Jurica Golemac (born May 29, 1977) is a Croatian-born Slovenian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach for Cedevita Olimpija of the Slovenian League, ABA League and the EuroCup.
|Born||May 29, 1977|
Klanjec, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6.10 ft 10.25 in (2.12 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|1997–1998||Union Olimpija (2nd team)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach
In his professional career Golemac had played with the following clubs: Zrinjevac, Union Olimpija, Geoplin Slovan, Efes Pilsen, Cibona, Ural Great, Hapoel Jerusalem, Paris-Levallois, Panellinios, Virtus Roma, Panathinaikos, Zadar, Colossus Rhodes, Alba Berlin, Sidigas Avellino and Krka. He retired from playing professional basketball in January 2013 after knee injury.
Golemac started his coaching career as an assistant coach to Slaven Rimac at Cibona, in November 2013. The surprising victory at the 2013–14 ABA League final four in Belgrade was followed by a string of bad results which resulted in Rimac and Golemac being sacked in December 2015.
In May 2017, Golemac was named the head coach of Koper Primorska. In his inaugural season with the club, Primorska won first trophies in its history, including the Slovenian Cup and Supercup. In 2019, Primorska managed to win the ABA League Second Division, being consequently promoted to the First Division. Besides this success, the club also won the first domestic league title, and the second domestic cup in the history. On 20 December 2019, Golemac resigned from Koper Primorska.
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- "Sixt Primorska u prvom pokušaju osvojila slovenski Superkup". Basketball.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved May 25, 2019.
- "Fešta v Kopru: Sixt Primorska prvič prvak". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). Retrieved May 25, 2019.
- "Golemac više nije trener Primorske, preselio na funkciju savjetnika". Sportnet.rtl.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- "Jurica Golemac znova pri Olimpiji, tokrat kot trener". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). January 27, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
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