Jure Zdovc

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Jure Zdovc
Jure Zdovc (2015).jpg
Zdovc with Slovenia before EuroBasket 2015
AEK Athens
Position Head coach
League Greek Basket League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1966-12-13) December 13, 1966 (age 49)
Slovenske Konjice, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Career information
NBA draft 1988 / Undrafted
Playing career 1983–2003
Position Point guard
Coaching career 2003–present
Career history
As player:
1983–1991 Smelt Olimpija
1991–1992 Knorr Virtus Bologna
1992–1993 Limoges
1993–1996 Iraklis
1997 Racing Paris
1997–1998 Tofaş
1998–2000 Union Olimpija
2000–2001 Panionios
2001–2002 Union Olimpija
2002–2003 Slovan
2003 Split
As coach:
2003 Krka (Assistant)
2003–2004 Split
2004 Geoplin Slovan
2005–2006 Iraklis
2006–2007 Union Olimpija (Sports Director)
2007–2008 Bosna Sarajevo
2009 Slovenia
2009–2011 Union Olimpija
2011–2013 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2013–2015 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2014–2016 Slovenia
2015–present AEK Athens
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

Jurij "Jure" Zdovc (born 13 December 1966) is a Slovenian former professional basketball player and a current head coach of the Slovenia national basketball team[1] and AEK Athens of the Greek Basketball League.[2] He was a 1.98 m (6'6") point guard, and Zdovc began his professional career with the Slovenian League club Smelt Olimpija.

In 2012, Zdovc received the Eurocup Coach of the Year award with Spartak Saint Petersburg.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

As a junior Zdovc started to play for Comet Slovenske Konjice. He played for Smelt Olimpija, Knorr Bologna, Limoges, Iraklis, Helios Domžale, Racing Paris, Panionios, Split and Geoplin Slovan.

Playing for Union Olimpija, Jure Zdovc won 2 Slovenian league titles, 3 Slovenian Cups and the 2002 Adriatic League.

In 1993 he won the Euroleague and the French championship playing for Limoges. In 1997 as a Paris Racing player he won the French championship.

Yugoslav national team[edit]

Zdovc was a member of the Yugoslavia National Squad that won the gold medal at the 1989 and 1991 European Championships. He also won the gold medal in the 1990 World Championship.

Coaching career[edit]

Zdovc started his coaching career as the head coach of Split in 2003. He stayed the head coach of Split until 2004, leading the team to a 1st-place finishat the Croatian Cup. Also, he won the Bosnia and Herzegovina Championship with Bosna Royal in 2008. In 2009 he won the Slovenian League Championship with Union Olimpija. Zdovc won three times in a row the Slovenian Cup with Union Olimpija in 2009, 2010, 2011. Also, he was the coach who led Union Olimpija in the top of European distinction, the Top-16 of the Euroleague.

Zdovc was the head coach of the Slovenian national basketball team in 2009. He returns in 2014.[3] Also, Zdovc was named the Eurocup Coach of the Year in 2012.[4]

Slovenia national team[edit]

In 2009, Zdovc was named the coach of the Slovenian national basketball team. He took the 4th place at the FIBA Eurobasket 2009.

In 2014, Zdovc returns to Slovenian national basketball team and signed a three-year contract.[5]

AEK[edit]

On 20 December 2015, he signed a three-year contract with AEK.[6]

Honors and titles[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Some of the honors Zdovc won as a senior player are:

Coaching career[edit]

Some of the honors Zdovc won as a head coach are:

References[edit]

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