Slobodan Subotić

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Slobodan Subotić
Cibona Zagreb
Position Head coach
League ABA League
Croatian League
Personal information
Born (1956-08-15) August 15, 1956 (age 61)
Herceg Novi, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosnian / Slovenian / Greek
Listed height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Career information
Playing career 1975–1993
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career 1993–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1986 Olimpija
1986–1993 Aris
As coach:
1993–1994 Iraklis (assistant)
1994–1995 Iraklis
1995–1996 AEK
1996–1997 Aris
1997–1999 Panathinaikos
1999 Slovenia (Assistant)
2000–2001 Panionios
2001 PAOK
2001–2003 Slovenia
2002–2003 Olympiacos
2004–2005 Aurora Basket Jesi
2006–2008 Split Croatia
2009–2010 Cedevita
2011 Aris
2012–2016 Al Riyadi
2017–present Cibona Zagreb
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

Slobodan "Piksi" Subotić (Serbian: Слободан Суботић; Greek: Σλόμπονταν Σούμποτιτς; born August 15, 1956) is a retired Slovenian professional basketball player and current coach of Cibona Zagreb. He also has Greek citizenship, which he obtained to circumvent EU administrative restrictions while playing and coaching there. To be able to obtain Greek citizenship, he had to administratively change his name in the eyes of Greek law, and is thus known there as Slompontan "Lefteris" Soumpotits[1][2] (Greek: Σλόμπονταν "Λευτέρης" Σούμποτιτς). In addition to having Slovenian and Greek citizenship, he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina citizenship.[3][4] At 2.02 m (6 ft. 7.5 in.), he was a talented swingman, with incredible shooting ability.

Professional playing career[edit]

Subotić helped the Greek club Aris Thessaloniki to qualify for the EuroLeague's EuroLeague Final Four in three consecutive years, between 1988 and 1990. With Aris, he was a 5 time Greek League champion, in the years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991, and also a 5 time Greek Cup champion, in the years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992.

Subotić then followed-up a successful playing career, by moving on to work as a basketball coach.

Coaching and management career[edit]

After his playing career, Subotić went into coaching. So far, some of the clubs that he's been the head coach of include: Iraklis, AEK, Aris, Panathnaikos, Olympiacos, Split, Al Riyadi in the Lebanese Basketball League.

As a head coach, he won the Greek League championship twice, in 1998 and 1999, the Greek Cup in 2002, the FIBA Korać Cup in 1997, and the Lebanese League championship in 2014 and 2015. He extended his contract with Al Riyadi for three more years in 2015.[5][6]

He was also an assistant coach with the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team in 1999, as well as the head coach of Slovenia, from 2001 to 2003. He coached Slovenia's senior men's team at the EuroBasket 2003. In 2012, he became the general manager of Olimpija Ljubljana.[7]

On June 18, 2017 Subotić become the KK Cibona head coach.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]


  • 5x Greek Cup Winner: (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992)
  • 5x Greek League Champion: (1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91)



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