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Ivan Meheš (born 1965 in Zagreb) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player.

Ivan Meheš
Free agent
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born1965 (age 53–54)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Career information
Playing career1975–2000
PositionForward
Power forward
Center
Number7, 14
Coaching career2000–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1984Zapruđe
1984–1988Monting
1988–1990Novi Zagreb
1990–1992Industromontaža Zagreb
1992–1995Zrinjevac
1995–1999Benston Zagreb
1999–2000Dona
As coach:
2000–2002Dona
2002–2003Hermes Analitica
2003–2006Zagreb
2007–2008Borik-Puntamika
2008–2009Novi Zagreb
2009Cedevita (interim)
2014–2015Podsused

He started playing 1975 in basketball club KK Zapruđe. Professional basketball player career ended in 2000 when he started coaching in basketball club KK Dona Dubrava.

Playing careerEdit

SchoolsEdit

Meheš attended Karl Marx Elementary School in Zagreb, Croatia, where he anchored his athletic career by playing basketball. School was competing in Yugoslavian Elementary School Championship, Croatian Elementary School Championship and Radivoj Korać Cup. In 1979 they won first place in Croatian Elementary School Championship and first place in Radivoj Korać cup in Vogošća.

In Catering and Hospitality Education Center High School Zagreb, Croatia, he continued to play basketball. In 1982 he won Croatian High School Championship.

In 2005 Meheš graduated Physical Education major, Senior Basketball Coach from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology.

National teamEdit

In 1980 he was team captain in Croatian cadet national team where he won third place in the Yugoslavian Republics Tournament.

In 1982 Meheš was drafted in Yugoslavian national team.

TeamsEdit

ZapruđeEdit

For basketball team KK Zapruđe Meheš played from 1975 to 1984. In 1980 team entered Croatian Unified League and won third place in Croatian Cadet Championship.

ZrinjevacEdit

Next team he played was KK Monting, from 1984 to 1988, where he played Yugoslavian B1 League.

He returned to team, this time named KK Industromontaža, in 1990 where he played Croatian A1 League.

Team changed name to KK Zrinjevac in 1992. Meheš as a team captain played in Croatian A1 League, Croatian Cup and Radivoj Korać Cup. In 1994 he played in Croatian Championship and Croatian Cup finals. For Christmas in 1993 was organised Christmas Basketball Tournament (first of its kind in Croatia). Meheš won MVP award.

ZagrebEdit

For two years playing for basketball team OKK Novi Zagreb, team managed to do unthinkable at the time and won an entrance to First Yugoslavian League from Yugoslavian B1 League.

DubravaEdit

In 1999 Meheš started playing for basketball team KK Benston (later KK Dona Dubrava). Team played Croatian A1 League and Radivoj Korać Cup.

In year 2000 Meheš retired and switch role of the player to the role of the assistant coach.

ReferencesEdit

  • Puljić, Tvrtko; Jagić, Igor (2013). Od predgrađa do Eurolige. Zagreb: Košarkaški klub Cedevita. p. 203. ISBN 978-953-57335-0-8.
  • Zmaić, Zvonimir (1990). Zelene legende. Zagreb: Košarkaški klub Industromontaža. p. 100.
  • Božanić, Ivan (2003). KK Zagreb 2003/04. Zagreb: KK Zagreb. p. 9.
  • Božanić, Ivan (2004). KK Zagreb 2004/05. Zagreb: KK Zagreb. p. 9.
  • Ledić, Ante (1993). Basketball club Zrinjevac. Zagreb: Management of the "Zrinjevac" basketball club. p. 8.
  • Ledić, Ante (1994). BC Zrinjevac American tour '94. Zagreb: Zri-Šport. p. 15.

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