Danijel Jusup

Danijel Jusup (born 8 September 1961) is a Croatian professional basketball coach for Široki of the Bosnian League.

Danijel Jusup
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Jusup coaching Zadar in 2010
PositionHead coach
LeagueBosnian League
Personal information
Born (1961-09-08) 8 September 1961 (age 60)
Zadar, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Coaching career1992–present
Career history
As coach:
1993–1996Benston Zagreb
2000–2002Anwil Włocławek
2005Telekom Baskets Bonn
2008–2009Lokomotiv Rostov
2010Široki Eronet
Career highlights and awards

Coaching careerEdit

Jusup started his sporting career with Zadar, first as a player, later as a coach. In 1992, at age of 31, he became the head coach for Zadar that played in the Croatian League and the EuroLeague. Altogether, he spent eight years in his hometown club during which he won three Croatian Cups, the Adriatic League and played the finals of the Croatian League three times. Aside from Zadar and Zagreb, Jusup coached Benston Zagreb and Split of the Croatian League, and was named Croatian Coach of the Year twice.

His first international position was the head coach of the Polish First Division club Anwil Wloclawek with which Jusup took part in the Saporta Cup. He also participated in another European second-tier competition, ULEB Cup, with Zadar.[1]

In July 2005, Jusup signed with the German club Telekom Baskets Bonn, but after only six months terminated the contract.[2] During the 2008–09 season he led the Russian Lokomotiv Rostov.

In January 2010, Jusup led Bosnian team Široki Eronet for only one week before returning to Zadar for the fourth time.[3] In the summer of 2012, Jusup signed for Zagreb for the second time.[4] Five days before the start of the 2017–18 season, he left Zagreb.[5]

In April 2018, Jusup signed with Široki of the Bosnian League for the third time in his coaching career.[6]

On 23 October 2019, he was named the head coach for Zadar.[7] He debuted for the fifth time in his coaching career as Zadar coach on 25 October 2019, in the 78–82 loss to Cibona, in the ABA League. In February 2020, Jusup celebrated winning the Krešimir Ćosić Cup for the 2019–20 season. On 24 June 2020, Zadar terminated the contract with Jusup.[8]


  1. ^ "Welcome Headcoach Danijel Jusup" (in German). telekom-baskets-bonn.de. 2005-07-05. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  2. ^ "Baskets künftig ohne Jusup" (in German). telekom-baskets-bonn.de. 2005-11-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ "Danijel Jusup i službeno na klupi Zadra" (in Croatian). tportal.hr. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  4. ^ "Danijel Jusup novi trener Zagreba" (in Croatian). zdnews.hr. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  5. ^ "Danijel Jusup pet dana prije početka lige napustio Zagreb" (in Croatian). crosarka.com. 2017-10-03. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  6. ^ "Široki imenovao novog trenera: Jusup preuzeo kormilo" (in Bosnian). spotsport.ba. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  7. ^ "SLUŽBENO: Danijel Jusup ponovno na klupi Zadra". kkzadar.hr. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Zadar part ways with head coach Danijel Jusup". www.aba-liga.com. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.