I was born and grew up in the beautiful country who unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore Yugoslavia! Sport was my obsession since i remember. Was a multi talented for a most of sports from the earliest days and all my childhood spent jumping from the practice to the practice, from the one to another sport.
At the age of 13, had to decide for a one, because it came to the point where wasn’t possible to be on the same time in different places.
Have to admit that it wasn’t easy choice. I had great positions and was a future prospect for each of those sports. After a lot of thinking, basketball became my destiny because of several reasons. In that time, the highest educate sportsman were basketball players.
Despite the fact that our country was one of 3 top basketball countries in the world, still of all the high class players had university diploma, they were high class gentlemen. Also, basketball became choice because that’s very interesting game, giving opportunities to create, have combination of power, intelligence, speed.. So with my age of 13, started seriously to play that beautiful game.
I knew that i will be coach one day since i stared to play on serious level. Always had a lot of ideas, as a point guard, loved improvisation, “joke” during the game. But, the biggest influence on building my love to the most beautiful game were amazing players and coaches i had luck to meet on my way. They were real examples how to beehive on and off the court. How to training, how to eat and rest. They were my idols and their influence on my growing as a person is not less than i had in my home from my parents. That lessons i remember and trying now when i am coach to teach my players.