Tihomir Pavlović

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Tihomir Pavlović
Personal information
Born1946 (1946)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died19 June 2010(2010-06-19) (aged 63–64)
Belgrade, Serbia
NationalitySerbian
Career information
NBA draft1968 / Undrafted
Playing career1963–1972
Career history
1963–1970Crvena zvezda
1971–1972Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Tihomir Pavlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Тихомир Павловић; 1946 – 19 June 2010[1]), was a Serbian professional basketball player. He is a father of Mirko Pavlović,[2] a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player.

Playing career[edit]

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.[3][4][5]

Pavlović was a member of the Belgrade Selection that played two exhibition games against the NBA All-Stars in May 1964.[6] 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[edit]

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.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Pavlović married Olga and they had a son and a daughter Aleksandra.[8] 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.[8]

Pavlović was an aircraft pilot and was the first owner of a minigolf course in Belgrade.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vremeplov (19. jun 2018)". rts.rs. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Očevi i sinovi: ko je bolji?". kosmagazin.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Košarkaška prvenstva Jugoslavije (1945-91) – peti deo". strategija.org. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Ono što se mora znati o KK Crvena zvezda". mojacrvenazvezda.net. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "O klubu KK Crvena zvezda". kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Košarkaški fanatik: 50 godina od gostovanja NBA All-Stars momčadi u Hrvatskoj". crosarka.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ "1964 Yugoslavia 4 - Tihomir Pavlovic". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Mirko Pavlović, generalni menadžer KK "Crvena zvezda" - Život u krugu". ekapija.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.