Damir Mulaomerović

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Damir Mulaomerović
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Mulaomerović as a player of PAOK in 2004
Personal information
Born (1974-09-19) September 19, 1974 (age 42)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosnian / Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1990–2012
Position Head coach
Coaching career 2013–present
Career history
As player:
1990–1994 Sloboda Dita
1994–1998 Cibona Zagreb
1998–1999 Fortitudo Bologna
1999–2001 Efes Pilsen
2001–2002 Panathinaikos
2002 Snaidero Udine
2002–2003 Real Madrid
2003–2005 PAOK Thessaloniki
2005–2006 Panellinios
2006–2007 Olympiacos
2007 Bruesa GBC
2007–2008 Cibona Zagreb
2008–2009 PAOK Thessaloniki
2009–2012 Zagreb CO
As coach:
2013–2015 Sloboda Tuzla
2015–2017 Cibona Zagreb
2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Career highlights and awards

Damir Mulaomerović (born 19 September 1974) is a Bosnian-born Croatian retired professional basketball player and now a basketball coach. He played the point guard position.

Club career[edit]

He started his career with KK Sloboda Dita in 1990. Not too long after the start of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he fled to Zagreb where he joined Cibona Zagreb. Mulaomerović played there until the end of season 1997–1998. He left Cibona to join Fortitudo Bologna. He also played for Real Madrid.

In Greece he left a big mark. He won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos in 2001–02. While he played for PAOK and Panellinios BC he was one of leading assist and point scoring players. At the start of the 2006–2007 season he had been signed by Olympiacos, in order to fill the void created in the team by Arvydas Macijauskas' start of the season severe injury. But in Olympiacos he did not get along with coach Pinhas Gershon and before the end of season he got his early termination of his contract.

After Olympiacos he was signed by Bruesa GBC on 22 January 2007, but because of his injury he did not play as expected. During the summer of 2007 he was in serious contract discussion with KK Cedevita from Croatia, but after Cibona approached him did not have to think twice about which team he was to join. He signed a 1-year contract with his former team.[1]

After 9 years he returned to Cibona Zagreb. Saying that he was "excited about his return and that it had always been a privilege and commitment to play for Cibona". He was brought to them by the special insistence of the new Cibona coach, former Croatian basketball player, Josip "Joke" Vranković. He has expressed desire to finish his career with Cibona.[2] In January 2009, he joined another basketball club from the Croatian capitol, KK Zagreb. Although being a veteran, he was a key player in Zagreb's first ever championship title won in 2011. Next season, as Zagreb was eliminated on a title defending path in May 2012, Mulaomerović announced his retirement.

National team[edit]

Being born in the Bosnian city of Tuzla, which he left as a refugee at the outbreak of Bosnian War, Mulaomerović wanted to represent newly formed Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. The Bosnian team failed to see potential in Mulaomerović so he accepted the call from Petar Skansi, Croatia national basketball team manager.

Mulaomerović represented Croatia on 1996 Summer Olympics, EuroBasket 1997, EuroBasket 1999, EuroBasket 2001 and EuroBasket 2003.

Coaching career[edit]

Mulaomerović started his coaching career soon after retirement, taking over as a coach of his hometown club OKK Sloboda Tuzla. In December 2015, Mulaomerović was appointed head coach of his former club Cibona Zagreb. In June 2017, he left Cibona.[3]


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