Veljko Mršić

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Veljko Mršić
Free agent
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1971-04-13) April 13, 1971 (age 47)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1989–2005
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career 2006–present
Career history
As player:
1989 Borac Čapljina
1989–1995 Cibona
1996 Nesas
1996–1997 Žalgiris Kaunas
1997–1998 Cibona
1998–1999 Varese
1999–2002 Málaga
2002 Olympiacos
2002–2003 Casademont Girona
2003 Pippo Milano
2003 Granada
2004 Split
2004 Ülkerspor
2004–2005 Kyiv
As coach:
2006 Split
2007 Varese
2007–2008 Varese (assistant)
2011–2012 Cedevita (juniors)
2012 Cibona
2013–2015 Cedevita (assistant)
2015–2017 Cedevita
2017–2018 Bilbao Basket
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

Veljko Mršić (born April 13, 1971) is a Croatian retired professional basketball player, and coach.

Professional playing career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Mršić was a member of the FIBA European Selection team, in 1995.

Croatian national team[edit]

Mršić was a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. With Croatia, he won the bronze medal at the 1994 FIBA World Championship. he also won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1993, and the EuroBasket 1995. He also played at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, at the EuroBasket 1999, and at the EuroBasket 2001.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Mršić was the first assistant coach of former Cedevita head coach Jasmin Repeša. In the end of 2014–15 season, Mršić was named the new head coach of Cedevita. With Cedevita, in the 2015–16 season, he became a Croatian League champion, and he finished the ABA League season in the semifinals. In the next season, Cedevita again became a Croatian League champion, and was eliminated in the ABA League Finals by Crvena zvezda. In May 2017, Mršić was sacked by club.

On November 27, 2017, Mršić was named the new head coach of the Spanish club Bilbao Basket.[2] On April 30, 2018, Mršić part ways with Bilbao Basket.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Veljko MRSIC.
  2. ^ "Veljko Mrsic named Bilbao Basket head coach". Sportando. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bilbao Basket parts ways with Veljko Mrsic, promotes Jaka Lakovic as head coach". Sportando. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 

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