Mirko Novosel

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Mirko Novosel
Personal information
Born (1938-06-30) June 30, 1938 (age 79)
Zagreb, Croatia
Career information
Playing career 1952–1966
Coaching career 1967–1993
Career history
As player:
1952–1966 Sloboda Zagreb
As coach:
1967–1971 Lokomotiva
1971–1972 Yugoslavia (Juniors)
1972–1976 Yugoslavia
1976–1985 Cibona
0000–1980 Yugoslavia (Assistant)
0000–1984 Yugoslavia
1986–1988 Cibona
1988–1990 Napoli
1993 Croatia
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Mirko Novosel (born June 30, 1938 in Zagreb, Croatia) is an legendary retired Croatian professional basketball coach who coached some of the greatest players in the former Yugoslavia and Croatia, such as Croatian Hall of Fame players Krešimir Ćosić and Dražen Petrović. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as a coach, on September 7, 2007. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a coach, in 2010.

Playing career[edit]

Novosel played club basketball, from 1952 to 1966.

Coaching career[edit]


Novosel coached Cibona to two Yugoslav League titles, seven Yugoslav Cups, and a FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) title in 1985, when he was named the European Coach of the Year.

Yugoslav national team[edit]

As a head coach, Novosel led the senior Yugoslavian national team to the silver medal at the 1974 FIBA World Championship, the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, and the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

Career achievements[edit]

Club career[edit]

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