Pešić with Bayern Munich
August 28, 1949 |
Novi Sad, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|NBA draft||1971 / Undrafted|
|2010–2011||Power Electronics Valencia|
Pešić is also one of the most successful European basketball coaches.
He led a Yugoslavia junior team, that featured future international stars Vlade Divac, Saša Đorđević, Toni Kukoč, and Dino Rađa to victory in the 1987 FIBA World Junior Championship (later split into separate under-19 and under-21 events), defeating the USA twice during the tournament. With the Yugoslavia senior side, Pešić won the 2002 FIBA World Championship, held in Indianapolis, and EuroBasket 2001 (organized by Turkey), and he also won EuroBasket 1993 (organized by Germany), as head coach of Germany.
In November 2012, Pešić was named a head coach of the German team Bayern Munich. On 28 February 2015, he extended his contract with the club until 2017. On 24 July 2016 he left Bayern at his own request for health reasons.
As head coach:
- National Championships:
- National Cups:
- European Cups:
- 3x German League Coach of the Year: 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1998-1999
Along with Serbian, Pešić also possesses German citizenship. His son, Marko, is a former professional basketball player, and was an occasional member of the German national team. Jan Jagla is his son in law.
Notes and references
- Woolf, Alexander (2002). "Sarajevo Airport: Prisoners of War". Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure. New York: Warner Books. pp. 90–107. ISBN 0-446-52601-0.
- Power Electronics makes Pesic new boss!
- "Svetislav Pesic tabbed as new coach for Bayern Munich". court-side.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- "Pešić vodi Bajern do 2017.". b92.net (in Serbian). 28 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- "Svetislav Pesic leaves Bayern Munich". sportando.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
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