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Damir Rančić (born 23 June 1983) is a Croatian basketball coach and former professional player who currently coaches Ribola Kaštela of the Prva liga.

Damir Rančić
Ribola Kaštela
PositionHead coach
LeaguePrva liga
Personal information
Born (1983-06-23) June 23, 1983 (age 36)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–2018
PositionShooting guard, Small forward
Career history
As player:
2010Obradoiro CAB
2013Helios Domžale
2013–2014Ribola Kaštela
2014Pallacanestro Firenze
2014–2015Ribola Kaštela
As coach:
2018–presentRibola Kaštela
Career highlights and awards

Pro careerEdit

Rančić was born in Split and began his professional career in 2000 with Solin. He then moved to Split in 2001. In 2005, he moved to Cibona Zagreb. He then joined Panellinios, before going to Kyiv. He then returned to Panellinios before moving to Zadar. In 2010, he joined Obradoiro CAB, before returning once again to Panellinios,[1] but left the team soon after for personal reasons.

After retiring as player due to chronicle back problems, in October 2018 he took up coaching Ribola Kaštela, a club he formerly played for.[2]

Croatian national teamEdit

Rančić was a member of the Croatian junior national teams. He played at the 1999 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He has also been a member of the senior men's Croatian national basketball team. He played at the EuroBasket 2005 and he won the gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, where he was also voted the tournament's MVP.


  1. ^ " - PANELLINIOS brings Rancic back". Archived from the original on 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  2. ^ "Damir Rančić prešao u trenerske vode". (in Croatian). October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.

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