Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic

Birth
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Death 12 Mar 2000 (aged 75)
Belgrade, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
Burial Belgrade, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
Memorial ID 7282906 · View Source
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Serbian Basketball Player, oach. 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.

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  • Added: 22 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7282906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aleksandar Nikolic (28 Oct 1924–12 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7282906, citing Novo Groblje, Belgrade, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .