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Damir Karan
Damir Karan
Basketball • Coach • Serbian
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Damir Karan
Adress: Zrenjanin, str. Vladimira Rolovica 2/b
Phone: +381652505974

Date of birth: 25th May 1974
Place of birth: Zitiste, Republic of Serbia
Citizen: Serbian
Marital status: Married


    Started playing basketball in Basketball Club "Plastika" (now B.C. "sveti Djordje") in 1998, in Zitiste. Also played and coached in B.C. "Proleter" in Zrenjanin in 2000. In 1992, with junior team B.C. "Proleter" was on final tournament in State Championship and won 4th place.

    From 2000 started coaching in hometown Zitiste. In season 2000-2001 coached senior team B.C. "Sveti Djordje" in regional legue  Zrenjanin-Kikinda and won 13 games and had 1 defeat. Team won the first place and made its way to second Serbian league with the score of 11 won games and 15 defeat games. In the next two seasons coached younger selection in the same club. in season 2004-2005 coached again men's senior league B.C. "Sveti Djordje" which makes the best result in the history of this club (4th place in the second Serbian league with 16 won games and 10 defeated games). After that became coordinator of every young selection in that club (U12, U14, U16 and youth team).

    Season 2005-2006 worked in B.C. "Crvena Zvezda" ("Red Star" Belgrade) senior team as an assistent coach and coached cadet team (U16). Cadet team captured Championship of Serbia and Montenegro. Senior team played semi-final of play-off at Serbian and Montenegrin Championship.

    Season 2006-2007 worked in B.C. "Crvena Zvezda" ("Red Star" - Belgrade - first team as an assistent coach of a head-coach in senior team Basketball Club Red 
"star" (head-coach was Zoran Visic; he coached Russian team Jekatarinburg in season 2002-2003 when his team captured the European Championship)). Team played the final of play-off at Serbian Championship.   

   Season 2007-2008 worked in "Crvena Zvezda" ("Red Star" - Belgrade) club senior team as an assistant coach. Worked as first assistant of head-coach in senior team Basketball club "Red Star". Team played in final of Serbian Cup and final of play-off at Serbian Championship.

    In mid-season 2011-2012 became head coach of senior women's team "Proleter" - Zrenjanin. From the last position 9with 3 wins - 12 losses score) made a result of 8 wins and 7 losses and saved his team from relegation from Serbian Superleague.

    Since the season 2014-2015, have worked as assistent coach and coordinator of younger selections in the Basketball Club "Proleter" (in the season 2016-2017, we won third place in 1-b serbian league). 
   Currently ( season 2017-2018 ) is working in WBC „Beocin“ which is a member of 1st Serbian league where the team won 5th place.  Also is working as coach for Serbian National Team (province Vojvodina) for kids born in 2000-2003.

    In summer 2009 worked as coach assistent (first assistent) in national team of Serbia (U-20), which was on Mediterian Games in Pescara (Italy), and on European Championship (U-20), in Gdynia (Poland). This Serbian selection won 2nd place in Mediterian games and got silver medal, and in European Championship was in the 7th place.

    In summer 2011 was an assistant coach of Serbian national team U-20, with whom had won 4th place in european Championship (U-20) in Novi Sad (Serbia).

    Participated as instructor in few international basketball camps (YUBAC, SELECTA, KASTA), in Serbia. Few times practiced in biggest Serbian clubs like "Crvena Zvezda", "FMP" and "Vojvodina" with very well known coaches. 

-In current career worked as:

-A head-coach; good in working with younger players; an assistance -coach (specialized for offence and individual training with tall players-position power forward and centre); an assistance-coach (scauting and monitoring of opposing teams).
    Since 2001 - member of Basketball Trainers Society, and since 2006 has a red trainers licence. Since 2009 has FIBA internacional trainers licence.
    The players he coached and had an impact on their development: Sonja Petrovic, Zoran Erceg, Aleksandar Rasic, Ana Jokovic etc.
worked with the best coaches from Serbia: dusko Vujosevic, Zoran Visic, Ernest Radjen, Nedeljko Lazic, Ranko Zeravica etc.


-Diligent and very responsible with knowledge of basketball
-Patient and communicative, well-organized individual operator as well as objective team-worker
-Eager to gain further knowledge
-can easily assimilate to new professional environment  


-Finished Basketball academy in Belgrade. Graduated on the thesis "Motive Acquirements in Sport" from class Sport Psychology with grade 10.

Since 2001 - member of Basketball Trainers Society 
Since 2006 has a Red trainers licence – Serbia (number 2060)
Since 2009 has FIBA International trainers licence - WABC  (number 2010022760) 
 -Secondary school of Economics, Zrenjanin (1989-1993) 

-Computer literacy
Good photographer and typist 

Serbian, native language
English, fluent

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