Slobodan "Piksi" Subotić (Serbian: Слободан Суботић; Greek: Σλόμπονταν Σούμποτιτς; born 15 August 1956) is a Slovenian professional basketball coach and former player. He last served as the head coach for Budućnost of the ABA League, Montenegrin League and the EuroCup.
|Born||15 August 1956|
Herceg Novi, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Bosnian / Croatian / Greek / Slovenian|
|Listed height||6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / small forward|
|2004–2005||Aurora Basket Jesi|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach
He has Greek citizenship, which he obtained to circumvent EU administrative restrictions while playing and coaching there. To be able to obtain Greek citizenship, he had to administratively change his name in the eyes of Greek law, and is thus known there as Slompontan "Lefteris" Soumpotits (Greek: Σλόμπονταν "Λευτέρης" Σούμποτιτς). In addition to having Slovenian and Greek citizenship, he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina citizenship. At 2.02 m (6'7 1⁄2") tall, he was a talented swingman, with incredible shooting ability.
Subotić helped the Greek club Aris to qualify for the EuroLeague's Final Four in three consecutive years (1988, 1989, and 1990. With Aris, he was a 5 time Greek League champion, in the years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991, and also a 5 time Greek Cup winner, in the years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992.
Subotić then followed-up a successful playing career, by moving on to work as a basketball coach.
After his playing career, Subotić went into coaching. So far, some of the clubs that he has been the head coach of include: Greek clubs Iraklis, AEK, Aris, Panathnaikos, Panionios, PAOK and Olympiacos, the Croatian club Split, and Al Riyadi, of the Lebanese Basketball League.
As the head coach, he won the Greek League championship twice, in 1998 and 1999, the Greek Cup in 2002, the FIBA Korać Cup in 1997, and the Lebanese League championship in 2014 and 2015. He extended his contract with Al Riyadi for three more years in 2015.
He was also an assistant coach with the senior men's Slovenia national team in 1999, as well as the head coach of Slovenia, from 2001 to 2003, coaching them at EuroBasket 2003. In 2012 he became the general manager of the Slovenian club, Union Olimpija.
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- 5× Greek League champion: (1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91)
- 5× Greek Cup winner: (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992)
- "Slobodan Subotic Returns to Montenegro After More Than 40 Years". www.total-montenegro-news.com. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
- SOUMPOTITS, SLOMPONTAN NATIONALITY: GREECE.
- SUBOTIC, LEFTERIS BORN: 15 AUGUST, 1956 NATIONALITY: GREECE.
- Slobodan Subotic Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina/Slovenia/Greece.
- Slobodan Subotic Birthdate: 15-08-1956 Nationality: Bosnian - Slovenian - Greek.
- Subotic extends with Riyadi for 3 more years.
- Slobodan Subotic extends with Al Riyadi until 2018.
- Lefteris Subotic appointed as new GM of Olimpija.
- Slobodan Subotić is new Cibona head coach.
- Cibona and Slobodan Subotić parted ways.
- "Coach Profile". basketball.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
- "Slobodan Subotić is taking over Club Africain Tunis". Sportando. Retrieved 2020-11-03.