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Svetislav Pešić in 2008.

Svetislav Pešić (Светислав Пешић) (born August 28, 1949 in Novi Sad, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is former Serbian professional basketball player and a present day Serbian basketball coach.

As a player of KK Bosna, Pešić won the European Champions Cup in season 1978/79.


Coaching career

Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
European Championships
Gold 1993 Germany Germany
Competitor for  Yugoslavia
European Championships
Gold 2001 Turkey Yugoslavia
World Championships
Gold 2002 USA Yugoslavia

Pešić is also one of the most successful European basketball coaches.

He led a Yugoslavia junior team that featured future international stars Vlade Divac, Saša Đorđević, Toni Kukoč, and Dino Rađa to victory in the 1987 FIBA World Junior Championship (later split into separate under-19 and under-21 events), defeating the USA twice during the tournament.[1] With the Yugoslavia senior side, Pešić won the 2002 FIBA World Championship held in Indianapolis and Eurobasket 2001 (organized by Turkey), and he also won Eurobasket 1993 (organized by Germany) as head coach of Germany.

At the club level, Pešić won the triple crown in 2003 with FC Barcelona.



Domestic and continental clubs:


Personal Information

Along with Serbian, Pešić also possesses German citizenship. His son, Marko, is a professional basketball player and an occasional member of German national team.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Woolf, Alexander (2002). "Sarajevo Airport: Prisoners of War". Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure. New York: Warner Books. pp. 90–107. ISBN 0-446-52601-0.  

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