Mirko Novosel (born 30 June 1938) is a Croatian former professional basketball coach and player.
|Born||30 June 1938|
Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Career highlights and awards|
|As head coach|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as coach|
|FIBA Hall of Fame as coach|
Novosel coached some of the greatest players in former Yugoslavia and Croatia, such as Croatian Hall of Fame players Krešimir Ćosić and Dražen Petrović. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as a coach, on 7 September 2007. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a coach, in 2010.
Novosel played club basketball, from 1952 to 1966, with Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Yugoslav national teamEdit
As a head coach, Novosel led the senior men's Yugoslavian national team to the silver medal at the 1974 FIBA World Championship, the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, and the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Croatian national teamEdit
- FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague): 2 (with Cibona: 1984–85, 1986)
- FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (Saporta Cup): 2 (with Cibona: 1981–82, 1986–87)
- FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) – top 6 (with Cibona: 1982–83)
- FIBA Korać Cup – finalist (with Cibona: 1979–80, 1987–88)
- Yugoslav League: 2 (with Cibona: 1981–82, 1983–84)
- Yugoslav Cup: 7 (with Cibona: 1968–69 (under the name Lokomotiva), 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1987–88)
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