Nenad Vučinić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Вучинић; born 7 April 1965) is a Serbian-New Zealand basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
|Born||7 April 1965|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Serbian / New Zealand|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||196 lb (89 kg)|
|NBA draft||1987 / Undrafted|
|2001–2006||New Zealand (assistant)|
|2011–2012||Fulgor Libertas Forlì|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player, he grew with youth selections of Partizan Belgrade. He played for BASK, Radnički, Kolubara and Slavonka Osijek before flying to New Zealand in 1989 with his wife. There he played for the Nelson Giants of the New Zealand NBL. As a player, Vučinić was voted to the NBL All-Star Five in 1990.
He is the former head coach of New Zealand men's national basketball team the Tall Blacks. He was also the head coach for Fulgor Libertas Forlì in the Italian second league (Legadue), and for BC Kalev/Cramo, a professional basketball club based in Tallinn, Estonia which participates in Korvpalli Meistriliiga, Baltic Basketball League and VTB United League.
He has won five NBL Coach of the Year titles while guiding Nelson to two titles in 1998 and 2007. He stood down as Giants coach after their most recent success and still holds the record for most NBL coaching wins (164). After six years as an assistant coach, he took over the Tall Blacks reins in 2007, taking them to victory over Australia in the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship and into the last 16 at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
- Intervju: Sa Nenadom Vučinićem o Novom Zelandu, Pero Kameronu i trenerskom pozivu
- 2013 Tall Blacks Media Guide
- "Nenad Vucinic named Scandone Avellino head coach". sportando.basketball. Retrieved 12 June 2018.[permanent dead link]
- "Lega A - Risoluzione consensuale tra la Sidigas Avellino e coach Vucinic" [A League - Consensual resolution between Sidigas Avellino and coach Vucinic]. pianetabasket.com (in Italian). 10 April 2019.