Aleksandar Petrović (basketball)
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Petrović coaching Lietuvos rytas in February 2014.
February 16, 1959 |
Šibenik, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|1987–1988||Victoria Libertas Pesaro|
|1990–1991||Basket Racing Luxembourg|
|2004–2005||CE Lleida Bàsquet|
|2012–2013||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2013–2014||Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius|
Aleksandar "Aco" Petrović (born February 16, 1959) is a Croatian professional basketball coach of Croatian national team, and former professional player. Petrović is also the older brother of the late Dražen Petrović.
Petrović has coached the senior men's Croatian national team on three occasions, in 1995, when they finished third in the EuroBasket 1995, between 1999 and 2001, when they finished 7th in the EuroBasket 2001, and during Croatia's run to the Olympics in Rio 2016
Between 1991 and 1995, Petrović started his club coaching career with Cibona Zagreb. Between 1995 and 1997, he coached the Spanish ACB League club San Fernando Sevilla, before returning to Cibona for the 1997–98 season.
In the 2001–02 season, he went to Poland to coach Anwil Włocławek. In 2004, he was again in Spain with Caprabo Lleida. In 2006, he took over at the Italian League club Carifac Fabriano, before switching to Eurorida Scafati. In the 2007–08 season, he took over the Croatian club Zadar. He then became the head coach of Cedevita.
After departure of Božidar Maljković, Petrović once again took charge over KK Cedevita on November 26, 2012. After Cedevita was eliminated from Euroleague and Croatian Cup and left without chance of qualifying for ABA League Final Four, Petrović offered his resignation which was accepted on 3 March 2013.
- Dražen Petrović i Dejan Bodiroga – bliski rođaci
- Eurocupbasketball.com 2010-11 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aleksandar Petrovic, Cedevita Zagreb.
- Prišljin, Josip. "Aleksandar Petrović nasljeđuje Božidara Maljkovića u Cedeviti". Sportnet.hr. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- Korać, Branimir. "Aco Petrović podnio ostavku nakon poraza od Partizana i ispadanja iz igre za Final Four". Sportnet.hr. Retrieved 4 March 2013.