Saša Obradović

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Saša Obradović
Saša Obradović.jpg
Obradović with Donetsk, in 2012
Lokomotiv Kuban
Position Head coach
League VTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 49)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1991 / Undrafted
Playing career 1987–2005
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 2005–present
Career history
As player:
1987–1993 Crvena zvezda
1993 Limoges
1993–1994 Crvena zvezda
1994–1997 Alba Berlin
1997–1999 Virtus Roma
1999–2000 Crvena zvezda
2000–2001 Budućnost
2001–2005 RheinEnergie Köln
As coach:
2005–2008 RheinEnergie Köln
2008–2009 Kyiv
2009 Turów Zgorzelec
2010–2012 Donetsk
2012–2016 Alba Berlin
2016–present Lokomotiv Kuban
Career highlights and awards

As a player:

As a head coach:

Saša Obradović (Serbian Cyrillic: Саша Обрадовић born January 29, 1969), also credited as Sasha Obradovic, is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of Lokomotiv Kuban.

Playing career[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

At the club level, Obradović played for Crvena zvezda, Limoges, Alba Berlin, Virtus Roma, Budućnost Podgorica, and RheinEnergie Köln, until his retirement in 2005.

In April 2001, during his time with Budućnost, Obradović got into a fistfight with teammate Milenko Topić, during a practice session, and got suspended by the club.[1] They soon parted ways.

Yugoslav national team[edit]

With the senior Yugoslav national team, Obradović won three FIBA EuroBasket gold medals (1995, 1997, 2001), and one bronze medal (1999). He also won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, in Greece, and a Summer Olympic Games silver medal, at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He also played at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Immediately after his retirement as a basketball player, Obradović began his coaching career, and was appointed the head coach of RheinEnergie Köln, where he served until 2008. He also coached at Kyiv, Turów Zgorzelec, and Donetsk. After coaching those teams, he joined Alba Berlin, in 2012. On May 23, 2016, it was announced that Obradović would leave ALBA.[3]

In November 2016, Obradović signed to be the head coach of the Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban, of the VTB United League.[4]

Obradović got his first taste of the NBA through Summer League coaching stints with Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.[5]

Honors[edit]

As player:

As head coach:

References[edit]

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