Aleksandar Trifunović (basketball)
Aleksandar Trifunović (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Трифуновић; born 30 May 1967) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. Currently, he serves as a head coach for Igokea of the Adriatic League
Trifunović coaching Crvena zvezda in February 2010.
|Born||30 May 1967|
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
|Listed height||201 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Undrafted|
|1998–2000||Pogoń Ruda Śląska|
|2003–2004||Crvena zvezda (assistant)|
|2009||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
He returned to Crvena zvezda in summer 1991, contributing greatly to the club's two back-to-back league titles.
Trifunović was the head coach for the Serbian club Crvena zvezda during the 2002–03 season and during the month of December during the 2004-05 season. He firmly established his head coaching career in Lithuania with the Lithuanian League club Lietuvos rytas in the years 2006–2008. Rytas club reached the ULEB Cup finals in the 2006–07 season and the EuroLeague Top 16 stage in the 2007–08 season. He also won the Baltic League championship in 2007 for Rytas.
On December 27, 2009, Trifa signed a new one and a half year contract with Crvena zvezda. In October 2010, Trifunovic returned to Lietuvos rytas. Despite a slow start, he led the team to the Euroleague Top16. However, a loss in the LKF cup and finishing only 3rd in the Baltic League led to Trifunovic parting ways with Rytas in April 2011.
After starting the 2011–12 season without a team, Trifunovic shocked everyone when he became the head coach of BC Žalgiris, the archrival of Lietuvos Rytas. Trifunovic led BC Žalgiris to the LKF cup, and also helped win the Baltic League and the Lithuanian League championships, beating Lietuvos rytas in the finals.
- Panionios hires Trifunovic as coach
- Spartak St. Petersburg lands coach Trifunovic
- Trifunovic leaves the bench of Spartak
- Trifunovic, new Crvena Zvezda boss
- L. Rytas brings back Trifunovic
- Rastali se Trifunović i Lijetuvos ritas
- Zalgiris tabs Trifunovic for bench
- Zalgiris Sweep Lietuvos Rytas
- BC Astana name Aleksandar Trifunovic head coach
- BC Astana fires coach Aleksandar Trifunovic
- Yesilgiresun name Aleksandar Trifunovic head coach
- Coach Aleksandar Trifunovic extends his deal with Yesilgiresun
- Aleksandar Trifunovic named Pinar Karsiyaka head coach
- "Aleksandar Trifunović novi trener Igokee". novosti.rs. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Uroš Trifunović zaigrao za Karšijaku". basketballsphere.com. Retrieved 14 July 2018.