Petar Skansi

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Petar Skansi
Personal information
Born (1943-11-23) 23 November 1943 (age 70)
Sumartin, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 104 kg (229 lb)
Career information
Pro career 1964–1976
Position Center
Coaching career 1976–2004
Career history
As player:
1964–1972 Jugoplastika
1972–1973 VL Pesaro
1973–1976 Jugoplastika
As coach:
1976–1977 Jugoplastika
1981–1984 VL Pesaro
1984–1985 Fabriano
1987–1988 Venezia
1988–1989 Virtus Roma
1990–1993 Treviso
1992–1997 Croatia national team
1997–1999 Fortitudo Bologna
1999–2000 PAOK
2003 Split
2003–2004 Krka

Petar Skansi (born 23 November 1943) is a former Croatian basketball player and coach. During his playing career he played for Jugoplastika Split and Scavolini Pesaro. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

He was member of the Yugoslav national basketball team squad which won silver medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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.

Political career[edit]

From January 2012. until June 2014 he was Deputy Minister of Science, Education and Sports in the centre-left government of Zoran Milanović.

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