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Aleksandar Nikolic (Serbia)
Born on October Tuesday, 1924, in in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nationality:
Serbia

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Yugoslavian National Team: 1951-1965 and 1977-1978
  • Partizan Belgrade: 1959-1960
  • OKK Belgrade: 1961-1963 and 1967-1968
  • Petrarca Padova: 1965-1967
  • Ignis Varese: 1969-1973
  • Red Star Belgrade: 1973-1974
  • Fortitudo Bologna: 1974-1976
  • Borac Cacak: 1978-1980
  • Virtus Bologna: 1981-1982
  • Carrera Venezia: 1982-1983
  • Scavolini Pesaro: 1983-1984
  • Australian Udine: 1984-1985
  • As a player: Partizan Belgrade (1945-1946), Red Star Belgrade (1947-1949), Zeleznicar Cacak (1949-1950) and BSK Belgrade (1950-1951). 3 times Champion of the Yugoslavian League (1947, 1948 and 1949). Also, 10 appearances with the Yugoslavian National Team as a player

Club Highlights

  • 3 times Champion of the European Cup for Men's Champion Clubs (current Euroleague): 1970, 1972 and 1973
  • Champion of the 1974 European Cup Winner's Cup
  • Champion of the 1963 Yugoslavian League
  • Champion of the 1962 Yugoslavian Cup
  • 3 times Champion of the Italian League: 1970, 1972 and 1973
  • 3 times Champion of the Italian Cup: 1970, 1971 and 1973
  • 2 times Champion of the Intercontinental Cup: 1970 and 1973

National Team

  • 15 years (1951-1965 and 1977-1978) as head coach of the Yugoslavian National Team
  • World Champion in Manila 1978
  • Silver medalist in the 1963 World Championship in Rio de Janeiro
  • European Champion in the 1977 World Championship in Liege
  • 2 times Silver medalist in European Championships: Belgrade 1961 and Moscow 1965
  • Bronze medalist in the 1963 European Championship in Wroclaw

Individual Highlights

  • Leader of Yugoslavia's School of Physical Education (Yugoslavian School of Basketball), Nikolic is known as the 'Father of Yugoslavian Basketball' or simply as 'The Professor'
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1995