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Partizan NIS
2013–14 KK Partizan season
Partizan NIS logo
Nickname The Black-Whites
The Steamroller
Leagues Serbian League
Adriatic League
Euroleague
Founded 4 October 1945
History KK Partizan
1945–present
Arena Pionir Hall
(capacity: 8,150)
Kombank Arena
(capacity: 23,000)
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Black and White
         
President Serbia Predrag Danilović
Head coach Serbia Duško Vujošević
Championships 1 Euroleague
1 Triple Crown
3 Korać Cups
6 Adriatic Championships
20 Domestic Titles
13 Domestic Cups
Website kkpartizan.rs
Uniforms
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away

Košarkaški klub Partizan (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Партизан, English: Partizan Basketball Club), commonly known as Partizan Belgrade and currently known as Partizan NIS for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is part of the multi-sports Belgrade-based club Partizan. The club competes in the Serbian League, Adriatic League and Euroleague.

Partizan is the most successful basketball club in Serbia. During its more than six decades long history, Partizan has won as many as 43 trophies. Partizan is the defending Serbian basketball champion and the holder of 20 national champion titles, of which the last twelve were won consecutively.[2] They have also won 13 national basketball cups and 6 Adriatic championships. The most significant trophy the club has won is the European Champion trophy at the Final Four of the Euroleague in Istanbul in 1992. KK Partizan was the European champion in 1992 with curiosity of winning the title, although playing all but one of the games (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr) on foreign grounds (in Madrid suburb Fuenlabrada); FIBA decided not to allow teams from the former Yugoslavia to play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region.[3] Same year club took national championship and cup, and won Triple Crown. KK Partizan was not allowed to defend the Euroleague title in the 1992–93 season, because of UN sanctions. They also won 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989.

Partizan has grown into the most famous basketball brand from Serbia and team acclaimed both on the European and World levels. Partizan has earned respect not only by winning and constantly participating in the European competitions, but also thanks to a multitude of its players that have worn the jersey of the National team, the squad who has conquered the world earning fame and trophies for their country. No European team has given as much players in the world best league NBA as Partizan did and they have always been the trademark of the country which was multiple European and World basketball champion. In September 2009, KK Partizan became the first Serbian team to play an official game against NBA teams.[4]

History[edit]

Formation and early years (1945–1971)[edit]

The club was founded on 4 October 1945, as a basketball section of the Sports Association of the Central House of the Yugoslav Army. The first club championship of Yugoslavia was held in 1946, and the Partizan team consisted mostly of players from Yugoslav Army basketball team, which in 1945 won the state championship tournament against teams of Yugoslav republics. KK Partizan officially ceased to be a club of the Army in 1953, since the entire sports society became independent and received the name of Partizan Yugoslav Sports Association (JSD Partizan).

Although with very strong roster, with a lot of players who played for the national team of Yugoslavia, Partizan waited for the first senior title of Yugoslav champion until 1976. In the first 30 years of history many great players went through Partizan – Mirko Marjanović, Božidar Munćan, Radomir Šaper, Vilmoš Loci, Lajoš Engler, Čedomir Stojičević, Borislav Stanković, Borislav Ćurčić, Branko Radović, Radovan Radović, Miloš Bojović, Dragutin Čermak, Slobodan Jelić and many others. During this period Partizan finished five times as second-placed in the championship of Yugoslavia, on two occasions it even had the same number of points as the winner, but failed to reach the title of national champion.[5]

Creating a powerhouse (1971–1981)[edit]

Hall of Famer Dražen Dalipagić

The rise of Partizan and its emergence into one of the most successful clubs in Europe begun in the early 1970s, when former players started to run the club and when the coaching job was taken by national team coach Ranko Žeravica. He made a great selection of young players led by extremely talented Dražen Dalipagić and Dragan Kićanović. Since Žeravica, as the national team coach (until 1965 as an assistant to Aleksandar Nikolić and then as head coach) closely followed the development of the world basketball for more than ten years, including the American professional league, he applied his knowledge and experience to young Partizan team, trying to combine the best features of American and Soviet concepts of basketball game, while adapting them to special mentality of Belgrade, Serbia and Yugoslav region.

He gathered around him other young professionals, and in late 1970s, when Žeravica went coaching abroad, his former associates Borislav Ćorković and Dušan Ivković took over the team and continued to build great Partizan.

