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Vinko Jelovac (alternate spelling: Vinto Jelovac) (born November 18, 1948 in Pazin, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia) is a former Slovenian-Croatian professional basketball player and coach. At a height of 2.08 m (6'10") tall, and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.), he played at the center position. Jelovac was named Slovenian Sportsman of the Year, in 1973 and 1974. He was inducted into the Slovenian Athletes Hall of Fame, in 2012.

Vinko Jelovac
Personal information
Born (1948-11-18) November 18, 1948 (age 71)
Pazin, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
NationalitySlovenian / Croatian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1969–1980
Coaching career1993–2002
Career history
As player:
As coach:
1993–1994Pula Gradine
1997–1998Maccabi Tel Aviv
1997–1998Cibona Zagreb
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Club careerEdit

During his club career, Jelovac was a long-time player of KK Olimpija.[1] He was a member of the FIBA European Selection, in 1973 and 1974. He won the Yugoslav League championship in 1970.

Yugoslav national teamEdit

Jelovac competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics, and the 1976 Summer Olympics, with the senior men's Yugoslav national basketball team. He also competed at the FIBA World Cup.


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