Arnel Dedić

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Arnel Dedić (born January 31, 1976) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player.


Playing careerEdit

Born in Čapljina and a cousin of Jasmin Repeša, Dedić moved to Split at age 13 and played in the youth set-up of KK Split.[1] With Split’s men’s team, he later played in the Croatian first division as well as in European club competition.[2] A 196cm guard, Dedić also had stints at KK Slavonski Brod,[3] KK Jolly Šibenik, KK Bosna Sarajevo[4] and HKK Zrinjski Mostar in his playing career.[5] In 2006, he signed with Horsens IC of Denmark’s top-flight Basketligaen.[6] His parents and younger brother had fled from the war in Bosnia to Denmark in 1993. Dedić spent three years playing for the Horsens club before calling it a career.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2011, he was handed the head coaching job at Horsens IC. Dedić led HIC to Danish national championships titles in 2015 and 2016 and also captured the Danish cup competition with Horsens in 2015[1] and 2019.[7] In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, his Horsens team finished as runners-up in the Danish championship.[8] In 2011-12 and 2013-14, he coached HIC to third-place finishes in the Danish league.[1] Dedić received Basketligaen Coach of the Year distinction in 2013, 2015 and 2018.[9] He was dismissed by Horsens IC in May 2019 after game three of the Danish championship finals following an altercation with one of his player, Brandon Tabb, in the locker room.[10] Prior to the 2019-20 campaign, Dedić was appointed head coach of fellow Basketligaen side Team FOG Næstved. He remained on the job until the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.[11] In June 2021, he was named head coach of Denmark's men's national team.[12] During his tenure, which ended in September 2022, Dedić guided Denmark to three wins and seven losses.[13]

On July, 11th 2022, he was hired as head coach of Rapla KK of Estonia.[14]


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  2. ^ "Arnel Dedic". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  3. ^ Eurobasket. "KK Slavonski Brod 1946 basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details-eurobasket". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  4. ^ Proballers. "Arnel Dedic, Basketball Player". Proballers. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  5. ^ "Arnel Dedić: Ni u moje vrijeme nije bilo novca, pa smo opet bili pri vrhu". Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  6. ^ "Arnel Dedic". Basketligaen. Retrieved 2021-05-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Arnel Dedic færdig i Horsens |". Fullcourt (in Danish). 2019-05-11. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  8. ^ "Vindere af DM for herrer - Danmarksturnering - Rækker - Turnering - DBBF". Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  9. ^ "Kåringer i BL – Basketligaen". Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  10. ^ "HIC følte sig tvunget til at handle og fyrede træneren". (in Danish). 2019-05-11. Retrieved 2021-05-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Dedic er fortid i Team FOG Næstved". (in Danish). 2021-05-06. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  12. ^ "Arnel Dedic er ny herrelandstræner". Danmarks Basketball Forbund. Retrieved 2021-06-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Ny herrelandstræner". Danmarks Basketball Forbund. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  14. ^ "Avis Utilitas Rapla esitleb uut peatreenerit, Arnel Dedic". Rapla Korvpallikool (in Estonian). 2022-07-11. Retrieved 2023-03-07.