Slaven Rimac (born December 19, 1974) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for Cedevita Olimpija of the Slovenian League, ABA League and the EuroCup.
|Born||December 19, 1974|
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|2007||Paris Basket Racing|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Professional playing careerEdit
National team careerEdit
On November 14, 2013, Rimac was named the new head coach for Cibona, following the departure of Neven Spahija. He led Cibona to the 2014 ABA League championship, despite the huge financial problems that the club was facing at the time. As the champion of the ABA League, Cibona gained a direct spot in the following EuroLeague season, but the club withdrew from it in order to stabilize financially. Eventually, Crvena zvezda, the third placed team in the league, took Cibona's spot in the EuroLeague. He was sacked in Cibona, in November 2015, after a series of poor results in the ABA League.
From 2017 to 2018, he worked as an assistant coach for Cedevita, under the coaching staff of Jure Zdovc, while from June 2018 to 25 October 2018, worked as a head coach of the Cedevita second team in the Croatian League. On 25 October 2018, following the departure of Sito Alonso, who coached the first team in the ABA League and EuroCup, was sacked, Rimac succeeded him. Following Cedevita's merge with Petrol Olimpija, he left the club.
Cedevita Olimpija (2019–present)Edit
- "Osmerostruki prvak Hrvatske s Cibonom Slaven Rimac završio karijeru". index.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- "Smjena u Ciboni: Neven Spahija odlazi, Slaven Rimac novi trener, Amerikanci ostaju". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "CEDEVITA - CIBONA 59-72 Briljantni Šarić srušio Cedevitu i odveo Cibonu do prvog trofeja u regionalnoj ABA ligi!". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Zvezda direktno u Evroligi?". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Cibona odustala, Zvezda u Evroligi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Slaven Rimac pojačao stručni stožer Cedevite". kkcedevita.hr (in Croatian). 5 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "Rimac replaced Alonso at Cedevita bench". www.aba-liga.com. 25 October 2018.
- "Slaven Rimac novi trener Cedevite Olimpije, prva okrepitev Edo Murić". www.rtvslo.si (in Slovenian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.