This exceptionally important period in the club history was crowned with a few trophies. The first was the title of Yugoslav champion in 1975–76 season, followed by two victories in Korać Cup (1978 in Banja Luka, KK Bosna was defeated with 117–110, while in 1979 Partizan defeated Italian Arrigoni 108–98), first double in 1978–79 and another national championship title in 1980–81. In addition to coaches Žeravica, Ćorković and Ivković, who led the team to great success, great credit for creating European basketball powerhouse belong to players – above all, Dražen Dalipagić and Dragan Kićanović, than Dragutin Čermak, Goran Latifić (captain of the first championship team in 1976), Josip Farčić, Dragan Todorić, Dušan Kerkez, Miodrag Marić, Boban Petrović, Arsenije Pešić, Boris Beravs, Milenko Savović, Jadran Vujačić, Nebojša Zorkić, Žarko Zečević and many others.[6]

The new "Dream Team" (1985–1991)[edit]

After a calm period due to change of generations, by the end of the 1980s under the leadership of new club director, famous basketball ace Dragan Kićanović, who involved young experts, such as Duško Vujošević (coaches in the mid 1980s were also Zoran Slavnić, Borislav Džaković and Vladislav Lučić), successful Partizan team was created again.

The generation of Aleksandar Đorđević, Vlade Divac, Žarko Paspalj, Ivo Nakić, Miroslav Pecarski and Oliver Popović grew up, and with support of slightly older Željko Obradović, Milenko Savović and Goran Grbović, led by young coach Duško Vujošević, brought Partizan back to the very top of Yugoslav and European basketball.

That generation won the title of national champion in 1986–87, and in 1988, after victories in the Euroleague over the most powerful European clubs of that time (such as Barcelona, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Aris and Tracer) secured participation in the Final Four in the Belgian city of Ghent. After losing in the semifinals to Maccabi Tel Aviv (82–87), Partizan won over Aris (105–93) and won third place in Europe.

In 1989, enforced by young Predrag Danilović, Partizan won the Korać Cup for the third time, triumphing over Vismara Cantù. After losing the first game in Italy (76–89), Partizan celebrated the return leg in Belgrade with 101–82. That same season, Partizan won the Yugoslav Cup over new European champions Jugoplastika Split (87–74).

European and worldwide recognition of this sparkling second generation of aces attracted many talented young basketball players to the club, but at the same time, high interest from financially powerful clubs in Europe and the United States for best Partizan players, significantly reduced their time spent in the club. Vlade Divac and Žarko Paspalj in late 1989, along with Dražen Petrović from Cibona became the first players from the territory of Yugoslavia who pursued their careers in the NBA league.[7]

At the top of Europe (1991–1992)[edit]

After the departure of Divac, Paspalj, Grbović, Savović and other main players of the previous seasons, Partizan created a new young team for the 1991–92 season, whose main stars were Aleksandar Đorđević and Predrag Danilović. For a new coach, management has chosen a team captain and former national team player with almost no coaching experience, Želimir Obradović. His professional counselor became former Partizan coach and player, top European basketball expert, professor Aleksandar Nikolić. With full support from management, coaching tandem with a very young team began serious preparations.

Soon the young coach Obradović stepped in with some public statements that seemed unrealistic to many. He claimed that Partizan again has a very strong team, that the new tandem Đorđević – Danilović was the best backcourt pair in Europe and that his team will not be an outsider in Euroleague.

It turned out that Obradović was right, though Partizan faced another trouble: FIBA decided not to allow teams from the former Yugoslavia to play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region. Belgrade's "Black and Whites" have opted to be "hosts" in the Madrid suburb of Fuenlabrada, in the Polideportivo Fernando Martin arena. This proved a good decision – from the first game on, it was clear that Partizan players in Spain felt at home, because the Spanish audience supported the young team in best possible way.

Thus began a great Partizan "odyssey" in Europe. Željko Obradović's team was in lethal rhythm of European and domestic matches, traveling thousands of kilometers in just a few days. But Obradović's team from game to game performed even better.

