Vlada Jovanović

Vladimir "Vlada" Jovanović (Serbian: Владимир "Влада" Јовановић; born 4 July 1973) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for Mega Soccerbet of the ABA League and the Basketball League of Serbia.

Vlada Jovanović
Mega Soccerbet
PositionHead coach
LeagueABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
Personal information
Born (1973-07-04) 4 July 1973 (age 47)
Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Career information
NBA draft1995 / Undrafted
Playing career1991–1997
Coaching career1997–present
Career history
As coach:
2005–2010Partizan (assistant)
2010–2012Partizan
2012Donetsk
2014Igokea
2016–2018Lokomotiv Kuban (youth)
2018Lokomotiv Kuban (assistant)
2018–2019Lokomotiv Kuban
2019–2020Shenzhen Aviators
2020–presentMega Soccerbet
Career highlights and awards

Early careerEdit

Jovanović finished primary and high school in Čačak. He graduated from the junior college for coaches in Belgrade in 1999. He is a final year student at the Sports Academy in a basketball study group. During his playing career he was a first-team member of Borac Čačak and Železničar Čačak.

Coaching careerEdit

Jovanović started his coaching career in 1997. He was a coach of youth teams of Borac Čačak, Zemun and Partizan Belgrade. In 2005, he was added to the Partizan coaching staff as the first assistant coach to head coach Duško Vujošević. During his tenure as the Partizan assistant coach, he won five Serbian Championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), four Adriatic League titles (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010), and three National Cup titles (2008, 2009, and 2010).

On 28 June 2010, the Partizan managing board promoted him to the club's head coach. In his first season as head coach Jovanović won Serbian Championship title, Radivoj Korać Cup and NLB League trophy.[1] In his second season as head coach Jovanović won the Serbian Championship title and Radivoj Korać Cup. After winning Serbian Championship, he didn't renew his contract with Partizan Belgrade and signed with Donetsk as the new head coach.

In August 2018, Jovanović joined a coaching staff of the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban.[2] He got fired in March 2019.[3]

On 1 June 2020, Jovanović became a head coach for Mega Bemax of the ABA League and the Basketball League of Serbia.[4]

National teams coaching careerEdit

Jovanović was also a head coach of Serbia under-18 team and has won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in France. In summer 2010, he coached the same team at the European Championship in Lithuania where they finished fourth. In July 2011, Jovanović was originally supposed to head the Serbian u-19 team at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Latvia, however, the job went to Dejan Mijatović who led the team to the final where they lost to Lithuania.

In 2014, Jovanović was an assistant coach for the Montenegro national team.

Personal lifeEdit

His son Mateja (born 2000)[5] and daughter are the basketball players.

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Partizan 2010–11 16 6 10 .375 Eliminated in Top 16 Stage
2011–12 10 4 6 .400 Eliminated in group play
Career 26 10 16 .385

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jovanović novi trener Partizana
  2. ^ "Jovanović prvi pomoćnik Obradoviću". rs.n1info.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Vlada Jovanović dobio otkaz u Lokomotivi". b92.net. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Dejan Milojević ends his mission in Mega, Vladimir Jovanović to replace him". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Košarkaški klub Mega Bemax — Mateja Jovanović". www.bcmegabasket.net.

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