Saša Obradović

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Saša Obradović
Saša Obradović.jpg
Obradović with Donetsk, in 2012
AS Monaco
PositionHead coach
LeagueFrench League
Personal information
Born (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 50)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
Playing career1987–2005
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number6, 4, 5
Coaching career2005–present
Career history
As player:
1987–1993Crvena zvezda
1993Limoges
1993–1994Crvena zvezda
1994–1997Alba Berlin
1997–1999Virtus Roma
1999–2000Crvena zvezda
2000–2001Budućnost
2001–2005RheinEnergie Köln
As coach:
2005–2008RheinEnergie Köln
2008–2009Kyiv
2009Turów Zgorzelec
2010–2012Donetsk
2012–2016Alba Berlin
2016–2018Lokomotiv Kuban
2019–presentAS Monaco
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 currently serves as a head coach for AS Monaco of the LNB Pro A.

Playing career[edit]

As a professional basketball player, 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.

National team career[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] He left Lokomotiv Kuban on November 4, 2018.[5]

Obradović got his first taste of the NBA through Summer League coaching stints with Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.[6]

In February 2019, Obradović was named a head coach of AS Monaco of the LNB Pro A.[7]

Honors[edit]

As player:

As head coach:

References[edit]

  1. ^ SASA OBRADOVIC SUSPENDED;BeoBasket, 16 April 2001.
  2. ^ Sasa OBRADOVIC (SRB).
  3. ^ Basketball: Alba Berlin trennt sich von Trainer Obradovic ‹See Tfd›(in German).
  4. ^ Lokomotiv appoints Obradovic as head coach.
  5. ^ "Obradović napustio Lokose, Vlada Jovanović preuzeo vođstvo". b92.net. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ "NAŠI TRENERI CENJENI U NBA Velika čast za Milojevića i Obradovića". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Obradović i zvanično preuzeo Monako". b92.net. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  8. ^ "VELIKO PRIZNANJE Saša Obradović najbolji trener Evrokupa". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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