Partizan finished the competition in the group stage in the Euroleague in fourth place with nine wins and five defeats. That meant that Partizan in crucial matches to qualify for the Final Four, had to play with Knorr. Bolognese had a strong team led by former Yugoslav national team player Jurij Zdovc. But, Đorđević, Danilović, Ivo Nakić, Zoran Stevanović, Vladimir Dragutinović, Željko Rebrača, Mlađan Šilobad, Slaviša Koprivica, Nikola Lončar and Dragiša Šarić were better in three games and for the second time won the place in the Final Four. The biggest success in the history of Partizan, winning the title of European champion, was achieved on the Final Four in Istanbul in April 1992. Average age of the team was only 21.7 and out of 17 games all but one (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr in Belgrade) were played on foreign grounds.[8]

At the Final Four held in Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul Partizan defeated, at that moment the two strongest European teams – in the semifinals Italian Phillips and in finals Spanish Joventut Badalona (71–70), with a famous three point in the last second by Aleksandar Đorđević. Partizan took the title of European champion. Brilliant season in the history of the club was completed with the triumph in the national championship and Cup.[9]

Time of isolation (1992–1995)[edit]

After the Istanbul triumph Đorđević and Danilović moved to Italy. They went right to clubs that Partizan defeated the year before during its "conquest of Europe" – Danilović in Knorr and Đorđević in Phillips. The departure of these two proved to be irreparable loss. Because of the UN sanctions against Yugoslavia, Partizan was not allowed to defend the European title in 1992–93 season. The new team had to be created. In 1992–93 season, led by coach Željko Lukajić Partizan won national cup, and the next season was again very successful. The team coached by Borislav Džaković won both domestic league and cup. The new generation of players grew up, marked with Nikola Lončar, Miroslav Berić, Haris Brkić, Željko Rebrača, Predrag Drobnjak, Aleksandar Čubrilo. Additionally, in 1995 Yugoslav clubs were again able to compete in European competitions. Young players with no experience in Europe didn't achieve any significant results in their returning season in Europe, but with guidance of experienced expert Ranko Žeravica they took the national title in 1995–96 and secured another season in Europe's top competition.[10]

New beginning (1996–2006)[edit]

In 1996–97 season Partizan, led by new coach Miroslav Nikolić, qualified for TOP 16 of Euroleague where, after great struggle, it was eliminated by later European champion Olympiacos. Partizan defended the title in domestic league. Enforced with Dejan Tomašević, Dejan Koturović, Dragan Lukovski, the team was powerful again. Next season, 1997–98, was huge success in Euroleague. Just two years after "return to Europe" Partizan won the third participation in Final Four. After series of defeats in group stage and the resignation of Miroslav Nikolić, who was substituted by Milovan Bogojević, Partizan was back in style. First, it eliminated the official champion Olympiacos, and than in the quarterfinals it was better than the Russian champions CSKA. After departure of Berić and Koturović, enforced with new backcourt pair Miroslav Radošević and Vladimir Đokić Partizan took fourth place.[11] However, the season in domestic competition was failure, so new coach, Vladislav Lučić was appointed. Domestic 1998–99 season was not completed due to NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Nevertheless, Partizan won the Yugoslav Cup, defeating KK FMP in the finals, in a game that was played to the sound of the air attack warning sirens. At the end of the season most of players left the club, so another young squad was formed. Led by coach Nenad Trajković and players Radоšević, Đokić, Čubrilo, Nenad Čanak, Ratko Varda, Veselin Petrović, Dragan Marković Partizan defended the Yugoslav Cup title. 2000–01 season was marked by come-back of players Berić, Nikola Bulatović, Aleksandar Glintić, Branko Milisavljević and big legends Vlade Divac, Predrag Danilović, Žarko Paspalj, but this time as part of the club management. The coach was Darko Ruso, and Partizan managed TOP 16 of Euroleague.[12] In December 2000 tragedy struck, when club legend and fan favourite Haris Brkić, who returned to club just weeks earlier, was shot and killed outside of Pionir Hall.[13]

Duško Vujošević is the most successful coach in club's history.

The return of basketball expert Duško Vujošević coincides with the beginning of a new era in the history of the club. Since 2001–02 season, Partizan enjoys near total domination in Serbia and wider region, winning 12 consecutive national titles, 6 national cups (5 consecutive), 6 Adriatic league titles (5 consecutive) and having some of the brightest moments in Euroleague.

