December 13, 1966 |
Slovenske Konjice, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|NBA draft||1988 / Undrafted|
|2006–2007||Union Olimpija (sports director)|
|2011–2013||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|2013–2015||Royal Halı Gaziantep|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Jurij "Jure" Zdovc (born 13 December 1966) is a former Slovenian professional basketball player and a basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of Cedevita. He has also been the head coach of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team. As a player, he was a 1.98 m (6'6") tall point guard, that began his professional playing career with the Slovenian League club Smelt Olimpija.
As a junior level player, Zdovc started to play for Comet Slovenske Konjice. He then played for Smelt Olimpija, Knorr Bologna, Limoges CSP, Iraklis Thessaloniki, Helios Suns, PSG Racing, Panionios, Split CO and Geoplin Slovan.
Playing for Olimpija, Zdovc won two Slovenian league titles, three Slovenian Cups and the 2002 Adriatic League.
Yugoslav national team
Zdovc started his basketball 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 finish in the Croatian Cup. He also won the Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship with Bosna in 2008. In 2009, he won the Slovenian League championship with Union Olimpija. Zdovc also won the Slovenian Cup three times in a row with Union Olimpija, in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He was also the coach who led Union Olimpija to the top of European-wide distinction, to the Top-16 stage of the EuroLeague.
Slovenia national team
In 2009, Zdovc was named the head coach of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team. He guided Slovenia to a 4th-place finish at the EuroBasket 2009. In 2014, Zdovc returned to coach Slovenia, after signing a three-year contract to coach the team.
Honors and titles
Some of the honors Zdovc won as a senior player are:
- French League:
- 1993, 1997
- Slovenian League:
- 1999, 2002
- Slovenian Cup:
- 1999, 2000, 2002
- Adriatic League:
- Croatian League:
Some of the honors Zdovc won as a head coach are:
- Croatian Cup: (with Split CO)
- Bosnian League: (with Bosna)
- Slovenian League: (with Union Olimpija)
- Slovenian Cup: (with Union Olimpija)
- 2009, 2010, 2011
- Basketball: Zdovc Returning to Helm of National Team.
- Eurocupbasketball.com 2011-12 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Jure Zdovc, Spartak St. Petersburg.
- Zdovc moves to AEK until 2018.
- AEK Athens, Jure Zdovc part ways
- KK Cedevita name Jure Zdovc head coach
- Zdovc moves to Slovenian national basketball team.
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