Belgrade Coaching Clinic (BCB 2018).
After the successful organization of “Coaching Days – Borivoje Cenic” coaching seminar in 2018, next big event ahead of us is the 18th edition of Belgrade Coaching Clinic (BCB 2018). Clinic will be held for the first time at Sports hall “Ranko Zeravica” in Novi Beograd from June 30th to July 1st, 2018.
We want to inform you that first lecturer’s names have been announced and confirmed for upcoming BCB 2018. We will have pleasure of hosting great coaching names – Mr. Pedro Martinez, champion of Spanish ACB league in 2016/17 season, Mr. Aleksandar Dzikic – champion of regional ABA league for the 2017/18 season and coach from USA Mr. Kyle Keller, winner of Southland Conference in season 2017/18.
Serbian Association of Basketball Coaches is continuing education program for our members, and thereof we managed to provide the lectures of most prominent coaches, winners of big and important competitions, which will share their experience and present their system of work and ideas regarding conducting the basketball practice, approach to the practice as well as how to organize the whole team on the highest level.
Present coach of BC Baskonia, last year’s champions of Spanish ACB league with the team of Valencia. Named for the best coach in Eurocup for the season 2016/17. During his first coaching season in Baskonia he won Spanish Super Cup – season 2005/06. With team Joventut he was one of the youngest coaches of senior teams, and through season 1990/91 he won FIBA Korac Cup. Throughout his career he was also coaching teams of Manresa, Salamanca, Granada, Menorca, Ourense, Tenerife, Gran Canarias, Estudiantes, Girona and Sevilla.
He is a coach with a wide experience in working with all age categories. As an assistant coach he was working in team of Partizan and NBA team of Minnesota Timberwolves, and also he was a coach that worked at the summer camps of San Antonio Spurs. As a head coach he worked in teams of Beovuk, Krka, Union Olimpija, Lietuvos Rytas, Partizan and Buducnost – winning the Cup of Montenegro with team of Buducnost as well as ABA league. Besides these recent trophies, he is also winner of FIBA Euro Challenge Cup, as well as four times champion of Slovenia and three times winner of Slovenian Cup and Super Cup. He was the head coach of U20 national men’s team of Serbia. He has been cooperating for a long time with Serbian Association of Basketball Coaches and has given a great contribution in organizing lectures on our clinic as well as cooperating with the editors of coaching magazine “Trener”.
Coach Keller is known as one of the best assistant coaches of many NCAA teams (Lousiana Tech, UTEP, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas A&M), and from last two years he’s been a head coach of Stephen F. Austin, with whom he won Southland Conference this season. He will have two lectures and he will share some of his long time working experience with some of the best college teams and coaches (Bill Self, Billy Kenedi and Eddie Sutton).
Present Assistant Coach of Oklahoma City Thunder. Rajakovic was the first head coach (Tulsa 66ers) in NBA D-League history born outside of North America, but also he was a head coach in the NBA Summer League with the OKC. From 2014 he becomes a member of Scott Brooks staff, and after that coach Billy Donovan. During his head coaching position at the NBA D League, he was responsible for development and promoting young players, and he coached 11 players who signed the NBA contracts. Before the NBA, Rajakovic was working as a coach in youth categories of Borac Cacak and Crvena Zvezda, and with success was a head coach of Espacio Torrelodones, team in lower Spanish divisions.