Clubs main policy is to produce young quality players who can continue the trophy series of Partizan as well as Serbian national basketball team. That is why Partizan became known world-wide as the club who produced the most top European players, and alongside University of North Carolina gave most NBA players in the past 20 years. However, financial situation in Serbian society makes it impossible to keep young players together for longer time, thus affecting clubs chances of fighting on equal terms with more powerful European clubs.

In the period between 2001 and 2006 Partizan struggled to get more respectful results in Euroleague. However, on domestic front Partizan established domination and the build-up for the European success in following years. During these years, many players emerged through Partizan champion squads, like Miloš Vujanić, Nenad Krstić, Vule Avdalović, young national team players Uroš Tripković, Luka Bogdanović, Kosta Perović, Boris Bakić, Dejan Borovnjak, Novica Veličković. They were supported by more experienced players like Vlado Šćepanović, Đuro Ostojić, Dejan Milojević, Predrag Šuput, Petar Božić, Fred House and Vonteego Cummings.[14]

European successes and domination in domestic competitions (2006–present)[edit]

Years of hard work and patience finally begun to pay off in 2006–07 season. In addition to 6th consecutive title in Serbia, Partizan won its first Adriatic league trophy, defeating another Serbian club, FMP, in the finals. Dušan Kecman, Milenko Tepić, Nikola Peković, with Veličković, Cummings, Perović, Bakić, Bogdanović managed to TOP 16 of Euroleague. Ever since that season Partizan regularly reaches at least the play-off stage of Euroleague. The next 2007–08 season was a big come back to the top of European basketball. Partizan was a huge hit in Euroleague, strengthened with Milt Palacio, Slavko Vraneš, Čedomir Vitkovac Partizan knocked out of the competition European champions Panathinaikos and was stopped in the quarterfinals by TAU Cerámica in a close fought encounter.

On domestic front, Partizan won the first of four consecutive triple crowns, uniting the trophies in national league, national cup and regional league.[15]

The 2008–09 season showed everybody that the great success from the previous season was not an accident. Partizan defended all three trophies in a dominant manner. New players Aleksandar Rašić, Stephane Lasme, Jan Veselý perfectly fitted with Veličković, Tepić, Tripković, Vraneš, Božić and reached quarterfinals of Euroleague again, where they were eliminated by CSKA.[16] On 5 March 2009, Partizan and its faithful fans became record holders, setting a record crowd of 22,567 in a game against Panathinaikos, the highest ever attendance for any basketball game held indoors in Europe. Coach Vujošević was given the highest coaching award in Europe, the Euroleague Coach of the Year Award,[17] and Partizan was chosen by Euroleague to go on tour against NBA teams, becoming one of the selected few clubs to represent European basketball in the USA.[18]

Partizan squad in 2008–09 season
Former point guard Bo McCalebb

The 2009–10 season is arguably one of the most successful, and definitely most exciting in the club history. In the pre-season there was little place for optimism. Main players from the previous seasons Uroš Tripković, Novica Veličković, Milenko Tepić, Stephane Lasme left the club. Experienced Dušan Kecman returned and Aleks Marić, Bo McCalebb, Lawrence Roberts were brought in. Partizan played better from game to game, and Pionir Hall remained impregnable fortress for many European greats like Efes Pilsen or Barcelona. Partizan again went to quarterfinals and this time faced Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv. Partizan went past their opponent in big style and secured the fourth Final Four of Euroleague.[19] In the final tournament of Euroleague held in Paris Partizan played even with their much richer rivals but was unlucky in both semi-final against Olympiacos 80–83 and for 3rd place with CSKA Moscow 88–90.[20] Both games were decided in overtime. Partizan again defended national league and cup titles.[21]

The final game of Adriatic league in front of the sold-out Arena Zagreb against great rivals from Croatia Cibona was arguably one of the most memorable moments in entire basketball history. Cibona trailed 68–72 with few seconds left but back-to-back triples by Marko Tomas and Bojan Bogdanović gave their team a 74–72 lead with just 0.6 seconds left. Cibona players and the crowd already begun to celebrate the title, but Partizan had the game's final possession and Dušan Kecman banked in the amazing game-winning triple from midcourt right at the buzzer to make Partizan win another Adriatic League title in front of the shocked crowd and opposition players.[22][23]

