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Dejan Radonjić leads for the most games coached and the most games won.

KK Crvena zvezda is a men's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. Crvena zvezda is a part of the Adriatic Basketball Association and compete in the ABA League, EuroCup and in the Basketball League of Serbia. The team play domestic home matches in the Aleksandar Nikolić Hall, and the EuroLeague or EuroCup home matches in Štark Arena. The current head coach is Milan Tomić, a Serbian-Greek coach and former player. He has been the head coach since July 2018.

There have been 38 head coaches in the club's history. Montenegrin coach Dejan Radonjić is the all-time leader in both regular season games coached and wins. Nebojša Popović won 10 National Championships, while Radonjić won 3 National Cups and he is the only head coach who won multiple Cup tournaments. Radonjić and Bratislav Đorđević won both a National Championship and a National Cup. Also, Crvena zvezda won 3 Adriatic Championships under Radonjić. Coach Aleksandar Nikolić won the only European-wide competition in the club's history, the FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup in 1974.

Nikolić and Ranko Žeravica are members of FIBA Hall of Fame as coaches, while Nikolić is a member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. American coach Tom Ludwig, hired in 1997, was the first foreign head coach, and the only non-European. Montenegrin Radonjić and Slovenian Zmago Sagadin were the other foreign head coaches. Head coaches Vladislav Lučić and Aleksandar Trifunović were hired three times.

Head coaches Popović, Aleksandar Gec, Milan Bjegojević, Đorđe Andrijašević, Nikolić, Nemanja Đurić, Strahinja Alagić, Dragiša Vučinić, Zoran Slavnić, Lučić, Stevan Karadžić, Trifunović and Milenko Topić were also Crvena zvezda's players. Popović and Vučinić were player-coaches, while Popović, Bjegojević and Topić won the National Championships both as the players and head coaches.

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KeyEdit

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches
  Elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
* Elected into the FIBA Hall of Fame

CoachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2018–19 season.

