Nenad Vučinić

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Nenad Vučinić
Personal information
Born (1965-04-07) April 7, 1965 (age 52)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian / New Zealander
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Position Small forward
Career history
As player:
? KK Radnički Beograd
?-1989 Osijek Slavonka
1989-2000 Nelson Giants
As coach:


National team:

Career highlights and awards

Nenad Vučinić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Вучинић) (born April 7, 1965) is a Serbian basketball coach and the head coach of the Byblos Club in the Lebanese Basketball League. He is the former head coach of New Zealand men's national basketball team the Tall Blacks. He was also the head coach for Fulgor Libertas Forlì in the Italian second league (Legadue), and for BC Kalev/Cramo, a professional basketball club based in Tallinn, Estonia which participates in Korvpalli Meistriliiga, Baltic Basketball League and VTB United League.

As a player, he grew in the youth side of Partizan Belgrade. He played for BASK, Radnički, Kolubara and Slavonka (Osijek) before flying to New Zealand in 1989 with his wife.

As a player, Vučinić was voted to the NBL All-Star Five in 1990. He has won five NBL Coach of the Year titles while guiding Nelson to two titles in 1998 and 2007. He stood down as Giants coach after their most recent success and still holds the record for most NBL coaching wins (164). After six years as an assistant coach, he took over the Tall Blacks reins in 2007, taking them to victory over Australia in the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship and into the last 16 at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[1]


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