Josip Sesar

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Josip Sesar
Position Head coach
League Premijer liga
Personal information
Born (1978-01-17) January 17, 1978 (age 41)
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1993–2008
Position Shooting guard
Career history
As player:
1993–1999 Zagreb
1999–2002 Cibona Zagreb
2002–2003 Split
2003–2005 Cibona Zagreb
2005 Široki Hercegtisak
2005–2006 Zadar
2006–2008 Zagreb
2008–2009 Zrinjski Mostar
As coach:
2010–2011 Zrinjevac
2011–2013 Cibona youth
2015–2016 Gorica
2017–present Gorica
2018–present Croatia (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Josip Sesar (born 17 January 1978) is a Croatian basketball coach and former professional basketball player who currently coaches Gorica of the Croatian League.

Basketball career

He started training basketball when he was ten. He was 182 cm tall at the time. In the 1992 he left Mostar for Split (Split). Since the youth coach did not consider him a prospect, his father took him to Zagreb. In 1993, he started his professional career there. After six successful seasons in Zagreb, in 1999 he signed his second professional contract, namely with Cibona. At the 2000 NBA draft he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics and then traded to the Boston Celtics. However, he never played a game for the Celtics or any other NBA team.

He was the MVP of the 1996 European championship for junior men, held in France.[1] He also participated in the 1995 world championship for junior men, and the 1997, 1999 and 2001 European championships.[2]

In July 2011 he became coach of the youth categories of KK Cibona.[3]


  1. ^ "Josip Sesar profile, European Championship for Junior Men 1996". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Josip Sesar profile, World Championship for Junior Men 1995 | FIBA.COM". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Bili i ostali najveći klub" - Josip Sesar i Damjan Rudež u Ciboni! Author: D.R., July 6, 2011.

External links

  • Official webpage
  • Official webpage of HKK Zrinjski HT
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