Veljko Mršić (pronounced [vèljko mȑšić]; born 13 April 1971) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for the Croatian national basketball team.
|Born||13 April 1971|
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Professional playing careerEdit
Mršić was a member of the FIBA European Selection team, in 1995.
Croatian national teamEdit
Mršić was a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. With Croatia, he won the bronze medal at the 1994 FIBA World Championship. he also won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1993, and the EuroBasket 1995. He also played at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, at the EuroBasket 1999, and at the EuroBasket 2001.
Cedevita (2011–2012; 2013–2017)Edit
In 2011, Mršić became a head coach for Cedevita juniors, with whom he won the Croatian Championship for juniors. Later, Mršić working as the assistant coach of the Cedevita head coach Jasmin Repeša. In the end of 2014–15 season, Mršić was named the new head coach of Cedevita. In the 2015–16 season, he became the Croatian League champion, and he finished the ABA League in the semifinals. In the next season, Cedevita again became the Croatian League champion, and was eliminated in the ABA League Final by Crvena zvezda. In May 2017, Mršić was sacked by club.
On June 11, 2012, Mršić was named the head coach for Cibona of the Croatian League and the ABA League. He signed for three years, after Jasmin Repeša left the club, but on November 26, 2012, after Crvena zvezda beat Cibona, who continues the negative sequence, Mršić was sacked.
Bilbao Basket (2017–2018)Edit
On May 2, 2019, Mršić was named a new head coach for the Croatian national basketball team, parting ways with Cedevita, where he worked as the sports director. As the head coach, he debuted at the 2019 NBA Summer League, while on July 24, 2019, he celebrated the 2019 Stanković Cup.
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- Veljko MRSIC.
- "Veljko Mrsic named Bilbao Basket head coach". Sportando. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- "Bilbao Basket parts ways with Veljko Mrsic, promotes Jaka Lakovic as head coach". Sportando. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "Veljko Mršić je novi izbornik hrvatske košarkaške reprezentacije". sport.hrt.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 May 2019.
- "Izbornik Mršić: "Dat ćemo sve od sebe i pokušati osvojiti Kup Borislava Stankovića"". hks-cbf.hr (in Croatian). 21 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
- "Hrvatska osvojila Stankovićev Kup!". crosarka.com (in Croatian). 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.