Mirko Novosel

Mirko Novosel
Croatian Basketball Federation
Position Structing Director
Personal information
Born (1938-06-30) June 30, 1938
Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
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

Mirko Novosel (born June 30, 1938 in Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is a retired Croatian basketball player, referee and coach. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on 7 September 2007.

Playing career

Novosel played club basketball from 1952 to 1966.

Coaching career

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

He also coached Cibona to three Yugoslav League titles, seven Yugoslav Cups, and a European Champions Cup (Euroleague) title in 1985, when he was named the European Coach of the Year.

Career achievements


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladimir Kondrashin
Winning Coach

1973, 1975
Succeeded by
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Nikolić
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