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Bogdan TANJEVIC (TUR)
Bogdan, Tanjevic, Turkey, head coach, FIBA European Basketball Championship
Bogdan TANJEVIC

Nationality: Bosnian / Italian
Date of birth: 13/02/1947
Place of birth: Plevlja (Montenegro)
Club Team 2005-06: -
Career: Bosna Sarajevo (Yugoslavia-YUBA, 1971-1980), Caserta (Italy-Lega, 1982-86), Trieste (Italy-Lega, 1986-94), Milan (Italy-Lega, 1994-96), Limoges (France-Pro A, 1997), Budocnost (Serbia & Montenegro-YUBA, 2000-01), ASVEL (France-Pro A, 2001-02), Virtus Bologna (Italy-Lega, 2002).
International career: Assistant coach - Yugoslavian National Team (1977-81), Head coach - Yugoslavian National Team (1981), Head coach - Italian National Team (1997-2001), Head coach - Turkish National Team (2004-06).

Bogdan "Boscia" Tanjevic started his coaching career in his beloved city of Sarajevo at only 24. Just after turning 30, he won an unexpected European crown in Grenoble, France, in 1979, putting an end to Varese's winning era (10 consecutive European Cup finals and 5 titles in the 1970s). That was the first title for a Yugoslavian club and marked the beginning of a new era for European basketball.

Tanjevic also captured two Yugoslavian league titles with Bosna Sarajevo - in 1978 and 1980. After nine seasons with Bosna, Tanjevic had a short stint as the head coach of the Yugoslavian National Team, who he led to the silver medal at EuroBasket 1981.

He then started a 16-year coaching career in Italy, a country with which he fell so much in love that he even became an Italian citizen. Boscia coached four years at Caserta, eight in Trieste and two in Milano, winning the 1996 Lega title with Olimpia Milano.

After a year in Limoges, Tanjevic took over the Italian National Team which he led to another European crown, at EuroBasket 1999.

Tanjevic returned to his native country (Montenegro) and captured a Serbia & Montenegro championship with Buducnost Podgorica in 2001.

A year later he helped ASVEL win their first French league title in 20 years. Tanjevic took the head coaching job with the Turkish National Team in 2004 but has been under heavy fire after Turkey's crushing 9th place finish at EuroBasket 2005.