Dejan Tomašević

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Dejan Tomašević
Dejan Tomašević.jpg
KSS vice-president Tomašević promoting a youth sports participation campaign in January 2014.
Personal information
Born (1973-05-06) 6 May 1973 (age 46)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight114 kg (251 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1995 / Undrafted
Playing career1990–2009
PositionCenter
Number14, 15, 18
Career history
1990–1995Crvena zvezda
1995–1999Partizan
1999–2001Budućnost Podgorica
2001–2002TAU Cerámica
2002–2005Pamesa Valencia
2005–2008Panathinaikos
2008–2009PAOK
Career highlights and awards

Dejan Tomašević (Serbian: Дејан Томашевић; born 6 May 1973) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player. He currently serves as the general secretary of the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

An All-EuroLeague Team selection on two occasions, he played with Borac Čačak, Crvena zvezda, Partizan, Budućnost Podgorica, TAU Cerámica, Pamesa Valencia, Panathinaikos, and PAOK, which he joined in September 2008.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tomašević started his career in 1990 with Crvena zvezda,[2] where he stayed for 5 years, winning 2 Yugoslavian League championship titles. His next teams were Partizan (1995–99), where he won 2 Yugoslavian League championships and one Yugoslavian Cup title, and Budućnost Podgorica (1999–01), where he won 2 more Yugoslavian League championships and one Yugoslavian Cup trophy. The big transfer abroad for his career was realized when he signed with TAU Cerámica, where he played the 2001–02 season, where he won the Spanish ACB League and the Spanish King's Cup in 2002. He then transferred to Pamesa Valencia, where he won the ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup) in 2003, and finally on to Panathinaikos, where he won 3 Greek League championships and 3 Greek Cups, in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, and the Triple Crown in 2007. In September 2008, he signed a one-year contract with PAOK.

He was voted the EuroLeague Regular Season MVP of the EuroLeague 2000–01 season, and he made the All-EuroLeague First Team that same year, as well as the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague 2001–02 season. He was also the MVP of the Yugoslavian League in 1998. He was also named the ULEB Cup Finals MVP of the 2002–03 season.

National team career[edit]

Tomašević was a member of the Yugoslavia national team (representing FR Yugoslavia) that won the gold medal at EuroBasket 1995 in Athens, Greece. Over three tournament games, he averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.[3] He was the Olympic team member that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Over six tournament games, he averaged 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.[4] Tomašević won the back-to-back gold medal at EuroBasket 1997 in Spain. Over eight tournament games, he averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.[5] He was a member of the Yugoslavia team that won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Greece. Over eight tournament games, he averaged 6.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.[6]

Tomašević won the bronze medal at EuroBasket 1999 in France. Over nine tournament games, he averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and one assist per game.[7] Tomašević played at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game over seven tournament games.[8] He was a member of the Yugoslavia team that won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2001 in Turkey. It was his third EuroBasket gold medal. Over six tournament games, he averaged 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.[9] Tomašević won the back-to-back gold medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Over nine tournament games, he averaged 6.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.[10]

As a member of the Serbia and Montenegro national team, Tomašević played at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he averaged 7.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game over five tournament games.[11] He was ranked second overall in rebounds per game, behind Yao Ming.

Post-playing career[edit]

Basketball Federation of Serbia (2011–present)[edit]

In April 2011, Tomašević became the vice-president of the Basketball Federation of Serbia in charge for competitions.[12] In October 2015, Tomašević was appointed as an acting Secretary General for the Basketball Federation of Serbia.[13] In February 2016, he became Secretary General of the Federation. In March 2019, the Federation put forward a nomination of Tomašević for the president of the FIBA Europe.[14] On May 25, Tomašević lost the 2019 FIBA Europe Presidential elections from Turgay Demirel, who was re-elected.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Συμφωνία ΠΑΟΚ - Dejan Tomasevic (06/09/2008).
  2. ^ contra.gr (2019-05-10). "Για τον Ντέγιαν Τομάσεβιτς οι Γιαννακόπουλοι ήταν οι τελευταίοι των Μοϊκανών". contra.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  3. ^ "1995 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Yugoslavia 1996 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ "1997 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ "1998 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ "1999 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ "2000 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  9. ^ "2001 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  10. ^ "2002 Yugoslavia #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  11. ^ "2004 Serbia & Montenegro #14 - Dejan Tomasevic". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Dogovor s Evroligom jedan od prioriteta". politika.rs. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Dejan Tomašević imenovan za v.d. generalnog sekretara KSS". rs.n1info.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Dejan Tomašević kandidat za predsednika FIBA Evropa". b92.net. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  15. ^ "TOMAŠEVIĆ IZGUBIO IZBORE: Demirel ostaje na čelu FIBA Evropa". novosti.rs. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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