Saša Dončić

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Saša Dončić
EuroBasket 2017 - Saša Dončić 1.jpg
Dončić, in Helsinki, during the EuroBasket 2017 tournament
KK Šentjur
PositionHead coach
LeagueSlovenian League
Personal information
Born (1974-06-14) June 14, 1974 (age 45)
Šempeter pri Gorici, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
Playing career1993–2010
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career2010–present
Career history
As player:
1996–1999Pivovarna Laško
1999–2000Loka Kava
2001Loka Kava
2001–2002Sloga Telekom Srbija
2002ALM Évreux
2003–2004Pivovarna Laško
2010Avantgard Radovljica
As coach:
2010–2011Avantgard Radovljica
2012–2013Škofja Loka
2015Slovenia B (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Saša Dončić (Anglicized: Sasha Doncic; born June 14, 1974) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player.

As a player, he played in several clubs in Slovenia, and also in Serbia and France. At a height of 2.02 m (6'7 ​12") tall,[1] and a weight of 106 kg (234 lbs.), he mainly played at the shooting guard and small forward positions, but he could also play at power forward, if needed. Currently, he works as a coach.[2]

Professional career[edit]

During his pro club career, Dončić won 2 Slovenian Premier A League championships (2007, 2008), and 3 Slovenian Cups, (2004, 2007, 2008). He also won the Slovenian Supercup, in 2007. He played in the European-wide top-tier level league, the EuroLeague, during the 2007–08 season.[3]

National team career[edit]

Dončić was a member of the Yugoslavia national cadet team at the 1991 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in Greece. Over four tournament games, he averaged 2.0 points per game.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from playing professional basketball, Dončić began his career working as a basketball coach, in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Dončić was born in Šempeter pri Gorici, present day Slovenia. He was married to Slovenian model and beauty salon owner Mirjam Poterbin, until their divorce in 2008. His son Luka, who is also a professional basketball player, currently plays with the Dallas Mavericks.


  1. ^ SASA DONCIC Height 2.02m.
  2. ^ "Saša Dončić odstopil, zamenjal ga bo Peter Hartman". March 21, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ EuroLeague 2007-08 STATISTICS.
  4. ^ "Yugoslavia 7 - Sasa Doncic". Retrieved November 19, 2019.

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