Before the 2010–11 season, Duško Vujošević, the most successful Partizan coach in history left the club after nine brilliant seasons.[24] Vlada Jovanović, previously his assistant, became the new head coach. The change in coaching position was followed by changes in playing squad as Marić, McCalebb, Roberts, Vraneš, Rašić left the club. New players were brought in Nathan Jawai, James Gist, Curtis Jerrells, Raško Katić. Along with fan favourite Jan Veselý these players made the first five, so it was for the first time that Partizan relied mainly on foreign players. The departure of Vujošević initially affected the results, but as the season went on Partizan played better and better and again won three trophies - national double and the regional league. In Euroleague, Partizan achieved its main goal and qualified for the TOP 16 phase.[25]

Again, most of the starters left the team before the 2011–12 season begun. Serbian national team players Milan Mačvan and Miroslav Raduljica were loaned in, and young players Vladimir Lučić and Dragan Milosavljević got more playing time. Partizan took advantage of the NBA lockout to bring in its former player, elite center Nikola Peković.[26] With most of the play revolving around him, Partizan got very close to securing another Euroleague Top 16 spot, but due to an end of the lockout Peković returned to NBA in early December. Without him, Partizan lost all 3 remaining fixtures and after 5 consecutive years, failed to qualify further. In regional Adriatic League, Partizan was stopped in semifinals, ending its 5-year reign in the competition. On domestic front however, Partizan extended its domination, winning another double.

The beginning of the 2012–13 season saw the return of Duško Vujošević to the club.[27] Petar Božić, long-term captain and the player with most appearances for the club, retired. Vladimir Lučić was appointed as captain, and Dragan Milosavljević became vice-captain. Dušan Kecman and Milan Mačvan were also among the players who left. The squad was drastically rejuvenated, with the oldest player, Marko Čakarević, being just 24 years old. Initially, the results in Euroleague suffered, with Partizan's inexperienced squad being knocked-out of the qroup stage. After the mixed performances in the ABA League regular season, Partizan performed superbly in the final four, winning its 6th regional title, and securing another season in Euroleague. In Serbian championship, Partizan successfully defended the trophy and brought its record to 20 national titles, of which last 12 are consecutive. The season was marked by rise of young players, such as Dāvis Bertāns, Bogdan Bogdanović, Joffrey Lauvergne and Léo Westermann.

Supporters[edit]

Grobari (Serbian Cyrillic: Гробари, English: The Undertakers) are supporters of the Belgrade football club Partizan. They generally support all clubs within the Sports Association Partizan, especially football and basketball club.[28]

Season by season record[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Pionir Arena, home of the KK Partizan since 1992.
Kombank Arena, Partizan's home for Euroleague games.

Partizan play their home games at Pionir Arena, located in the Belgrade municipality of Palilula. Arena was built in 1973 in just 11 months, by Energoprojekt. Basketball in Yugoslavia was then in full swing and although Pionir hosted many different sport events (volleyball, handball) it quickly became known as basketball sanctuary.[29] It has capacity of 8,150 seats. Pionir Arena is also home of Partizan's main rival Crvena zvezda. Before moving in the Pionir Arena, for 24 seasons (1968–1992), Partizan played their home games at New Belgrade Sport Hall, located in Belgrade municipality of New Belgrade. In the 2008–09 season, Partizan played their home games of the Euroleague Top 16 in the Kombank Arena. On 5 March 2009 against Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos a record crowd of 22,567 was set for the Euroleague.

However, their rival, Crvena zvezda set the European basketball attendance record with 24,232 fans on 26 March 2014 in a game against Budivelnik Kiev in Kombank Arena.[30]

In the first 23 years (1945–1968), the club played their home games at Open basketball courts on Belgrade Fortress before moving to New Belgrade Sport Hall.

