Nemanja Đurić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Ђурић; June 18, 1936), is a Serbian former professional basketball player and former coach. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally.
|Born||18 June 1936|
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|NBA draft||1958 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1970–1972||Oriolik Sl. Brod|
|1970–?||Oriolik Sl. Brod|
|1973–1974||Crvena zvezda (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Đurić was raised in a sports family. His father and uncle played football for Slavija in Belgrade. He has trained many sports, played football for Šumadija Belgrade, after which he moved to handball club Hero, and later moved to volleyball club Partizan where he stays for a longer period and played for all youth selections. Đurić started to play basketball at the urging of his friend Slobodan Ivković.
Đurić played in Italy for Noalex Venezia in 1967–68 season. After that he return to Crvena zvezda and won Yugoslav League in 1968–69 season along with Vladimir Cvetković, Zoran Slavnić, Dragan Kapičić, Ljubodrag Simonović and others. Also, he played in 1969–70 European Champions Cup. Later, he played for Oriolik from Slavonski Brod.
Yugoslavia national teamEdit
As a player for the Yugoslavia national basketball team Đurić has played from 1959 to 1967. He participated in two World Championships (1963 in Brazil and 1967 in Uruguay) and four European Championships (1959 in Turkey, 1961 in Yugoslavia, 1963 in Poland and 1965 in Soviet Union) and two Summer Olympics (1960 in Rome and 1964 in Tokyo). Đurić won two silver medals at World Championships, as well as two sliver medals (1961 and 1965) and one bronze (1963) at European Championships. Also, he won a gold medal at 1959 Mediterranean Games in Lebanon.
During late May and early June 1964, Đurić faced off against a team of NBA All-Stars at three of their four games in SFR Yugoslavia — on 29 May and 30 May 1964 in Belgrade as well as 2 June 1964 in Karlovac. In Karlovac, the team consisting of local players lost 65:110. US players coached by Red Auerbach were Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, K. C. Jones, Jerry Lucas, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson and Bill Russel. Alongside Đurić, the players on the local team were Giuseppe Gjergja, Mirko Novosel, Petar Skansi and others.
From 1974 to 1976 Đurić coached the Crvena zvezda, winning one Yugoslav Cup.
Yugoslav Basketball LeagueEdit
- Feljton Radmilo Mišović (4): Forsiranje Kićanovića
- Nemanja Đurić at 1963 World Championship for Men
- Nemanja Đurić at 1959 European Championship for Men
- Nemanja Đurić at 1960 Olympic Games Tournament for Men
- "All Star NBA u Šancu 1964". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "KARLOVAC: 40 GODINA NBA LIGE U KARLOVCU". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- About Crvena zvezda