|Born||19 December 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
National team careerEdit
On 14 November 2013, following the departure of Neven Spahija, Rimac was appointed the head coach of Cibona. He led the club to win the 2013–14 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 on 6 December 2015, following a series of poor results in the ABA League.
From 2017 to 2018, Rimac worked as an assistant coach of Cedevita under the coaching staff of Jure Zdovc, while between June and October 2018, he served as the head coach of the Cedevita second team, which played in the Croatian League regular season.
On 25 October 2018, following the departure of Sito Alonso, who led the first team in the ABA League and EuroCup, Rimac was appointed his successor as Cedevita head coach. In July 2019, Cedevita merged with the Slovenian club Petrol Olimpija to form a new club named Cedevita Olimpija.
Cedevita Olimpija (2019–2020)Edit
Career achievements and awardsEdit
Club titles than Rimac won as a senior level player:
- Croatian League Champion: (with Cibona: 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2003–04)
- Turkish League Champion: (with Tofaş: 1998–99, 1999–2000)
- Turkish Cup Winner: (with Tofaş: 1998–99, 1999–2000)
Club titles that Rimac won as a head coach:
- "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 list (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 list (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.
- "Rimac više nije trener Cibone". N1 HR (in Croatian). 6 December 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
- "Slaven Rimac pojačao stručni stožer Cedevite" (in Croatian). KK Cedevita. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "Rimac replaced Alonso at Cedevita bench". aba-liga.com. 25 October 2018.
- "Pričakovano: Rimac novi trener Cedevite Olimpije, Edo Murić prva okrepitev". 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
- "Slaven Rimac novi trener Cedevite Olimpije, prva okrepitev Edo Murić". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Slaven Rimac nije više trener Cedevite Olimpije". sportnet.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.