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2005 FIBA Asia Championship, Doha, Qatar. Japan's Head Coach

Nationality: Croatian
Date of Birth: 26/03/1951
Place of Birth: -
Club Team 2005-06: None.
Career: Cibona (Croatia-Division 1, 1984-86), Ferrol (Spain-ACB, 1986-87), Vitoria (Spain-ACB, 1989), Split (Yugoslavia-YUBA, 1990-91), Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE, 1991-93), Crvena Zvezda (Yugoslavia-YUBA, 1996-97), Split (Croatia-Division 1, 1997).
International career: Japanese National Team (2003-06).

Zeljko Pavlicevic played for Cibona Zagreb. After serving as an assistant coach, he was promoted to the head coach position of his former club in 1984 and won the European Cup twice with a team led by Drazen Petrovic.

In 1990, he succeeded Bozidar Maljkovic at the helm of Split. With legends like Zoran Savic and Toni Kukoc, he won both the Yugoslavian championship and Cup.

He also claimed Split's third European Crown in a row. In the final, they defeated Barcelona, coached by Bozidar Maljkovic. The next season, Pavlicevic joined Panathinaikos Athens and won the Greek Cup in 1993.

In 2003, he was contacted by the Japanese Basketball Federation to take the reins of the Japanese National Team.