Duško Ivanović (born September 1, 1957) is a Montenegrin professional basketball coach and former player who currently serves as head coach for Crvena zvezda of the Adriatic League and the EuroLeague.
|Crvena zvezda Meridianbet|
|League||Basketball League of Serbia |
|Born||September 1, 1957|
Bijelo Polje, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||1979 / undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1993–1994||Fribourg Olympic (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Professional playing careerEdit
As a player, Ivanović started his career with Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje. He played with Budućnost, Jugoplastika, Valvi Girona, Limoges CSP, and Fribourg Olympic. With Jugoplastika, he won two consecutive EuroLeague championships, in 1989 and 1990.
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 fired.
On June 10, 2014, Ivanović signed a two-year contract with the Greek League team Panathinaikos. On 3 May 2015, after a 66–77 home game loss to Panathinaikos' arch rivals, Olympiacos, he parted ways with the team.
On March 15, 2016, Ivanović was hired as the new head coach of the Russian club Khimki. On June 29, 2017, he parted ways with Khimki.
On August 20, 2018, he signed a one-year deal with Beşiktaş. In December 2019, Ivanović left Beşiktaş, to return as head coach for Kirolbet Baskonia, once again. On 15 November 2021 he left Baskonia.
On November 14, 2022, Ivanović signed a two-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda, joining one day after the firing of head coach Vladimir Jovanović who was let go following a poor start in EuroLeague with only one win in 7 games.
|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.
|Saski Baskonia||2000–01||22||15||7||.682||Lost in the Finals|
|2001–02||15||11||4||.650||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|2002–03||20||11||9||.526||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|2003–04||20||13||7||.650||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|2004–05||20||11||9||.542||Lost in the final game|
|FC Barcelona||2005–06||25||14||11||.560||Lost in 3rd place game|
|2006–07||23||14||9||.609||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|2007–08||14||9||5||.643||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|Saski Baskonia||2008–09||21||14||7||.667||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|2009–10||20||11||9||.550||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|2010–11||20||10||10||.500||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|2011–12||10||5||5||.500||Eliminated in regular season|
|Panathinaikos||2014–15||28||13||15||.464||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|Khimki||2015–16||4||2||2||.500||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Saski Baskonia||2019–20||13||6||7||.462||Season stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020–21||34||18||16||.529||Eliminated in regular season|
|Crvena zvezda||2022–23||27||16||11||.593||Eliminated in regular season|
In 2006, Ivanović took part in the Montenegrin independence campaign on the pro-independence side.
- ^ Dusko Ivanovic deja de ser entrenador del Caja Laboral Archived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine Saski Baskonia, 18 November 2012
- ^ Dusko Ivanovic for two years
- ^ "Ivanović napustio Panatinaikos". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki new coach". BC Khimki. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
- ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, Khimki Moscow part ways". Sportando.com. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- ^ Dusko Ivanovic named new head coach of Besiktas
- ^ "Crvena zvezda mts appoint Duško Ivanović as new head coach". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
- ^ "Blok za nezavisnost: Zaokružite "da"" (in Serbian). Mondo. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
- Duško Ivanović at acb.com (player profile) (in Spanish)
- Duško Ivanović at fibaeurope.com (player profile)
- Duško Ivanović at euroleague.net (coach profile)
- Dusko Ivanovic, Montenegro's Holy Hand