Memi Bečirovič

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Memi Bečirovič
Memi Bečirovič.jpg
Jiangsu Dragons
Position Assistant coach
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1961-03-01) March 1, 1961 (age 56)
FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Coaching career 1986–present
Career history
As coach:
1986–1993 KK Slovenska Bistrica
1993–1994 Maribor Branik U16
1995–1996 Bawaria Voltex (youth coach)
1997–1998 Satex Maribor
1998–1999 Branik Maribor
1999–2000 Union Olimpija (youth coach)
2000–2002 Slovenia U20
2002–2003 KK Rogla
2003–2004 Elektra Šoštanj
2004–2005 Rimini Crabs
2005–2007 Helios Domžale
2007–2008 Union Olimpija
2008–2009 Azovmash
2009–2010 Oostende
2009–2010 Slovenia
2012–2013 Mahram Tehran
2012–2015 Iran
2015 Union Olimpija
2015–present Jiangsu Dragons (Executive coach)
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

Mehmed "Memi" Bečirovič (born 1 March 1961) was the head coach of the Slovenia national basketball team from December 2009 till December 2010, when he was replaced by Božidar Maljković.[1][2] He coached the national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. He coached for ten teams in Slovenia, Italy, Ukraine, and Belgium in his thirteen-year career.[3] This position was his first at the head of a senior international team, after previously coaching the Slovenian junior team at various age levels between 1997 and 2003.

Bečirovič's son, Sani Bečirovič was a professional basketball player and now is an assistant coach, currently with Panathinaikos.

As the head coach of Iran, Bečirovič led the team to its first and second FIBA Asia Cup championship in the fourth and fifth edition of the tournament in Tokyo and Wuhan in 2012 and 2014. He also led Iran to their third title in 2013 FIBA Asia Championship and also qualification to 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. He also led Iran to the Silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games.


  1. ^ "Memi Bečirović" (in Slovenian). 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Božidar Maljković košarkarski selektor" [Božidar Maljković the Basketball Head Coach] (in Slovenian). Siol. 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Profile at