Stevan Karadžić

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Stevan Karadžić
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Karadžić coaching Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in March 2011
Personal information
Born (1960-11-16) 16 November 1960 (age 58)
Nikšić, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
Career information
NBA draft1982 / Undrafted
Playing career1975–1995
Coaching career1996–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1978Radnički Novi Sad
1980–1989Crvena zvezda
1989–1990Gradine Pula
1990–1991Sloboda Tuzla
1991–1992Borac Banja Luka
As coach:
1996–1998Crvena zvezda Ladies
1996–1999Crvena zvezda (youth)
2000–2001Crvena zvezda
2005–2007Crvena zvezda (assistant)
2007–2008Crvena zvezda
2010–2012Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2013–2015Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2017Serbia (women's)

Stevan Karadžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Стеван Караџић; born 16 November 1960) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player.

Early life[edit]

He was born 16 November 1960 in Nikšić, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Most of his playing career Karadžić spent in the Crvena zvezda. Between 1980 and 1989 he had played 296 matches and scored 3484 points (an average of 11.8 points per game).[1] Karadzic played in the play-off final (1984 and 1985) and the final of the European Korać Cup in 1984. Best game Karadžić for Crvena zvezda is considered to be 1983/84 season, when he was named the top scorer of the season, scoring 642 points in 43 matches (an average of 14.9 points per game).[1]

In addition to Crvena zvezda Karadžić played for Radnički Novi Sad, Puljanka and Gradine from Pula, Sloboda Tuzla and Borac Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ebon from Nikšić and the Hungarian Soproni.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After finishing playing career, Karadžić devoted himself coaching. He traveled as a coach of youth Crvena zvezda which became the champion of Serbia and Yugoslavia in 1998. In 1999, Karadžić led the Crvena zvezda, but was fired in 2001.[1] Karadžić has returned to his post in the second half of the season 2006/2007, but the following season was once again fired.

Karadžić has coached Under-16 and Under-18 Yugoslavia national teams that took gold at the European championships in 2001 and 2005 respectively. As an assistant coach of Yugoslavia won gold at the 2002 World Championships in Indianapolis. From 2008 to 2010 he was head of the Serbian Hemofarm. In 2009 he was recognized as the best coach in the European Cup.[1] Since 2010[1] to 2012, Karadžić led the Russian basketball club Yenisey, which back in 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His wife, Vesna Karadžić, is a former basketball player. The couple have two children - a daughter, Tamara (played for the Crvena zvezda women's team) and son, Vuk, who also played basketball.[3]

See also[edit]