Petar Božić

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Petar Božić
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Božić and Kecman of Partizan fighting for a loose ball with Teodosić and Childress of Olympiacos in a November 2009 Euroleague game.
Personal information
Born (1978-12-06) December 6, 1978 (age 38)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2013
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 20
Coaching career 2013–present
Career history
As player:
1997–2000 Beobanka
2000–2001 Radnički Jugopetrol
2001–2004 Hemofarm
2004–2012 Partizan
2012–2013 Metalac Valjevo
As coach:
2013–2015 Partizan (assistant)
2015–2016 Partizan

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 guardshooting 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.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.

Partizan[edit]

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".

Coaching career[edit]

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.[1] On January 5, 2016, he parted ways with the team after 6–12 record in the ABA League.[2]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Božić novi trener Partizana!". b92.net (in Serbian). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "KK Partizan: Božić otišao, Džikić novi trener". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Beta. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 

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