|FC Bayern Munich|
|Born||6 December 1976|
Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Undrafted|
|Number||7, 10, 20|
|Career highlights and awards|
Marko Pešić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Пешић, born 6 December 1976) is a German professional basketball executive and former player, currently serving as the general manager in the Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga. He represented Germany internationally. His father is a Serbian basketball coach and former player Svetislav Pešić.
Pešić was born in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia. His father Svetislav played for the Sarajevo-based team Bosna of the Yugoslav Basketball League during that time. He moved to Germany in 1987 when his father become a head coach of the Germany national basketball team.
Pešić spent most of his professional basketball career with the Alba Berlin of the German League. He also stints with RheinEnergie Köln, as well as the Iraklis Thessaloniki of the Greek Basket League, and the Lottomatica Roma and the Teramo Basket in Italy.
His father was his coach while he played for the Alba Berlin (1995–99) and the Lottomatica Roma (2005–06).
National team career
Following his active career, Pešić studied sports marketing and communication at the University of Venice. In 2007, he became self-employed as a consultant at the company Lumani 10.7 GmbH. In 2008, he successfully completed his studies as a sports manager at IST Düsseldorf, which he had begun during his career as a player.
For the 2011–12 season, Pešić became the new sports director of the basketball division of the FC Bayern Munich. On January 11, 2013, he took over the position of general manager at the Bayern Munich.
On 29 March 2018, Bayern Munich sacked head coach Aleksandar Đorđević after the elimination in the semifinal of EuroCup. During Đorđević coaching tenure, Bayern Munich held first position in the 2017–18 Basketball Bundesliga with 23–2 score before got sacked. Few days after the dismissal, Đorđević qualified it as an "insult for common sense", especially since the 2017–18 season was one of the most successful in team's history. Đorđević also added that there was apparently a disagreement between team's management (in particular Pešić) and his coaching staff, as Đorđević didn't allow bigger involvement of team's management in coaching decisions.
Career achievements and awards
- As player
- German League champion: 6 (with Alba Berlin: 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03)
- German Cup winner: 5 (with Alba Berlin: 1996–97, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03; with RheinEnergie Köln: 2004–05)
- As general manager
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- "Marko Pesic hat die Lust verloren: - WELT". DIE WELT (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Marko Pesic neuer Bayern-Geschäftsführer. Handelsblatt, 11. Januar 2013, abgerufen am 12. Januar 2013.
- Nikolić, Darko (29 March 2018). "Bajern smenio Sašu Đorđevića!". sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 3 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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