Silvano Poropat

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Silvano Poropat
Personal information
Born (1971-04-16) April 16, 1971 (age 48)
Pula, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
PositionHead coach
Coaching career2000–present
Career history
As coach:
2000–2004Ludwigsburg (assistant)
2010 Karlsruhe
2011–2015Mitteldeutscher BC
2016Telekom Baskets Bonn
2017–2018New Heroes Den Bosch
2019Mitteldeutscher BC
Career highlights and awards

Silvano Poropat (born April 19, 1971) is a Croatian professional basketball coach. Poropat started his coaching career in 2000, and since then he has coached in Germany, Latvia and the Netherlands.

Coaching career[edit]

On January 1, 2010, Poropat was signed by Latvian side BK Ventspils as their new head coach.[1] On May 5, 2011, Poropat was fired after failing to reach the LKL finals.[2]

From 2011 until 2015, Poropat was the head coach of German side Mitteldeutscher BC. In the 2011–12 season, Poropat won the second division ProA with Mitteldeutscher and promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga. He was named the BBL Coach of the Year of the 2013–14 season.[3]

On March 3, 2016, Telekom Baskets Bonn signed Poropat as their new head coach.[4]

On May 31, 2017, Poropat signed a two-year contract with New Heroes Den Bosch of the Dutch Basketball League.[5] On March 12, 2018, Poropat was suspended for four games in the DBL, after insulting referees during a game.[6] Den Bosch finished fourth in the standings and was eliminated in the quarter-finals by fifth seed Rotterdam. On the first day of the start of his second season with Den Bosch, Poropat and New Heroes parted ways.[7]

In January 2019, Poropat returned to Mitteldeutscher BC.[8]


  1. ^ Silvano Poropats new head coach of BK Ventspils
  2. ^ Poropats fired by BK Ventspils
  3. ^ MBC's Silvano Poropat named Beko BBL Coach of the Year
  4. ^ Telekom Baskets Bonn name Silvano Poropat head coach
  6. ^ "Vier wedstrijden schorsing voor New Heroes-coach Silvano Poropat". (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ "New Heroes". Wegen New Heroes Basketball en Silvano Poropat scheiden (in Dutch). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Silvano Poropat wieder Wölfe-Cheftrainer". 30 January 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.