Svetislav Pešić

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Svetislav Pešić
Светислав Пешић
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FC Bayern Munich
Position Head coach
League German League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1949-08-28) August 28, 1949 (age 65)
Novi Sad, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
Pro career 1967–1979
Coaching career 1982–present
Career history
As player:
1967–1971 Partizan Belgrade
1971–1979 Bosna Sarajevo
As coach:
1982–1987 Bosna Sarajevo
1987–1993 Germany
1993–2000 ALBA Berlin
2000–2002 FR Yugoslavia
2001–2002 RheinEnergie Köln
2002–2004 FC Barcelona
2004–2006 Virtus Roma (Lottomatica)
2006–2007 CB Girona (Akasvayu)
2007–2008 Dinamo Moscow
2008–2009 Red Star Belgrade
2010–2011 Valencia BC (Power Electronics)
2012 Germany
2011–2012 Red Star Belgrade
2012–present Bayern Munich

Svetislav Pešić (Serbian Cyrillic: Светислав Пешић, born August 28, 1949) is a former Serbian professional basketball player and current basketball head coach of Bayern Munich.

Playing career[edit]

As a player of Bosna, Pešić won the European Champions Cup (Euroleague) in the season 1978-79. He played for Partizan (1967–1971), and Bosna (1971–1979).

Coaching career[edit]

Pešić is also one of the most successful European basketball coaches.

He led a Yugoslavia junior team, that featured future international stars Vlade Divac, Saša Đorđević, Toni Kukoč, and Dino Rađa to victory in the 1987 FIBA World Junior Championship (later split into separate under-19 and under-21 events), defeating the USA twice during the tournament.[1] With the Yugoslavia senior side, Pešić won the 2002 FIBA World Championship, held in Indianapolis, and EuroBasket 2001 (organized by Turkey), and he also won EuroBasket 1993 (organized by Germany), as head coach of Germany.

At the club level, Pešić won the triple crown in 2003 with FC Barcelona.

On 16 November 2010, he was named the coach of Power Electronics Valencia for the rest of the 2010-11 season.[2]

Honors[edit]

As player:

As head coach:

Personal information[edit]

Along with Serbian, Pešić also possesses German citizenship. His son, Marko, is a professional basketball player, and an occasional member of the German national team. Jan Jagla is his son in law.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Woolf, Alexander (2002). "Sarajevo Airport: Prisoners of War". Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure. New York: Warner Books. pp. 90–107. ISBN 0-446-52601-0. 
  2. ^ Power Electronics makes Pesic new boss!

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Obradović
FIBA World Championship
Winning Coach

2002
Succeeded by
Spain Pepu Hernández
Preceded by
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Ivković
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bogdan Tanjević
EuroBasket
Winning Coach

1993
2001
Succeeded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Ivković
Lithuania Antanas Sireika
Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Obradović
Euroleague
Winning Coach

2003
Succeeded by
Israel Pini Gershon