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Aleksandar Nikolic
Birth: Oct. 28, 1924
Death: Mar. 12, 2000

Serbian Basketball Player and Coach. He was known as "the Father of Yugoslav Basketball." He played for Red Star Belgrade from 1947 to 1949, and coached the Yugoslav National Team in the 1961 European Championships. He won a silver medal, the first Yugoslav Medal in a major championship. In 1978 he won gold medals at the World Championship and at the European Championship in 1977. He was voted coach of the year for 1965 to 1966, and 1974 to 1975. He won four national championships , three national cups, two Inter Cups (1969-1970), three European Cups for Men's Champion Clubs (1969-1970, 1971-1972, and 1972-1973), and one European Cup for Men's Clubs (1973-1974). He coached OKK Belgrade, Petrarca Padova, Red Star, Alco Bologna, Virtus Bologna, Reyer Venecia, Scavolini Pesara, and Udine. His overall win loss record in club basketball was 357 wins-200 losses (64.1%). He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. (bio by: K) 
Novo Groblje
City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
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Record added: Mar 22, 2003
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Aleksandar Nikolic
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