• Professional Basketball Coach

    Professional Basketball Coach

Dejan Ilic

Strategic Basketball Visionary

Dejan Ilic is a strategic visionary in basketball coaching, with over 25 years of immersive experience as both a dedicated player and an accomplished coach. His extensive journey in basketball includes intensive study under renowned basketball mentors with diverse backgrounds. Coach Ilic is the esteemed author of the comprehensive book, “Transition Offense Against Any Defense,” a testament to his commitment to advancing coaching excellence. 

  • Former Player

    Former Player

Player's Mindset, Coach's Vision

An accomplished former basketball player, Coach Ilic possesses a deep understanding of the game and a remarkable ability to connect with players. His impressive journey includes representing various Serbian basketball and 3×3 teams, achieving notable milestones. With a relentless pursuit of success, Dejan Ilic emerged victorious in over 10 Serbian and International 3×3 tournaments, claimed the second spot in the Serbian national finals, and proudly represented the Serbian national team in the USA Red Bull 3×3 World Finals on two separate occasions. This wealth of experience equips him with valuable insights into the player’s perspective, fostering a profound understanding that drives his coaching approach.

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  • Strategic Brilliance

    Strategic Brilliance

Tactical Expertise and Inspiring Leadership

Coach Ilic’s coaching journey is adorned with remarkable achievements, including leading BC Veba Basket from Belgrade, Serbia to the Regional League championship in the 2021/2022 season. Renowned for his strategic brilliance and meticulous approach, he is a respected tactician and professional scout in the basketball industry. Coach Ilic’s ability to ignite a fire within players is unrivaled, as he infuses them with his infectious passion for the game. His unwavering dedication to unlocking the full potential of individuals both on and off the court is a testament to his commitment to guiding them towards unparalleled success.

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Coaching Experience

2008-2013: U12 assistant coach at various youth teams.

2013-2016: U18 assistant coach at BC Zitko Basket.

2016/2017: U18 assistant coach and head scout at BC Red Star Belgrade (First National U18 League).

2017/2018: Assistant coach and head scout at BC Mladost Zemun in the First Serbian Basketball League (Seniors).

2018/2019: Head of player development and scout for the U16 team at BC Vizura.

2019: U16 head coach and Basketball Academy head coordinator at BC Vizura (First National U16 League).

Early 2020 (before COVID-19 pandemic): U16 head coach at BC Zitko Basket.

2020/2021: Individual basketball practices and youth player development.

2021/2022: Head coach at BC Veba Basket in the Second Regional League (Finished 1st place, League Champions).

2022/2023: Assistant coach and head scout at BC Slodes Belgrade in the 2nd Serbian Basketball League (Seniors). Qualified for the playoffs with the youngest team in the league (average age 19.9).

See us in Action

We have collaborated for years, achieving remarkable success in coaching. Despite our youth, our coaching journey is marked by notable accomplishments that showcase our dedication and expertise in basketball.

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