July 4, 1973 |
Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|2005–2010||KK Partizan (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
He finished the primary and secondary school in Čačak. He graduated from the junior college for coaches in Belgrade in 1999. He is a final year student at the Sports Academy, study group: basketball. He played basketball for all young teams, as well as for the first team of KK Borac Čačak and KK Železničar Čačak.
He started his coaching career in 1997. He was a coach of youth teams of KK Borac Čačak, KK Zemun and KK Partizan. With Partizan he conquered five Serbian Championship title (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010), four NLB League trophies (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and three Radivoj Korać Cups (2008, 2009 and 2010) as Duško Vujošević's first assistant coach.
On 28 June 2010 the managing board of KK Partizan unanimously decided to promote him to head coach. In his first season as head coach he won Serbian Championship title, Radivoj Korać Cup and NLB League trophy. In his second season as head coach Jovanović won Serbian Championship title and Radivoj Korać Cup. After winning Serbian Championship, he didn't renew his contract with KK Partizan, and signed with BC Donetsk as the new head coach.
He was also a head coach of junior national team of Serbia (under-18s) and has won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in France. In summer 2010, he coached the same team at the European Championship in Lithuania where they finished fourth. In July 2011, Jovanović was originally supposed head the Serbian u-19 team at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Latvia, however the job went to Dejan Mijatović who led the team to the final where they lost to Lithuania.
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