Duško Ivanović

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Duško Ivanović
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Ivanović, Khimki's head coach, following a VTB United League game versus UNICS Kazan in November 2016.
Position Head coach
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1957-09-01) September 1, 1957 (age 59)
Bijelo Polje, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
NBA draft 1979 / Undrafted
Playing career 1980–1994
Position Small forward
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1980–1987 Budućnost
1987–1990 Jugoplastika Split
1990–1992 Girona
1992 Limoges CSP
1992–1993 Girona
1993–1994 Fribourg Olympic
As coach:
1994–1995 Girona (assistant)
1995–1999 Fribourg Olympic
1997–2000 Switzerland
1999–2000 Limoges CSP
2000–2005 Saski Baskonia
2005–2008 Barcelona
2008–2012 Saski Baskonia
2014–2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014–2015 Panathinaikos
2016–present Khimki
Career highlights and awards

As head coach

Duško Ivanović (Cyrillic: Душко Ивановић; born September 1, 1957) is a Montenegrin former professional basketball player and current head coach of Khimki.

Professional career[edit]

As a player he started his career in KK Jedinstvo - Bijelo Polje. He played for Budućnost, Jugoplastika Split, Valvi Girona, Limoges CSP and Fribourg Olympic. With Jugoplastika he won two consecutive Euroleagues in 1989 and 1990.

Coaching career[edit]

His coaching career started in Sisley Fribourg in season 1993-94 where he was both player and assistant coach. In 1994-1995 he was assistant coach of Valvi Girona. Since then he has been head coach of Fribourg Olympic (1995–1999), Switzerland national basketball team (1997–2000), CSP Limoges (1999–2000), TAU Cerámica (2000–2005), FC Barcelona (2005-2008), from which he resigned on 14 February 2008.

From 2008-2009 he was back in Vitoria coaching again Caja Laboral until November 2012, when he was sacked.[1]

On June 10, 2014, Ivanović signed a two-year contract with the Greek League team Panathinaikos.[2] On 3 May 2015, after home game 66–77 loss to arch rivals Olympiacos, he parted ways with the team.[3]

On March 15, 2016, Ivanović was hired as the new coach for Khimki.[4]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

As a coach he won Korać Cup with Limoges CSP in 2000 and was twice finalist of Euroleague Basketball with TAU Cerámica in 2001 and 2005. Regarding national competitions he won 3 Swiss Leagues (1996–97, 1997–98 and 1998–99) and 2 Swiss Cups (1997–98 and 1998–99) with Fribourg Olympic; 1 French League and 1 French Cup (1999-2000), with Limoges CSP, and 2 Spanish Leagues (2001-2002, 2009-2010) and 4 Spanish Cups (2001-2002, 2003-2004 and 2008-2009 with Baskonia, and 2006-07 with Winterthur FC Barcelona). On April 5, 2015 he won the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos.


He also took part in Montenegrin independence campaign (pro-independent side).


  1. ^ Dusko Ivanovic deja de ser entrenador del Caja Laboral Saski Baskonia, 18 November 2012
  2. ^ Dusko Ivanovic for two years
  3. ^ "Ivanović napustio Panatinaikos". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki new coach". BC Khimki. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 

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