Veselin Matić

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Veselin Matić
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1960-07-21) July 21, 1960 (age 56)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Alma mater University of Belgrade (College of Sports and Physical Education-DIF)
Playing career
1980–1988 OKK Belgrade
Position(s) Point guard, shooting guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1990 OKK Belgrade
1989–1990 Yugoslavia
1990–1993 Telekom Karlsruhe
1993–1994 KK Crvena zvezda (assistant)
1994–1996 KK Partizan (assistant)
1997–1998 USC Freiburg
1998–2000 Polonia Warbud Warszawa
2000–2001 Köln 99ers
2001–2005 Rhein Energie Cologne
2005–2006 Poland
2006–2008 BC Kalev/Cramo
2008–2009 Sagesse
2009–2012 Iran
2015– Lebanon
Accomplishments and honors
3 National Championship (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96)
1 Yugoslav cup (1994-95)
2 Estonian cup (2006-07, 2007-08)
2 EuroBasket: (1997, 2001)
2 FIBA World Championship (1998, 2002)
1 FIBA Asia Championship (2009)
5 FIBA Asia Championship (2015)
Best Manager in Serbia (1994, 1995, 1996)
FIBA Winning Manager (1998, 2002)
FIBA Asia Winning Manager (2009)

Veselin Matic (born 21 July 1960 in Belgrade) is a Serbian professional basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of Lebanon national basketball team. He was the head coach of the Iranian national team from 2009 to 2012.[1]

Highlights career[edit]

Club highlights[edit]

  • Serbia National champion (1993–94) (Crvena zvezda)
  • Serbia National champion (1994–95) (Partizan)
  • Serbia National champion (1995–96) (Partizan)
  • Serbia Winner of Yugoslav cup (1994–95) (Partizan)
  • Poland Moved team from 2nd division to 1st division(1998-00)
  • Germany Moved team from 3rd division to 1st division(2000–01)
  • Estonia Winner of Estonian cup (2006–07) (BC Kalev)
  • Estonia Winner of Estonian cup (2007–08) (BC Kalev)
  • Libya Arab Club Champion (2014)

National team highlights[edit]

  • Serbia and Montenegro European under-16 Champion (1997)
  • Serbia and Montenegro World Champion (1998, Scout)
  • Serbia and Montenegro European Champion (2001, Assistant)
  • Serbia and Montenegro World Champion (2002, Assistant)
  • Iran Asian Champion (2009)
  • Iran3x3 Asia Indoor Champion (2009)
  • IranWorld Championship Participation (2010)
  • IranAsia Games Bronze Medalist (2010)
  • Lebanon West Asian Champion (2015)
  • Lebanon Qualification Pre Olympic Qualifying Tournament Tournament(2015)

Other Work[edit]

Work with NBA players[edit]

Veselin Matic has had worked with multiple NBA players in his career. He worked with Boris Diaw, Vladimir Radmanovic, Zeljko Rebraca, Peja Stojakovic, Predrag Drobnjak, Marko Jaric, Marcin Gortat, Hamed Hadadi, Samaki Walker and Loren Woods.

Coaching Clinics[edit]

Veselin Matic held coaching clinics in over 20 countries in the world, including countries like Serbia, Lithuania, Poland, Korea, Japan or Egypt.

Work with Fiba (2012-present)[edit]

Veselin Matic is an official FIBA scout for the FIBA Men world championships. He attended the U17 FIBA World Championship in Kaunas (2012), Lithuania, the U19 FIBA World Championship in Prague (2013), Czech Republik, the U17 FIBA World Championship in Dubai (2014), UAE, the U19 FIBA World Championship in Heraklion (2015), Grece, the U17 FIBA World Championship in Saragossa (2016), Spain and the FIBA Senior World Championship in Saragossa (2016). In 2017 Matic also worked worked on the basketball 3 level coaching manual made by FIBA.

Camp Work[edit]

Matic worked in multiple Basketball camps around the world. When he was younger he worked in the Adidas Eurocamp (1996-99), but has now been part of YUBAC, where he has been Camp Head Coach since 2004. At YUBAC he has helped out in multiple Areas including Pro Camp, Shooting Camp and Basic Camp.