# Name Nationality Period GC W L Win% Achievements Ref.
1 Nebojša Popović*   FPR Yugoslavia 1946–1957 184 155 29 .842 10× Yugoslav champion
2 Aleksandar Gec   FPR Yugoslavia 1958–1959 37 24 13 .649 None
3 Milan Bjegojević   FPR Yugoslavia 1960–1970 242 142 100 .587 Yugoslav champion
4 Đorđe Andrijašević   SFR Yugoslavia 1970–1971 26 19 7 .731 Yugoslav Cup winner
5 Bratislav Đorđević   SFR Yugoslavia 1971–1973 78 56 22 .718 Yugoslav champion
Yugoslav Cup winner
6 Aleksandar Nikolić    SFR Yugoslavia 1973–1974 41 29 12 .707 FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup winner
7 Nemanja Đurić   SFR Yugoslavia 1974–1976 50 Yugoslav Cup winner
8 Strahinja Alagić   SFR Yugoslavia 1976 20 None
Bratislav Đorđević   SFR Yugoslavia 1976–1979 70 None
9 Dragiša Vučinić   SFR Yugoslavia 1979 7 None
10 Mile Protić   SFR Yugoslavia 1979 8 None
11 Ranko Žeravica*   SFR Yugoslavia 1979–1986 265 160 105 .604 None
12 Vlade Đurović   SFR Yugoslavia 1986–1988 72 42 30 .583 None
13 Zoran Slavnić   SFR Yugoslavia 1988–1991 111 64 47 .577 None
14 Duško Vujošević   SFR Yugoslavia 1991–1992 32 20 12 .625 None
15 Vladislav Lučić   FR Yugoslavia 1992–1994 99 Yugoslav champion
16 Veselin Matić   FR Yugoslavia 1994 2 None
Zoran Slavnić   FR Yugoslavia 1994–1995 32 None
17 Mihailo Uvalin   FR Yugoslavia 1995 1 None
18 Borislav Džaković   FR Yugoslavia 1995–1996 45 27 18 .600 None
19 Mihailo Pavićević   FR Yugoslavia 1996–1997 33 14 19 .424 None
Ranko Žeravica*   FR Yugoslavia 1997 10 10 0 1.000 None
20 Tom Ludwig   United States 1997 16 None [1]
Vladislav Lučić   FR Yugoslavia 1997–1998 28 None [2]
Mihailo Pavićević   FR Yugoslavia 1998 5 4 1 .800 Yugoslav champion [3]
Borislav Džaković   FR Yugoslavia 1998 9 None [4]
21 Jovica Antonić   FR Yugoslavia 1998–1999 37 None [5]
22 Momir Milatović   FR Yugoslavia 1999 4 None [6]
Vladislav Lučić   FR Yugoslavia 1999–2000 21 None [7]
23 Stevan Karadžić   FR Yugoslavia 2000–2001 40 None [8]
24 Miroslav Nikolić   FR Yugoslavia 2001 9 None
25 Zoran Krečković   FR Yugoslavia 2001–2002 8 None
Miroslav Nikolić   FR Yugoslavia 2002 20 None
26 Aleksandar Trifunović   FR Yugoslavia 2002–2003 52 36 16 .692 None [9]
27 Zmago Sagadin   Slovenia 2003–2004 65 41 24 .631 Serbian Cup winner [10]
Aleksandar Trifunović   Serbia and Montenegro 2004–2005 50 30 20 .600 None
28 Dragan Šakota   Serbia and Montenegro 2005–2007 102 63 39 .618 Serbian Cup winner [11]
Stevan Karadžić   Serbia 2007–2008 71 44 27 .620 None [12]
29 Milan Škobalj   Serbia 2008 12 6 6 .500 None
30 Svetislav Pešić   Serbia 2008–2009 56 37 19 .661 None
31 Aco Petrović   Serbia 2009 18 9 9 .500 None [13]
Aleksandar Trifunović   Serbia 2009–2010 37 18 19 .486 None
Mihailo Uvalin   Serbia 2010–2011 28 9 19 .321 None [14]
32 Saša Nikitović   Serbia 2011 14 6 8 .429 None
Svetislav Pešić   Serbia 2011–2012 50 25 25 .500 None
33 Milivoje Lazić   Serbia 2012 2 0 2 .000 None [15]
34 Vlada Vukoičić   Serbia 2012–2013 44 31 13 .705 Serbian Cup winner [16]
35 Dejan Radonjić   Montenegro 2013–2017 326 239 87 .733 Serbian champion
3× Serbian Cup winner
Adriatic champion
[17]
36 Dušan Alimpijević   Serbia 2017–2018 69 40 29 .580 None [18][19]
37 Milenko Topić   Serbia 2018 10 10 0 1.000 Serbian champion [20][21]
38 Milan Tomić   Serbia /   Greece 2018–present 68 54 14 .794 Adriatic champion
ABA Supercup winner
Serbian champion
[22]

Coaches with more than 100 games coachedEdit

# Name Period Games
1
  Dejan Radonjić 2013–2017
326
2
  Ranko Žeravica* 1979–1986; 1997
275
3
  Milan Bjegojević 1960–1970
242
4
  Nebojša Popović* 1946–1957
184
5
  Bratislav Đorđević 1971–1973; 1976–1979
148
  Vladislav Lučić 1992–1994; 1997–1998; 1999–2000
148
7
  Zoran Slavnić 1988–1991; 1994–1995
143
8
  Aleksandar Trifunović 2002–2003; 2004–2005; 2009–2010
139
9
  Stevan Karadžić 2000–2001; 2007–2008
111
10
  Svetislav Pešić 2008–2009; 2011–2012
106
11
  Dragan Šakota 2005–2007
102

