Dušan "Duda" Ivković (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Дуда Ивковић; born 29 October 1943) is a Serbian retired professional basketball player and coach. He served as head coach of the senior Serbian national basketball team from 2008 to 2013, and of the senior Yugoslavian national basketball team, from 1987 (Serbia and Montenegro competed as the FR Yugoslavia national team following the breakup of Yugoslavia) to 1995. He is also the current president of the Serbian club BKK Radnički.
Club coaching career
Ivković has coached twelve basketbal clubs in his career. These were: Partizan, Aris, Radnički Belgrade, Šibenka, Vojvodina, PAOK, Panionios, Olympiacos, AEK, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Anadolu Efes.
On July 1, 2016, Ivković officially retired from professional coaching.
National team coaching
Assistant stints with the junior national team
In 1976, thirty-two-year-old Ivković was brought in as assistant coach of the Yugoslav under-18 (junior) national team by its newly appointed head coach Luka Stančić. At the 1976 European Championship for Juniors in Santiago de Compostela, the team featuring youngsters Aco Petrović, Miško Marić, and Predrag Bogosavljev won gold.
Two years later at the 1978 European Championship for Juniors in Roseto degli Abruzzi, the Stančić-Ivković duo was back again to lead a new batch of Yugoslav under-18 junior prospects featuring Petar Popović, Bogosavljev, and Ivan Sunara. The team won bronze this time. Ivković got hired to be KK Partizan's head coach a few weeks after the championship, his first top-level head coaching job.
In 1980, Ivković, who by now had a bit of a head coaching resume behind him and was about to sign for Greek League runners-up Aris, still agreed to assist Stančić again at the 1980 European Championship for Juniors held at home in Celje. With a roster featuring Goran Grbović, Zoran Čutura, Branko Vukičević, and Žarko Đurišić, the team got silver after losing to the Soviets in the final.
Four years later, barely three weeks after assisting Krešimir Ćosić at EuroBasket 1987, Ivković got to coach Yugoslavia again at the Universiade, this time at home in Zagreb. The team, featuring now 22-year-old European superstar Petrović, won gold in dominant fashion.
Ivković then assumed the head coaching position of the senior FR Yugoslavia. He guided the team to a gold medal at EuroBasket 1995, in the country's first official appearance since the UN lifted sanctions against FR Yugoslavia. Following EuroBasket, Željko Obradović took over as head coach, while Ivković assumed the role of team manager. Both Obradović and Ivković remained in their posts until jointly resigning in November 2000, following a 6th-place finish in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Ivković is related to the famous Serbian American scientist Nikola Tesla. Ivković's maternal grandmother, Olga Mandić, and Tesla were first cousins. Coincidentally, Tesla died the same year that Ivković was born.
Ivković is a record holding pigeon racer.
As head coach:
- European competitions
- EuroLeague: 2 (Olympiacos: 1996–97, 2011–12)
- FIBA Saporta Cup: 1 (AEK: 1999–00)
- FIBA Korać Cup: 1 (Partizan: 1978–79)
- ULEB Cup: 1 (Dynamo Moscow: 2005–06)
- National competitions
- Yugoslav League: 1 (Partizan: 1978–79)
- Yugoslav Cup: 1 (Partizan: 1978–79)
- Greek League: 3 (PAOK: 1991–92 & Olympiacos: 1996–97, 2011–12)
- Greek Cup: 4 (Olympiacos: 1996–97, 2010–11 & AEK: 1999–00, 2000–01)
- Russian League: 3 (CSKA Moscow: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05)
- Russian Cup: 1 (CSKA Moscow: 2004–05)
- Turkish Cup: 1 (Anadolu Efes: 2014–15)
- Turkish President's Cup: 1 (Anadolu Efes: 2015–16)
National team competitions
- As head coach
- 1983 Summer Universiade: Silver
- 1987 Summer Universiade: Gold
- 1988 Summer Olympics: Silver
- EuroBasket 1989: Gold
- 1990 FIBA World Championship: Gold
- EuroBasket 1991: Gold
- EuroBasket 1995: Gold
- EuroBasket 2009: Silver
- As an assistant coach
- 1976 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
- 1977 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: Silver
- 1978 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Bronze
- 1980 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Silver
- 1986 FIBA World Championship: Bronze
- EuroBasket 1987: Bronze
- 1996 Summer Olympics: Silver
- EuroBasket 1997: Gold
- 1998 FIBA World Championship: Gold
- FIBA Basketball World Cup winning head coaches
- List of EuroCup-winning head coaches
- List of EuroLeague-winning head coaches
- List of FIBA EuroBasket winning head coaches
- Marušić, Igor. Male tajne velikih majstora: Dušan Ivković. Studio magazine (via Yugopapir), June 1989. (in Serbo-Croatian)
- Serbia Media Guide EuroBasket 2013 Archived 2013-09-09 at the Wayback Machine, page 23. kss.rs.
- Dream Team, Shaq and Kukoc headline 2017 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame Inductees.
- European basketball celebrates Coach Ivkovic's legendary career!
- Dusan Ivkovic to be honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
- "Dušan Ivković definitivno u Efesu". B92 (in Serbian). 30 May 2014.
- "Legendary Serbian coach Dusan Ivkovic retires at 72". 26 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Ivković i Obradović podneli ostavke. Tanjug (via srbija.gov.rs), 21 November 2000. (in Serbian)
- Stanković, Vladimir. The excitement starts here. euroleague.net, 29 January 2010
- Pavić, Zoran. Dušan Ivković – Svugde nosim svoj krst. Status magazine (via b92.net), November 2008. (in Serbian)
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