Honours[edit]

Partizan has won 33 domestic trophies, including 20 championships, of which the last twelve were won consecutively, and 13 cups, of which the last five were won consecutively. They have also won six Adriatic championships, first five of them consecutive. Partizan started to make noise in European competitions in the late 1970s, when they won two back-to-back Korać Cups in 1978 and 1979. They also won another Korać Cup in 1989. In 1992, Partizan won the club's first – and to date only – Euroleague title, downing Joventut Badalona 70–71 on a miraculous buzzer-beater by Aleksandar Đorđević, which ranks among the most amazing shots in European basketball history. Overall, Partizan has won as many as 43 trophies, which makes it by far the most successful basketball club in Serbia.[31]

Honours No. Years
League
Serbian League Winners 15 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Yugoslav League Winners 5 1976, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1992
Cups
Radivoj Korać Cup Winners 10 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Yugoslav Cup Winners 3 1979, 1989, 1992
European
Euroleague Winners 1 1992
Korać Cup Winners 3 1978, 1979, 1989
Regional
Adriatic League Winners 6 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Players[edit]

For the complete list of KK Partizan players, see KK Partizan all-time roster

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Partizan NIS Belgrade roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G/F 4 Serbia Tepić, Milenko 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 27 – (1987-02-27)February 27, 1987
G 5 Serbia Aranitović, Petar 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 19 – (1994-09-20)September 20, 1994
F/C 7 France Lauvergne, Joffrey (C) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 22 – (1991-09-30)September 30, 1991
G/F 8 Montenegro Pavlović, Aleksandar 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 30 – (1983-11-15)November 15, 1983
G 9 France Westermann, Léo Injured 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 21 – (1992-07-24)July 24, 1992
G 10 France Dallo, Boris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 20 – (1994-03-12)March 12, 1994
C 11 Serbia Milutinov, Nikola 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (1994-12-30)December 30, 1994
G/F 12 Serbia Milosavljević, Dragan Injured (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1989-05-11)May 11, 1989
G 13 Serbia Bogdanović, Bogdan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (1992-08-18)August 18, 1992
F/C 14 Serbia Gagić, Đorđe 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 23 – (1990-12-28)December 28, 1990
C 15 Serbia Musli, Dejan 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 23 – (1991-01-03)January 3, 1991
C 18 Serbia Šalić, Đoko 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 18 – (1995-09-18)September 18, 1995
G/F 19 Serbia Andrić, Mihajlo 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (1994-01-04)January 4, 1994
F 33 Serbia Bezbradica, Nemanja 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 21 – (1993-03-29)March 29, 1993
F 44 Latvia Bertāns, Dāvis 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (1992-11-12)November 12, 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Montenegro Radoman Šćekić
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Serbia Predrag Šapina
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: April 16, 2014


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Dejan Musli Nikola Milutinov Đoko Šalić
PF Joffrey Lauvergne Đorđe Gagić Nemanja Bezbradica
SF Aleksandar Pavlović Dāvis Bertāns
SG Bogdan Bogdanović Mihajlo Andrić Dragan Milosavljević
PG Milenko Tepić Boris Dallo Petar Aranitović Léo Westermann

NBA rights[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Duško Vujošević is the most successful coach in club's history.

There have been 26 head coaches for Partizan since the founding of the club in 1945. The first head coach was Božo Grkinić who coached Partizan for two seasons. The first coach to bring Partizan official trophy was Borislav Ćorković. He won Yugoslav League with Partizan in 1976. Club won the first international trophy in 1978, while being coached by Ranko Žeravica. Željko Obradović lead the club to the most significant trophy, Euroleague in 1992. Duško Vujošević is the most successful coach in club's history. In his four stints with Partizan he won total of 22 trophies. Borislav Stanković and Ranko Žeravica are members of FIBA Hall of Fame, while Aleksandar Nikolić is a member of Basketball Hall of Fame. Furthermore, Nikolić, Dušan Ivković and Željko Obradović have been named among 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors.

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

Partizan is the first and to this day the only club from Serbia that played games against NBA teams. On the 2009 Euroleague American Tour, Partizan played against Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns.

3 October 2009
Denver Nuggets United States 102–70 Serbia Partizan Belgrade
6 October 2009
Phoenix Suns United States 111–80 Serbia Partizan Belgrade

Management[edit]

Current staff

Sponsorships[edit]

Official Shirt Sponsor NIS
Official Shirt Sponsor MT:S
Official Shirt Sponsor Volkswagen
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Kappa
Official Sport Drink Jazak Water
Official Broadcaster RTS
Official Travel Provider Air Serbia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
POP 84
1991
Euroleague Champions
KK Partizan

1992
Succeeded by
Limoges CSP
1993