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Ivan Sarjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Сарјановић; born 1949), is a Serbian physician and former professional basketball player.

Ivan Sarjanović

Born1949 (age 69–70)
NationalitySerbian
EducationUniversity of Belgrade (MD)
Marche Polytechnic University
University of Ljubljana
Occupation
  • physician
  • basketball player
Years active1981–2015
Medical career
InstitutionsSt. Luke's Hospital, Malta
Basketball career
Personal information
Listed height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
NBA draft1971 / Undrafted
Playing career1967–1985
PositionSmall forward
Number6
Coaching career1993–1995
Career history
1967–1976Crvena zvezda
1977–1981Jagodina
1984–1985Bank of Valletta
Career highlights and awards

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Medical careerEdit

Sarjanović earned his master's degree in medicine from the University of Belgrade in 1981.[1] Also, he received degrees in medicine from the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a physician, Sarjanović worked in Malta, Slovenia, Italy and the United States (Houston, TX).[2]

Also, Sarjanović was a sports physician for the Crvena zvezda basketball team and the Yugoslavia national basketball team.[1][2]

Playing careerEdit

Sarjanović spent most of his playing career with Crvena zvezda of the Yugoslav Basketball League, where he played from 1967 to 1976. At that time, his teammates were Zoran Slavnić, Dragan Kapičić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragiša Vučinić, Vladimir Cvetković and Goran Rakočević among others.[3] With them he won two National Championships, three National Cups and the 1974 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup.[4][5][6]

After his compulsory military service in 1977, he signed for Jagodina and played four seasons there. His last game for Jagodina was against his former team Crvena zvezda at the 1981 Yugoslav Cup.[1] Later, Sarjanović had a few stints with basketball teams located in cities where he worked as the physician.[1]

National team careerEdit

Sarjanović was a member of the Yugoslavia national junior team that won silver medal at the 1968 European Championship for Junior Men in Vigo, Spain. Over five tournament games, he averaged 4.8 points per game.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Sarjanović married Ljudmila and they have two kids.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sportski spomenar Ivan Sarjanović". rts.rs. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Pismo Ivana Sarjanovića: Moj dug košarci". kosmagazin.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ono što se mora znati o KK Crvena zvezda". mojacrvenazvezda.net. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Košarkaška prvenstva Jugoslavije (1945-91) – peti deo". strategija.org. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Zvezdine legende: Kako smo osvojili prvi evropski trofej". novosti.rs. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "41 godina od osvajanja Kupa pobednika kupova". czbgtv.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ "1968 Yugoslavia 6 - Ivan Sarjanovic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 4 January 2019.