KK Zlatibor

Košarkaški klub Zlatibor (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Златибор, English: Zlatibor Basketball Club), commonly referred to as KK Zlatibor, is a men's professional basketball club based in Čajetina, Serbia. They are currently competing in the Basketball League of Serbia.

Zlatibor
Zlatibor logo
LeaguesBasketball League of Serbia
FoundedSeptember 16, 1979; 41 years ago (1979-09-16)[1]
HistoryKK Zlatibor
(1979–present)
ArenaČajetina Sports Hall
LocationČajetina, Serbia
Team colorsBlue, Orange and White
     
PresidentRajko Pelverović
General managerĐorđe Aleksandrić
Head coachStrajin Nedović
Championships1 National League Cup
Retired numbers1 (14)
Websitewww.kkzlatibor.rs

HistoryEdit

Basketball beginnings in Čajetina came with the success of amateur sports competition in western Serbia known as the MOSI. Pioneers of basketball in Čajetina, Sead Begović, and Radomir Raković among the others founded KK Zlatibor on 19 September 1979. The first club president was Aleksandar Vasiljević. Most of its history, Zlatibor played in 3rd-tier league West Division with several attempts of attacking 1st place which leads to the higher league. Finally, in 2015 after the win against neighbor-team Priboj from Priboj, the club got promoted to the Second League of Serbia. In the 2016–17 season, Zlatibor won the Second League and got promoted to the Basketball League of Serbia for the 2017–18 season.[2] That year Zlatibor ended up in 4th place which took them to the second phase – Basketball League of Serbia. After group phase and matches against Crvena Zvezda, Borac, Mega Bemax, Tamiš, and Mladost, the club advanced to the playoffs with a 4–6 record. The same year, the club won the 2018 Cup of Serbia, advancing to quarterfinals of the 2018 Radivoj Korać Cup.

Zlatibor recognized four former players for great achievements in the club's history as the Legends: Sead Begović, Radomir Raković, Želimir Džambić, and Duško Pantović.

PlayersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

KK Zlatibor retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure Ref.
14   Želimir Džambić SG 1980–2000 [3][4]

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

KK Zlatibor roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 3   Protić, Nemanja 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 34 – (1986-08-13)13 August 1986
PF 4   Čabrilo, Aleksa 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1997-11-16)16 November 1997
PG 6   Ostojić, Darko 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 21 – (1999-12-17)17 December 1999
SG 8   Kutlešić, Dušan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1994-10-30)30 October 1994
G/F 9   Marjanović, Andrija 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1999-01-14)14 January 1999
C 10   Vesović, Bogdan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 21 – (1999-08-28)28 August 1999
SF 12   Joksimović, Lazar 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (2002-01-06)6 January 2002
PG 17   Mitrović, Stefan 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 26 – (1994-08-28)28 August 1994
G/F 21   Riznić, Bogdan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 31 – (1990-02-24)24 February 1990
PG 22   Vorkapić, Petar 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995
SF 27   Miljanić, Slobodan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1990-09-18)18 September 1990
PF 32   Papić, Dragoslav 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 34 – (1987-03-17)17 March 1987
C 51   Stanojević, Bojan 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 32 – (1988-10-05)5 October 1988
PF 77   Pavlović, Nikola 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1996-05-13)13 May 1996
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: March 23, 2021

CoachesEdit

Trophies and awardsEdit

TrophiesEdit

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History of KK Zlatibor
  2. ^ MLADOST SP – ZLATIBOR 88:93
  3. ^ "Šampionska proslava šampiona". zlatibor.tv. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Džambu u čast - legenda zlatiborske košarke". zlatibor.rs. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

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