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Duško Ivanović (Cyrillic: Душко Ивановић; born September 1, 1957) is a Montenegrin former professional basketball player and current head coach of Beşiktaş.

Duško Ivanović
Dusko Ivanovic by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Ivanović as Baskonia head coach in 2011
Beşiktaş
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1957-09-01) September 1, 1957 (age 61)
Bijelo Polje, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalityMontenegrin
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1979 / Undrafted
Playing career1980–1994
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career1993–present
Career history
As player:
1980–1987Budućnost
1987–1990Jugoplastika Split
1990–1992Girona
1992Limoges CSP
1992–1993Girona
1993–1994Fribourg Olympic
As coach:
1993–1994Fribourg Olympic (player-assistant coach)
1994–1995Girona (assistant)
1995–1999Fribourg Olympic
1997–2000Switzerland
1999–2000Limoges CSP
2000–2005Saski Baskonia
2005–2008Barcelona
2008–2012Saski Baskonia
2014–2015Panathinaikos
2014–2016Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016–2017Khimki
2018–PresentBeşiktaş
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach

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Professional playing careerEdit

As a player, Ivanović started his career with KK Jedinstvo - Bijelo Polje. He played with Budućnost, Jugoplastika Split, Valvi Girona, Limoges CSP, and Fribourg Olympic. With Jugoplastika, he won two consecutive EuroLeague championships, in 1989 and 1990.

Coaching careerEdit

Ivanović's coaching career started with Sisley Fribourg, in the 1993–94 season, where he was both a player and an assistant coach, working as a player-coach. In the 1994–95 season, he was an assistant coach of Valvi Girona. After that, he was the head coach of Fribourg Olympic (1995–1999), the senior Swiss national basketball team (1997–2000), CSP Limoges (1999–2000), TAU Cerámica (2000–2005), and FC Barcelona (2005–2008), from which he resigned, on 14 February 2008.

For the 2008–09 season, he was back at Vitoria, again working as the head coach of Caja Laboral, a position he held until November 2012, when he was sacked.[1]

On June 10, 2014, Ivanović signed a two-year contract with the Greek League team Panathinaikos.[2] On 3 May 2015, after a 66–77 home game loss to Panathinaikos' arch rivals, Olympiacos, he parted ways with the team.[3] On March 15, 2016, Ivanović was hired as the new head coach of the Russian club Khimki.[4] On June 29, 2017, he parted ways with Khimki.[5] On August 20, 2018, he signed a one year deal with Beşiktaş.[6]

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeagueEdit

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Tau Ceramica 2000–01 22 15 7 .682 Lost in the Finals
Tau Ceramica 2001–02 20 13 7 .650 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
Tau Ceramica 2002–03 19 10 9 .526 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
Tau Ceramica 2003–04 20 13 7 .650 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
Tau Ceramica 2004–05 24 13 11 .542 Lost in the final game
FC Barcelona 2005–06 25 14 11 .560 Lost in 3rd place game
FC Barcelona 2006–07 23 14 9 .609 Eliminated in quarterfinals
FC Barcelona 2007–08 14 9 5 .643 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Tau Ceramica 2008–09 21 14 7 .667 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Caja Laboral 2009–10 20 11 9 .550 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Caja Laboral 2010–11 20 10 10 .500 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Caja Laboral 2011–12 10 5 5 .500 Eliminated in regular season
Laboral Kutxa 2012–13 28 13 15 .464 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Panathinaikos 2014–15 28 13 15 .464 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Khimki 2015–16 4 2 2 .500 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
Career 298 169 129 .567

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Head coachEdit

PersonalEdit

Ivanović took part in the Montenegrin independence campaign (pro-independent side).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dusko Ivanovic deja de ser entrenador del Caja Laboral Archived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Saski Baskonia, 18 November 2012
  2. ^ Dusko Ivanovic for two years
  3. ^ "Ivanović napustio Panatinaikos". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki new coach". BC Khimki. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, Khimki Moscow part ways". Sportando.com. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ Dusko Ivanovic named new head coach of Besiktas

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