Đorđe Andrijašević

Đorđe Andrijašević (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђорђе Андријашевић; born 5 May 1931), credited as Giorgio Andrijassevic in Italy, is a Serbian professional basketball former player and former coach. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally. He was the first coach to use full-court press technique in Europe.

Đorđe Andrijašević
Personal information
Born (1931-05-05) 5 May 1931 (age 90)
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Listed height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Career information
NBA draft1953 / Undrafted
Playing career1950–1963
Coaching career1956–1987
Career history
As player:
1950–1955Crvena zvezda
1955–1958Pallacanestro Pavia
1962–1963JA Vichy
As coach:
1956–1958Pallacanestro Pavia
1962–1970JA Vichy
1970–1971Crvena zvezda
1977–1986Olympique Antibes
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing careerEdit

Andrijašević played for Crvena zvezda from 1950 to 1956. During that time he won six Yugoslav Championships.

In July 1950, he was a member of the Zvezda squad that won an international cup tournament in Milan, Italy.[1]

After 1957, he played in Italy and France.

National team careerEdit

As a player for the Yugoslavia national basketball team Andrijašević participated in 1954 FIBA World Championship and 1953 and 1955 European Championship.[2] Andrijašević has played 47 games for the national team.

Coaching careerEdit

Andrijašević played and coached the Pallacanestro Pavia during the fifties. From 1962 to 1970 he coached the JA Vichy (in 1962–63 as player-coach), winning two French Cups and reaching the finals of the European Cup Winner's Cup in 1970. Andrijašević led Olympique Antibes in second place in the championship and the semifinals at FIBA Korać Cup in 1984.

Andrijašević was the first one to use full-court press technique in Europe. His zone press was an adapted and improved version of Gene Johnson's full-court press. He used it for the first time with French team JA Vichy in 1965.

Career achievementsEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Daba: Kad je Zvezda osvajala Milano…". kosmagazin.com. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ Andrijasevic Profile at 1954 World Championship