Tag Archives: Vlada Stanković

Košarka u kutiji za violinu (sećanje: Slobodan-Piva Ivković 1937-1995)

Ovaj tekst objavljen je u oktobarskom broju časopisa “Trener”, čijoj redakciji se zahvaljujemo.

Slobodan-Piva Ivković je bio trener. Košarkaški i sa velikim „T“. Mogao je da bude mnogo toga, umetničku žicu povukao je iz porodice intelektualaca iz koje je potekao i u kojoj je odrastao. Od oca doktora pravnih nauka i majke prosvetnog radnika, pesnikinje, mogao je da čuje samo lepu reč, da shvati značaj knjige, umetnosti, opšteg obrazovanja. Bio je talentovan za muziku i slikarstvo, koliko znam jedna od njegovih ćerki nasledila je očev talenat i studirala slikarstvo u Italiji, ali on je odabrao drugu vrstu umetnosti-košarku.

Zašto i kako košarka

[čitaj još...]

Žeton za ulazak u “Koš”

Vest da je posle više od 20 godina obnovljen magazin “Koš”, makar i u elektronskoj verziji, vratila me je u sećanja na pionirske početke stvaranja jedne neprevazidjene novine, na period života kada mi je košarka u svim njenim oblicima bila najbitnija i uopšte na bezbrižne dane pikanja na Novom Beogradu.

S obzirom da nedovoljno talentovani košarkaši uglavnom završe kao sudije ili treneri, činjenicu da sam se na kraju svoje, relativno skromne, košarkaške karijere obreo među novinarima, mogu da zahvalim prevashodno majci, nastavnici srpskog jezika, svom dobrom poznavanju stranih jezika (pre “Koša” sam sa italijanskog prevodio “Mikijev almanah”

[čitaj još...]

Hezonjina „kraća noga“

Bogdan-Boša Tanjević , osim što je odličan trener, je i načitan, duhovit čovek. Mnoge njegove izjave su na nivou najboljih sentenci, puno mudrosti u malo reči. Jedna, meni omiljena, glasi:

– Talenat je kao kraća noga…

Kad ga sagovornik zbunjeno pogleda, sledi objašnjenje:

– Vidi se na prvi pogled…

Možda je pomalo grubo, ali je nepogrešivo tačno. Bojim se da je sve manje igrača sa „kraćom nogom“, dakle talenata koji se odmah porepoznaju, ali ipak ih, na sreću, još uvek ima. Jedan od njih je Mario Hezonja, hrvatski reprezentativac u redovima Barselone, igrač kome se na predstojećem draftu predvi]a visoko mesto u prvom krugu. Juče je u prvoj finalnoj

[čitaj još...]

Kresimir Cosic, a player ahead of his time

Ovaj tekst postavljamo 24. maja 2015. na dan kad obeležavamo 20 godina od prerane smrti legendarnog Kreše Ćosića

This week, on November 26, he would have turned 63. However he has not been in this world for more than 16 years now. When he died on May 25, 1995, in Baltimore, USA, he was only 47, but with a past, both sporting and human, which only exceptional men can have whether they live long or short lives. And Kresimir Cosic, the player I will write about today, was a sensational player, one of those who changed the history of our sport. For the young ones who were not fortunate enough to see Cosic on the court (even if they can find a few games or plays of his on the

[čitaj još...]

Vlade Divac, an icon without a ring

Vladimir Stankovic at 2012 London Olympic Games

Just seeing his number of titles or medals in the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships, there is no doubt that Vlade Divac, who was born on February 3, 1968 in Prijepolje, Serbia, is one of the most-crowned players in basketball. What’s more, he had a great NBA career. But despite his 20 years in basketball’s elite, he is missing something: an NBA title, although that’s something that almost happened for him, too. In the 2001-02 season, his Sacramento Kings were NBA’s team of the moment, with a style of play that was joyful, fun and attractive. In that season’s Western Conference finals, they were tied 3-3 with the Los Angeles Lakers

[čitaj još...]

The last “autobasket”

Vladimir Stankovic

Nearly half a century ago this week, on January 18, 1962, a game between host Ignis Varese and Real Madrid entered the history books because of a decision by visiting head coach Pedro Ferrandiz. For some, it was an unsportsmanlike decision, for others a totally legal possibility because it didn’t violate any rule of the game at the time. Everyone admitted that there was something not too close to fair play, but at the same time recognized the genius of the Spanish coach’s move. Older readers will know the story, I am sure, but if you are young, it might be your first time hearing about the most famous own-basket ever.

The draw for the eighthfinals of the Eurocup that

[čitaj još...]

The Obradovic secrets

Ovaj tekst je objavljen na sajtu Evrolige 16.maja 2011.
Poruka glasi: Željko Obradović radi sve isto što i drugi treneri. Samo bolje.
Fener mu je 6. tim na F4, ima 8 titula i 11 Final Four turnira, izgubio je 3:1996 sa Realom, 1998. sa Benettonom i 2005. sa Panathinaikosom. Sa svim timovima koje je trenirao bio je na F4, samo nije slavio sa Benettonom 1998. u Barseloni.

Vladimir Stankovic Veteran sportswriter and Euroleague.net collaborator Vladimir Stankovic has been following the best basketball on the continent longer than almost anyone journalist, writing for decades about the sport in major publications in both Serbia and Spain. For the new 2010-11 season, he offers a blog that honors

[čitaj još...]