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ludwig got fired in 1997 after one of the losses. His firing came before the Korać Cup round-of-32 return leg at home against Mens Sana Siena in which Red Star was chasing a 9 point deficit from the first game. The return game was played in Novi Sad because Pionir Hall was busy with something else and, led by newly arrived head coach Lučić, Red Star ended up winning by 18 points and thus overcoming the deficit and moving on to the Korać Cup round-of-16.
  2. ^ In an unprecedented move, Lučić was fired in the early morning hours of 7 May 1998 after the game 2 loss to FMP Železnik during the ongoing YUBA League playoff finals. The series score was tied at 1-1 at the time of his firing. Red Star went on to win the series by winning next two games versus Železnik with returning head coach Pavićević at the helm and thus become the champion of FR Yugoslavia.
  3. ^ Pavićević got fired 27 September 1998, two days following a 66-69 home loss on September 25 to Cibona in EuroLeague. He got replaced by his assistant Bora Džaković.
  4. ^ Džaković got fired on 3 November 1998 after getting eliminated from the Yugoslav Cup on November 1. He didn't fare much better in EuroLeague as the club had a 0-5 record at the time of his firing.
  5. ^ Antonić and Red Star part company on 10 October 1999. The club sat well in domestic league (two wins out of two games), but fared poorly in EuroLeague.
  6. ^ Milatović got fired on 8 November 1999 following a crushing defeat to FMP Železnik in the Yugoslav Cup. In total, his head coaching stay at the club was less than a month.
  7. ^ Lučić resigned as head coach in early February 2000 after six consecutive losses in a row (2 in EuroLeague, and 4 in YUBA League). He then temporarily decided to stay after talking to club president Vojislav Stojaković. Finally, on 22 February 2000 it was decided that Lučić would stay with the club in managerial capacity while his assistant Stevan Karadžić took over as head coach.
  8. ^ Karadžić got fired on 7 February 2001 following a Saporta Cup round-of-16 return leg incident in Antwerp versus Telindus RB Antwerpen where the players of two teams got into an infamous on-court brawl. Domestically, the club was in complete disarray, facing a relegation threat.
  9. ^ First time coach Trifunović performed the role only formally while all coaching decisions were made by sporting director Zmago Sagadin.
  10. ^ Sagadin got fired November 2, 2004 following a crushing defeat to KK Partizan in week 9 of the 2004–05 ABA Goodyear League.
  11. ^ Šakota and Red Star parted ways on 4 March 2007 following a series of losses in the Adriatic League, elimination from the domestic Cup, and quarter-final elimination from ULEB Cup. Šakota resigned wanting to be let out of his contract and the club accommodated him. His assistant Stevan Karadžić took over the main bench role.
  12. ^ Karadžić resigned on 18 April 2008, one day before the club's game against eternal rivals KK Partizan. He cited "poor situation in the club" as the reason for his decision to leave.
  13. ^ Aco Petrović resigned his post on 23 December 2009 due to difficult financial and organizational situation at the club. Aleksandar Trifunović was brought in as replacement. link link
  14. ^ Mihailo Uvalin got fired mid-March 2011. His firing came on the heels of various manifestations of disarray in the club such as the players' strike due to unpaid wages and fan protests. link
  15. ^ Milivoje Lazić got fired on 4 October 2012 after two consecutive losses in the first two games at the start of the 2012–13 ABA League. He was replaced with Vlada Vukoičić. link
  16. ^ "Vlada Vukoičić preuzeo Zvezdu". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). Večernje Novosti. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Zvezda potvrdila: Radonjić novi trener!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  18. ^ "Zvezda finds new coach in Alimpijevic". euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  19. ^ "NASLEDIO RADONJIĆA Čović: Alimpijević novi trener Zvezde!". sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  20. ^ "NOVI ZVEZDIN TRENER Ko je Milenko Topić, miljenik navijača i čovek koji je pobedio Olimpijakos u Beogradu". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  21. ^ "SMENA ALIMPIJEVIĆA Topić vodi Zvezdu do daljeg". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  22. ^ "TOMIĆ NA TRI GODINE: Crvena zvezda rešila pitanje trenera ugovorom sa legendom Olimpijakosa". novosti.rs. Retrieved 13 July 2018.