Duško Ivanović

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.

Duško Ivanović
2022-11-22 ALBA Berlin gegen KK Crvena zvezda (EuroLeague 2022-23) by Sandro Halank–077.jpg
Ivanović as Crvena zvezda head coach in 2022
Crvena zvezda Meridianbet
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball League of Serbia
Adriatic League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1957-09-01) September 1, 1957 (age 65)
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
1990–1992Girona
1992Limoges CSP
1992–1993Girona
1993–1994Fribourg Olympic
As coach:
1993–1994Fribourg Olympic (assistant)
1994–1995Girona (assistant)
1995–1999Fribourg Olympic
1999–2000Limoges CSP
2000–2005Saski Baskonia
2005–2008Barcelona
2008–2012Saski Baskonia
2014–2015Panathinaikos
2016–2017Khimki
2018–2019Beşiktaş
2019–2021Saski Baskonia
2022–presentCrvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards
As player:

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.

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 fired.[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] 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.[7]

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
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
2012–13 6 1 5 .167 Fired
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
2021–22 9 3 6 .333 Fired
Crvena zvezda 2022–23 27 16 11 .593 Eliminated in regular season
Career 351 197 154 .561

PersonalEdit

In 2006, Ivanović took part in the Montenegrin independence campaign on the pro-independence side.[8]

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
  7. ^ "Crvena zvezda mts appoint Duško Ivanović as new head coach". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Blok za nezavisnost: Zaokružite "da"" (in Serbian). Mondo. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2023.

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