Slaven Rimac

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Slaven Rimac
Personal information
Born (1974-12-19) December 19, 1974 (age 42)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Playing career 1989–2012
Position Shooting guard
Coaching career 2013–present
Career history
As player:
1989–1990 Dubrava
1990–1998 Cibona Zagreb
1998–2000 Tofaş
2000–2001 Joventut
2001–2002 Olimpia Milano
2002–2004 Cibona Zagreb
2004–2005 Makedonikos Kozani
2005–2006 AEK Athens
2006–2007 Azovmash Mariupol
2007 Paris Basket Racing
2007–2008 Cedevita Zagreb
2008 STB Le Havre
2008–2012 Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
As coach:
2012–2014 Croatia (assistant)
2013–2015 Cibona Zagreb
Career highlights and awards

Slaven Rimac (born December 19, 1974) is a retired Croatian professional basketball player and current coach. He was a member of the Croatian National Team in 1996 Olympic Games and 1997 Eurobasket. He led the 1996-97 Euroleague in free throws shooting % (93.1%).

Rimac retired from the professional basketball in May 2012 as a member of French team EB Pau-Orthez.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

On November 14, 2013, he was named a new head coach of Cibona Zagreb, after departure of Neven Spahija.[2] He led Cibona to the ABA League championship, despite huge financial problems the club was facing.[3] As a champion of the league, Cibona had direct spot in the Euroleague, but withdrew from it in order to stabilize financially.[4] Eventually, Crvena zvezda, as third in the standings, took its spot in the Euroleague.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Osmerostruki prvak Hrvatske s Cibonom Slaven Rimac završio karijeru". index.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Smjena u Ciboni: Neven Spahija odlazi, Slaven Rimac novi trener, Amerikanci ostaju". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "CEDEVITA - CIBONA 59-72 Briljantni Šarić srušio Cedevitu i odveo Cibonu do prvog trofeja u regionalnoj ABA ligi!". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Zvezda direktno u Evroligi?". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cibona odustala, Zvezda u Evroligi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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