European professional basketball coach, after having coached several clubs to domestic championships and to the Euroleague Final Four.

In 2014, he signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes Istanbul, starting to coach from the 2014–15 season.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dušan Ivković's elder brother Slobodan "Piva" Ivković, was also a famous basketball player and coach.[2] Ivković is related to the famous Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla. Ivković's maternal grandmother, Olga Mandić, and Tesla's mother, Đuka Mandić, were first cousins.[3][4] Coincidentally, Tesla died the same year that Ivković was born.

Ivković is a record holding pigeon racer.

Head coaching career with Yugoslav and Serbian national teams[edit]

Championships and medals[edit]

Club competitions[edit]




AEK Athens[edit]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Dynamo Moscow[edit]

National team competitions[edit]

As a head coach[edit]

As an assistant coach[edit]


External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Lute Olson
FIBA World Championship
Winning Coach

Succeeded by
United States Don Nelson
Preceded by
Greece Kostas Politis
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Svetislav Pešić
Winning Coach

1989, 1991
Succeeded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Svetislav Pešić
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Obradović
Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Božidar Maljković
Serbia Željko Obradović
Winning Coach

Succeeded by
Italy Ettore Messina
Greece Giorgos Bartzokas