Ante Nazor

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Ante Nazor
Free agent
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1978-11-30) 30 November 1978 (age 41)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As coach:
2008–2009Croatia (youth; assistant)
2010–2015Croatia (youth)
2016–2017MZT Skopje
Career highlights and awards

Ante Nazor (born November 30, 1978) is a Croatian professional basketball coach.

Coaching career[edit]

Nazor started his coaching career in his early twenties as coach of the Split youth teams.

He spent two Olympic cycles coaching the Croatia national basketball team youth selections. First as assistant coach to Vlado Vanjak at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship earning the bronze medal. After that he assisted Boro Kurtović at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship earning the bronze medal again. Next year he became head coach and continued winning medals: gold at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, bronze at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, silver at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, bronze at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and silver at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.[1]

He coached Zadar during the 2012–13 season, then again during the 2014–15 and 2015–16 season.[2]

On November 30, 2016, he was named the head coach of MZT Skopje Aerodrom. He helped the team avoid relegation from the ABA League and win the Macedonian League which was his first club trophy.

On November 13, 2017, he was named the head coach of Cibona.[3][4] At the end of the season in which Cibona lost in the finals of the National Cup and Championship from their city rivals Cedevita, in June 2018 Nazor and Cibona failed to renew their contract.[5]

On October 24, 2018, he became the head coach of Zadar for the third time in his career.[6] After a fairly successful season in which the club avoided relegation from the ABA League First Division and made it the semi-finals of the 2018–19 Croatian League and 2019 Croatian Cup, in June 2019 Nazor signed a new two-year contract with Zadar.[7] On October 19, 2019, he was sacked by the club, following the poor performance in the ABA League (0–3).[8]


  1. ^ Burazin, Davor (14 September 2017). "Ante Nazor prvi kandidat za našeg novog izbornika?" [Ante Nazor first candidate for the national head coach?]. Sportske novosti (in Croatian). Zagreb.
  2. ^ "Ante Nazor: Od tri sezone Zadar mi duguje jednu". Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Ante Nazor is the new head coach of Cibona". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ Ante Nazor s MZT-om iznenadio Budućnost, Podgoričanima drugi poraz u Skoplju Retrieved on 11 December 2016
  5. ^ "CIBONA SMIJENILA TRENERA Ante Nazor i zagrebački klub nisu uspjeli dogovoriti nastavak suradnje" [CIBONA DISMISSES COACH Ante Nazor and the Zagreb club did not succeed in arranging continuation of their cooperation]. (in Croatian). 6 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Ante Nazor returns to Zadar". 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Ante Nazor će i sljedeće dvije sezone voditi Zadar" [Ante Nazor will head Zadar for another two seasons]. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. ^ "SLUŽBENO Ante Nazor više nije trener Zadra". 19 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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