December 6, 1978 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
Petar Božić (born December 6, 1978) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as a head coach of Partizan Belgrade.
During his playing career, he used to play at the point guard–shooting guard position. He was well known for his defense and three-point shooting. He is a Partizan player with the most played games in the history of the club. He is also a part of the Partizan Belgrade supporters All-decade Team.
Before coming to Partizan, Božić was a little-known player. He started his professional career in KK Beobanka, playing there for three years. He then played for the club Radnički Jugopetrol. He stayed there for just one season (2000–01). The last club he played for before Partizan was Hemofarm Vršac. After three seasons in Hemofarm, the team recommended him to Partizan.
Božić was signed by the Partizan Belgrade in 2004 at the beginning of the season. In the same season he won the Serbian Super League with the club. Years spent captaining the club, he became club legend with the most appearances for the club ever in history. He has won over 17 trophies with Partizan and is dubbed by the Partizan fans as a "professional trophy lifter".
Following his retirement from the professional basketball, he was named an assistant coach of Duško Vujošević in Partizan back in 2013. After Partizan decided not to extend a contract with Vujošević, Božić was named the new head coach of the team in September 2015. On January 5, 2016, he parted ways with the team after 6–12 record in the ABA League.
Awards and accomplishments
- Won 8 Serbian Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Won 5 Serbian Cups (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Won 5 Adriatic Championships (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
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