Dušan Ivković, while coach of Serbian senior team in 2011
October 29, 1943 |
Belgrade, German-occupied Serbia
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|1987–1995||Yugoslavia (FR Yugoslavia 1992-95)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Dušan "Duda" Ivković (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан "Дуда" Ивковић; born 29 October 1943) is a Serbian retired professional basketball coach. He served as head coach of the Serbian national basketball team from 2008 to 2013 and Yugoslavian national basketball team from 1987 (Serbia and Montenegro competed under the name FR Yugoslavia following the breakup of Yugoslavia) to 1995. He is also a former professional basketball player and current president of the Serbian club BKK Radnički. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors.
Club coaching career
On July 1, 2016, Ivković officially retired from professional coaching.
National team coaching
Yugoslavia Universiade team coach and national team assistant
Four years later, barely three weeks after assisting Krešimir Ćosić at Eurobasket 1987, Ivković got to coach Yugoslavia again at the Universiade, this time at home in Zagreb. The team, featuring now 22-year-old European superstar Petrović, won gold in dominant fashion.
Yugoslavia head coach
Ivković then assumed the head coaching position of FR Yugoslavia. He guided the team to a gold medal at EuroBasket 1995, in the country's first official appearance since UN lifted sanctions against FR Yugoslavia. Following EuroBasket, Željko Obradović took over as head coach, while Ivković assumed the role of team manager. Both Obradović and Ivković remained in their posts until jointly resigning in November 2000, following a 6th-place finish in the 2000 Olympic Games.
Dušan Ivković's elder brother Slobodan "Piva" Ivković, was also a famous basketball player and coach. Ivković is related to the famous Serbian American scientist Nikola Tesla. Ivković's maternal grandmother, Olga Mandić, and Tesla's mother, Đuka Mandić, were first cousins. Coincidentally, Tesla died the same year that Ivković was born.
Ivković is a record holding pigeon racer.
As head coach:
- Euroleague: 2 (with Olympiacos: 1996-97, 2011-12)
- FIBA Saporta Cup: 1 (with AEK: 1999-00)
- FIBA Korać Cup: 1 (with Partizan: 1978-79)
- Eurocup: 1 (with Dynamo Moscow: 2005-06)
- Yugoslav League: 1 (with Partizan: 1978-79)
- Yugoslav Cup: 1 (with Partizan: 1978-79)
- Greek League: 3 (with PAOK: 1991-92 and Olympiacos: 1996-97, 2011-12)
- Greek Cup: 4 (with Olympiacos: 1996-97, 2010–11 and AEK: 1999-00, 2000–01)
- Russian League: 3 (with CSKA Moscow: 2002-03, 2003–04, 2004–05)
- Russian Cup: 1 (with CSKA Moscow: 2004-05)
- Turkish Cup: 1 (with Anadolu Efes: 2014-15)
- Turkish President's Cup: 1 (with Anadolu Efes: 2015-16)
National team competitions
As head coach:
- 1988 Summer Olympic Games: Silver
- EuroBasket 1989: Gold
- 1990 FIBA World Championship: Gold
- EuroBasket 1991: Gold
- EuroBasket 1995: Gold
- EuroBasket 2009: Silver
As an assistant coach:
- 1986 FIBA World Championship: Bronze
- EuroBasket 1987: Bronze
- 1996 Summer Olympic Games: Silver
- EuroBasket 1997: Gold
- 1998 FIBA World Championship: Gold
- Marušić, Igor. Male tajne velikih majstora: Dušan Ivković. Studio magazine (via Yugopapir), June 1989. (Serbo-Croatian)
- Pavić, Zoran. Dušan Ivković – Svugde nosim svoj krst. Status magazine (via b92.net), November 2008. (Serbian)
- Serbia Media Guide EuroBasket 2013, page 23. kss.rs.
- "Dušan Ivković definitivno u Efesu". B92 (in Serbian). 30 May 2014.
- "Legendary Serbian coach Dusan Ivkovic retires at 72". 26 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Ivković i Obradović podneli ostavke. Tanjug (via srbija.gov.rs), 21 November 2000. (Serbian)
- Stanković, Vladimir. The excitement starts here. euroleague.net, 29 January 2010
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