November 23, 1943 |
Sumartin, SR Croatia,
|Listed height||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Listed weight||104 kg (229 lb)|
Scavolini Pesaro (1972–73)
|Competitor for Yugoslavia|
|Silver||1968 Mexico City||Team|
|Silver||1965 Soviet Union||Team|
Petar Skansi (born 23 November 1943 in Sumartin) is a former Croatian basketball player and coach. During his playing career he played for Jugoplastika and Scavolini Pesaro. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
After retiring from playing in 1976 Skansi began coaching and later led Yugoslavia to third place in the 1979 European Championship. After Croatia's independence in 1991 he became the Croatia national basketball team coach and won silver medal with Croatia in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Between the 1970s and early 2000s he coached a number of Italian teams and his best achievement in club sports was winning the 1992 Italian Championship with Pallacanestro Treviso.
For his achievements he was awarded the Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport twice, in 1992 and 2003.
- Petar Skansi at Sports-Reference.com
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