Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
|Died||19 June 2010 (aged 63–64)|
|NBA draft||1968 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tihomir Pavlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Тихомир Павловић; 1946 – 19 June 2010), was a Serbian professional basketball player. He is a father of Mirko Pavlović, a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player.
Pavlović spent almost entire playing career in Crvena zvezda of the Yugoslav Basketball League. His teammates were Zoran Slavnić, Dragan Kapičić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragiša Vučinić, Sreten Dragojlović, Ratomir Vićentić and Vladimir Cvetković among others. With the Zvezda he won two National Championships, in the 1968–69 and the 1971–72 season.
Pavlović was a member of the Belgrade Selection that played two exhibition games against the NBA All-Stars in May 1964. The NBA All-Stars team members were Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson, Bob Cousy, Jerry Lucas, Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Tom Gola and the coach was Red Auerbach.
National team career
Pavlović was a member of the Yugoslavia national junior team that finished 7th at the 1964 European Championship for Junior Men in Naples, Italy. Over five tournament games, he averaged 4.6 points per game.
Pavlović married Olga and they had a son and a daughter Aleksandra. His son Mirko (born 1971) is a former professional basketball player who started his career in Crvena zvezda, also. Mirko played college basketball for the Southern Illinois Salukis and was a general manager of the Zvezda in 2010s.
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