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Milenko Topić (Serbian Cyrillic: Миленко Топић; born 6 March 1969) is a Serbian basketball coach and former player. He currently works as an assistant coach for Crvena zvezda of the Basketball League of Serbia, the ABA League and the EuroLeague.

Milenko Topić
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Topić in December 2017.
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PositionAssistant coach
LeagueABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1969-03-06) 6 March 1969 (age 50)
Pančevo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in)
Listed weight99 kg (218 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
Playing career1988–2008
PositionPower forward
Number14, 15
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
1988–1991Sloga Banatsko Novo Selo
1991–1995Profikolor
1995–1997BFC Beočin
1997–1999Crvena zvezda
1999–2001Budućnost Podgorica
2001–2002Montepaschi Siena
2002–2003Hemofarm
2003–2004Olimpia Milano
2004–2007Hemofarm
2007–2008Rethymno
As coach:
2015–2016SZTE-Szedeák (assistant)
2017–presentCrvena zvezda (assistant)
2018Crvena zvezda (interim)

Playing careerEdit

Topić played at the power forward position for several clubs in his country and abroad, in Italy and Greece.[1]

National team careerEdit

Topić was a member of the Yugoslavia national team (representing FR Yugoslavia) that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Over five tournament games, he averaged 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and one assist per game.[2] Topić won the gold medal at EuroBasket 1997 in Spain. Over nine tournament games, he averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 72.7% from the field.[3] He was a member of the Yugoslavia team that won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Athens, Greece. Over eight tournament games, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.[4] Topić won the bronze medal at EuroBasket 1999 in France. Over nine tournament games, he averaged 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

Topić spent the 2015–16 season working as an assistant coach for the Hungarian team SZTE-Szedeák.

On 21 July 2017 Topić joined Crvena zvezda coaching staff after Serbian coach Dušan Alimpijević become their head coach for the 2017–18 season.[6] On 8 May 2018 he became an interim head coach for the Zvezda after Alimpijević was sacked.[7][8] On 10 May he made his debut in an 84–74 home win against Borac Čačak.[9] In July 2018, Milan Tomić became the head coach for Crvena zvezda while Topić was moved back to the assistant coach role.

Career achievements and awardsEdit

As head coach
As assistant coach
As player
Individual

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Čovek koga veliki uspesi i sportska slava nisu promenili". prastanjeuspeha.rs. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "1996 Yugoslavia #15 - Milenko Topic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ "1997 Yugoslavia #15 - Milenko Topic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ "1998 Yugoslavia #15 - Milenko Topic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ "1999 Yugoslavia #15 - Milenko Topic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ Dusan Alimpijevic is the new coach of Crvena Zvezda
  7. ^ "NOVI ZVEZDIN TRENER Ko je Milenko Topić, miljenik navijača i čovek koji je pobedio Olimpijakos u Beogradu". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ "SMENA ALIMPIJEVIĆA Topić vodi Zvezdu do daljeg". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  9. ^ "TOPIĆ DEBITOVAO POBEDOM Zvezda nadigrala Borac za prvo mesto u Superligi!". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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