Zoran Radović

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Zoran Radović
Personal information
Born (1961-02-17) February 17, 1961 (age 54)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Career information
College Wichita State (1980-1981)
Pro career 1981–1995
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1981–1990 Crvena Zvezda
1990–1992 Alba Berlin
1992-1993 OKK Belgrade
1993-1994 Pavia
1994-1995 OKK Belgrade

Zoran Radović (born February 17, 1961 in Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian basketball player and current FIBA administrator.

Early career and college[edit]

Known for tenacious defensive skills, Radović started playing basketball at OKK Belgrade where he went through all age groups with the club's youth system. Among the different coaches he worked with at OKK Belgrade, Radović got coached by Vlade Đurović who would go on to a significant coaching career.

In 1980 he moved to the United States to play college basketball at Wichita State University where his single season in the NCAA Division I with the Shockers was very successful. Arriving to Wichita together with compatriot Žarko Đurišić, Radović joined the squad featuring future NBA players Cliff Levingston, Antoine Carr, and Ozell Jones as the sixth seeded Wichita State team came within one game of making it to the Final Four, losing the Midwest regional final to first regional seed Louisiana State University.

Club career[edit]

After his NCAA adventure, Radović came back home, signing with Red Star Belgrade where he spent 9 seasons (1981–1990) and grew into a dependable point guard as well as a defensive stalwart on the Yugoslav national team. In addition to the suffocating and aggressive defensive style, the staple of his game was going after offensive rebounds, a practice he picked up while playing college ball and introduced to the Yugoslav League where guards at the time rarely engaged in such forays on offense.[1]

In 1990 he moved to Berlin, spending two seasons at the developing German club Alba Berlin.

In 1992 he came home to Belgrade again and, after a season in Pavia (1993/1994), finished out his career with a club where he started it - OKK Belgrade.


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