Jaka Lakovič

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Jaka Lakovič
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Lakovič as an assistant coach of Joventut in 2018
ratiopharm Ulm
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 42)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySlovenian
Listed height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2000 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–2016
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
1996–2001Geoplin Slovan
2001–2002Krka
2002–2006Panathinaikos
2006–2011Barcelona
2011–2013Galatasaray
2013–2014Sidigas Avellino
2014–2015Royal Halı Gaziantep
2015–2016Barcelona B
As coach:
2016–2017Barcelona B (assistant)
2016–presentSlovenia (assistant)
2017–2018Bilbao Basket (assistant)
2018Bilbao Basket
2018–2019Joventut (assistant)
2019–presentratiopharm Ulm
Career highlights and awards
As player

Jaka Lakovič (born 9 July 1978) is a Slovenian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and the EuroCup, as well as an assistant coach of the Slovenia national team.

Standing at 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in), and weighing 95 kg (210 lbs.),[1] he played at the point guard position. He was an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2005, and he helped lead the senior Slovenia national team to the fourth place finish at 2009 EuroBasket.

Playing career[edit]

Lakovič, as a Galatasaray player, in 2012.

In his pro career, Lakovič played with the following clubs: Geoplin Slovan and Krka of the Slovenian League, Panathinaikos of the Greek League, Barcelona of the Spanish League, Galatasaray of the Turkish League, and Avellino of the Italian League.

His brilliant performances during the 2004–05 EuroLeague season, wearing the Panathinaikos jersey, earned him an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection, as he reached the EuroLeague Final Four. In 2005, he was also named the MVP of the Greek Cup, and the MVP of the Greek League. He won the EuroLeague championship in 2010, while a member of Barcelona.

In July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray.[2][3] In January 2013, he signed with Sidigas Avellino, until the end of the season.[4] In September 2013, he extended his contract with Avellino, for one more season.[5]

In December 2014, he signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep for the 2014–15 season.[6]

In September 2015, he signed with the Barcelona Lassa's reserve team.[7] He also announced that would be his last year as professional basketball player, before he would begin to start coaching in the youth teams of Barcelona.[8]

On 27 July 2016, Lakovič announced his retirement from playing professional basketball.[9]

National team career[edit]

Lakovič competed for the senior Slovenian men's national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and also at 7 straight EuroBaskets; 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Coaching career[edit]

Lakovič began his basketball coaching career in 2016, becoming an assistant coach for the senior Slovenian men's national team, working under the team's head coach, Igor Kokoškov, and started coaching at the EuroBasket 2017 qualification tournament.[10]

On 7 August 2017, Lakovič signed with the Spanish ACB League club Bilbao Basket as an assistant coach. On 30 April 2018, following the departure of Veljko Mršić, he took over the club as the head coach.[11][12]

In June 2019, he was announced as the new head coach of the German Basketball Bundesliga club ratiopharm Ulm.[13]

EuroLeague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Lakovič's team won the EuroLeague
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2001–02 Krka 14 13 32.5 .491 .436 .890 2.1 3.8 2.0 .0 20.9 22.4
2002–03 Panathinaikos 19 6 23.7 .504 .500 .891 1.8 2.6 .5 .0 9.4 9.3
2003–04 Panathinaikos 20 15 29.2 .448 .358 .846 2.1 2.4 1.3 .1 13.3 14.3
2004–05 Panathinaikos 25 19 31.5 .445 .353 .839 2.1 2.8 1.4 .0 15.1 15.7
2005–06 Panathinaikos 22 21 31.0 .400 .370 .838 1.4 2.5 1.1 .1 14.4 13.7
2006–07 Barcelona 23 19 24.7 .429 .398 .768 1.7 3.5 .9 .0 10.3 11.0
2007–08 Barcelona 23 20 25.4 .388 .358 .807 2.2 3.0 1.0 .0 12.2 12.5
2008–09 Barcelona 18 11 22.6 .435 .413 .881 1.3 2.9 .8 .0 9.9 10.3
2009–10 Barcelona 19 0 13.5 .416 .439 .879 .8 1.3 .5 .0 6.2 5.9
2010–11 Barcelona 19 3 24.7 .426 .365 .643 .5 1.9 .2 .1 6.4 5.6
2011–12 Galatasaray 16 8 26.2 .396 .361 .818 1.9 2.7 .3 .1 9.7 10.0
Career 218 135 25.2 .433 .386 .836 1.6 2.7 .9 .0 11.6 11.8

Career awards and achievements[edit]

Panathinaikos[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Slovenia junior national team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaka Lakovic – Height: 6’2″ / 1.88 m Weight: 210 lbs / 95 kg.
  2. ^ Galatasaray announces Jaka Lakovic.
  3. ^ Jaka Lakovič signs with Galatasaray.
  4. ^ Sidigas Avellino announced Jaka Lakovic.
  5. ^ Scandone Avellino officially re-signed Jaka Lakovic.
  6. ^ Royal Hali lands Jaka Lakovic.
  7. ^ Jaka Lakovic signs with Barcelona B team.
  8. ^ "Lakovic, experiencia contrastada para el Barça Lassa B." acb.com (in Spanish). September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Jaka Lakovic retires at 38.
  10. ^ KOKOSKOV EMBRACES SLOVENIAN HIGH EXPECTATIONS.
  11. ^ "Lakovic, entrenador ayudante del RETAbet Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Bilbao Basket parts ways with Veljko Mrsic, promotes Jaka Lakovic as head coach". Sportando. April 30, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jaka Lakovic neuer Trainer in Ulm". www.easycredit-bbl.de. Retrieved June 8, 2019.

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