Mirko Novosel

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Mirko Novosel (born 30 June 1938 in Zagreb, Croatia, Ex Yugoslavia) is a retired Croatian basketball player, referee and coach. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on 7 September 2007.

Playing career[edit]

Novosel played club basketball from 1952 to 1966.

Coaching career[edit]

As a coach, Novosel led the Yugoslavian national team to the silver medal at the 1974 FIBA World Championship, the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

He also coached Cibona Zagreb to three Yugoslav League titles, seven Yugoslav Cups, and a European Champions Cup (Euroleague) title in 1985, when he was named the European Coach of the Year.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladimir Kondrashin
EuroBasket
Winning Coach

1973, 1975
Succeeded by
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Nikolić