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Grdovic Pino

Grdovic Pino

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Pino Grdovic played basketball for BC Zadar from 1973-1975 when the club won two champion titles in ex-Yugoslavia Started working as coach in 1979 with the cadet team of Zadar, which under his leadership won the championship in ex-Yugoslavia in 1981. 1982/1983 worked for BC Jugoplastika (Split) as assistant coach along with Kresimir Čosić, and assistant coach of the national team that participated at the University Games in Kobe (Japan).
1984/1985 worked as assistant coach of BC Jugoplastika
1986/1987 worked as assistant coach of BC Virtus Bologna with Kresimir Cosic
1987/1988 worked as assistant coach of BC AEK Athens with Kresimir Cosic
1988/1990 worked as main coach of the young selection of BC Zadar
1990/1991 worked as assistant coach of BC AEK Athens with Kresimir Cosic
1992/1994 worked as assistant coach of BC STEFANEL with Bogdan Tanjevic
1994/1995 worked as assistant coach of BC Stefanel Milano with Bogdan Tanjevic
1996/1997 worked as main coach of BC Croatia Osiguranje (Split ex-Jugoplastika) and won the Croatian Basketball Cup
1998/1999 worked as coach for individual work in BC Fortitudo Team System with Petar Skansi
1999/2000 worked as coach for individual work in  BC Fortitudo Paf Bologna with Carlo Recalcati
2000/2001 worked as coach for individual work in  BC Fortitudo Skipper Bologna Carlo Recalcati
2001/2002: Paf Bologna (Italy SerieA) Personal Coach of Gregor Fucka and Marko Milic
2001/2002 worked as coach for individual work in BC Fortitudo Climamio Bologna with Matteo Boniciolli
2002/2004 individual work with player Gregor Fucka from BC Barcelona
2005/2006 worked as main coach of BC Union Olimpija LJUBLJANA and won the Slovene Super Cup
2006/2009 worked as main coach of the young generation in BC Cibona Zagreb and won the 2008 national championship with the junior team
2008 worked as main coach of the junior national team of Croatia at the tournament in Manheim, Germany
2010/2011 worked as main coach of BC Zadar
2012/2013 worked as individual coach with different players around Europe
2016-2017: In Jan.'17 signed at FC Barcelona Lassa (-Liga Endesa)


Experience in longstanding work with the following players and created a
particularly satisfactory quality for their career in the NBA:
1. Toni Kukoc
2. Dino Rada
3. Zan Tabak
4. Arijan Komazec
and in a similar way enabled basketball capacities with the following
players who were named as best European players:
1. Dean Bodiroga,
2. Gregor Fucka,
3. Nikola Vujcic
4. Niksa Prkacin
5. Velimir Perasovic

Professional Career

Season Role Team League
17/18 Assistant Coach FC Barcelona SPAIN - LIGA ENDESA
16/17 Assistant Coach FC Barcelona Spain - Liga Endesa
10/11 Head Coach KK Zadar Croatia A1
07/08 Head Coach Cibona Youth team Croatia
05/06 Head Coach Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia A1

HONOURS

Croatia A1 Coach of the year by UHKT (Croatian Basketball Coaches Association ) -97 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Received the trophy by Sportske Novosti: Trofej Fair-Play -97
qualified in the first 16 teams of the Euro League with BC CROATIAOSIGURANJE (Split ex-Jugoplastika)
Led the Croatian U22 National Team
Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) Head Coach Youth Program -07
Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) Head Coach Youth Program -08
Slovenian Supercup Winner -05
Croatian A1 League Regular Season Runner-Up -11
Croatian A1 League Semifinals -11
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -17