Neven Spahija

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Neven Spahija
Atlanta Hawks
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1962-11-06) 6 November 1962 (age 52)
Šibenik, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Career information
Coaching career 1986–present
Career history
As coach:
1986–1987 Elemes Šibenik (assistant)
1994–1996 Zrinjevac Zagreb (assistant)
1996–1997 Gradine Pula
1999–2000 Union Olimpija (assistant)
2000–2001 Cibona Zagreb
2001–2005 Croatia
2001–2003 Krka Novo Mesto
2003 Avtodor Saratov
2004–2005 Roseto Sharks
2005–2006 Lietuvos rytas
2006–2007 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2007–2008 Tau Cerámica
2008–2010 Valencia Basket
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2013 Cibona Zagreb
2014–present Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Neven Spahija (born 6 November 1962) is a Croatian professional basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Previously started his career with Gradine Pula from Croatia and Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia by assistant career. He started his head coach career with KK Cibona from Croatia where he won his first League Championship in 2001 then he worked with KK Krka Novo Mesto from Slovenia, Avtodor Saratov from Russia, BC Lietuvos Rytas from Lithuania, Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, Tau Baskonia and Valencia Basket Club from Spain. From 2010 to 2012 he was head coach of Fenerbahçe Ülker[1] from Turkey. In June 2013, he was named the head coach of Cibona Zagreb for the next four years.[2] In November 2013, he parted ways with Cibona.[3]

On August 4, 2014, Spahija was hired by the Atlanta Hawks to be their assistant coach.[4]


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