FECC Mentor: Svetislav Pesic

Svetislav Pesic, head coach Europe
  • Only Coach to win European and World Championship Titles in all FIBA Competitions
  • Only Coach to win a European Championship with two different countries (Germany - 1993 and Yugoslavia - 2001)
  • World Champion with Yugoslavia - 2002
  • Winner of the Triple with FC Barcelona - 2003
  • Only active Coach to win the EuroLeague as Player and Coach
  • Coach of the Year in Europe (2003)
  • Mutual National Champion and Cup winner in different countries Yugoslavia, Germany, Spain
  • Korac CUP Winner with Alba Berlin - 1995
  • EURO CUP Winner with Akasvayu Girona - 2007

The Lecturers

Janez Drvaric

Head Coach Ufficiale Pordenone, Italy

Coaching in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia

Winner of European Cup of Cups Winners 1987 with Cibona Zagreb
Yugoslavia senior men
- Mediterian Games 1983 (1st)

Slovenia senior men

Yugoslavia cadets
- EC‘s 1987 (1st), 1989 (2nd), 1975 (3rd)

Assistant Coach Yugoslavia senior men
- Olympic Games 1984 (3rd), 1988 (2nd),
EC 1989 (1st)

1996 to 2003 Technical Director of Slovenian NT's, the President of the Council of Experts, member of the Board of Slovenian Basketball Federation

Since 2005 Sports Director of Olimpija Ljubljana Youth Teams


Pablo Laso

Head Coach Real Madrid (ACB, SPain & Euroleague)

Head Coach Lagun Aro Guipuzcoa BC (ACB) 2007-2011

Head Coach Alerta Cantabria Lobos (LEB) - 2005 - 2007

Head Coach Pamesa Castellon (LEB2) - 2004-2005 

National Team Player Spain
- More than 100 games

Alejandro Garcia Reneses

1985 -2002 FC Barcelona

Also DKV Joventut Badalona, Unicaja Malaga, Cajasol Sevilla

ACB Champion - 1987-90, 2001

Spanish Cup Winner - 1987, 88, 94, 2001, 08

Eurocup Winner - 1986, 90

Korac Cup Winner - 1987, 99

Euroleague Final Four - 2000

EuroCup Champion - 2006

ULEB Cup Winner - 2008

Head Coach: Spanish National Team - Olympic Games, Beijing - 2008 - Silver Medal

Kostas Missas
Head Coach NT Greece women and U20 NT men
- Director of the coaching department in the Greek Basketball Federation
- Professor of Physical Education, University of Athens
- Coached in Greek leagues from 1993 - 2006
Lucien Legrand

Director of Basketball at the »National Institute of Sport and Physical Education in Paris»

Head coach France Cadet teams - since 1989
- 1st place U16 EC - 1995

Assistant Coach France Senior Men - 1989 - 1993

Nihat Izic
Assistant Coach Turkey Senior Men 
- 2nd place WC - 2010 
Head Coach Turkey U20 Men
- 2nd place U20 EC - 2006

- 2nd place U18 EC - 2004
- 2nd place U18 EC - 1994
- 1st  place U16 EC - 1995

Head Coach Tofas Bursa (TBL/ 1st division Turkey) 

Henrik Dettmann

Head Coach Finland Senior Men

Former Head Coach Germany Senior Men - 1997 -2003

3rd place World Championships - 2002

4th place European Championships - 2001

EURO CUP Winner with MBC, Germany - 2004

Coach of the year (all sports) in Finland - 2002

Basketball Coach of the year in Germany - 2002

Gordon Herbert

Head Coach Alba Berlin (BBL, Germany) 

Head Coach Frankfurt Skyliners (BBL, Germany) 2010/11

Assistant Coach Toronto Raptors 2008/09

Head Coach:
- Aris TT Bank (Top 16 - Euroleague 2008)
- Pau Orthez (Top 16 - Euroleague 2007)
- Opel Skyliners (German Champion 2004)
- Georgian National Team (2005)
- Head Coach Finnish Junior National Team (1995 - 1997)

Assistant Coach Canada Senior Men
- World Championships 2002

Dr. Rutenis Paulauskas

Since 2010: Head Coach Sakalai Vilnius (LKL/ 1st division Lithuania) 

2007-10: TEO Vilnius (EuroLeague Women) 

2008/09: Head Coach Women National Team Lithuania

2007: Head Coach U19 Men National Team Lithuania World Championships in Serbia

2006: Head Coach U18 Men National Team Lithuania 2nd place at the EC U18 men in Greece

2004: Head Coach U16 Men National Team Lithuania 4th place at the U16 EC men in Greece

Since 1996 : Coach of different clubs (Dynamo Moscow Region, "Lietuvos Rytas" Vilnius, CSKA Moscow)

Since 1995: Doctor of Biomedicine science - Sport Physiology

External Experts

Aysim Altay (Human Behavioral Consultant & Trainer)

Education: NLP, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sedona Method, Hemispheric Kinesiology, Time Line Therapy, Persuasion Engineering, Milton Erickson Hypnosis, Design Human Engineering, Remote Viewing, Expressive Art Therapy, Mental Imagery, Sophrology

Worked with: Turkish Basketball and Soccer Federation, Fenerbahce Basketball Team Players, Ski National Racing Team, Toyota, Turkcell, Nokia, Bosch, Braun, CPG Ericsson, Fiat, Mercedes, Garanti Bank, H&M, IKEA, NOC Turkey, Turkish Navy, ...

Dr. Sasa Jakovljevic

Since 2002 Associate professor
- Subject «Technology of Sports Training» at University of Belgrade Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

Assistant and conditioning Coach 1992- 2009
- Clubs: EWE Baskets Oldenburg (2010), WBC "Vojvodina" Novi Sad, WBC "Hemofarm" Vrsac, BC "Lavovi 063" Belgrade, BC "Igokea" Aleksandrovac, BC "Lukoil" Sofia
- NTs: Yugoslavia women (1999), U20 Yugoslavia men (2002), S&M women (2003), U18 Serbia men (2006)

Prof. Nenad Trunic
Prof. Nenad Trunic

2006 - Ph. D. for Management of basketball training technology

2010 - Head Coach U17 men Serbia, 5th pl. at WC U17 in Hamburg 

2008/09 - Head Coach U16 men Serbia, 3rd pl. at EC U16 in Kaunas

Since 2008 - Chief of Technical Staff of Serbian U18 NT

Responsible for training planning procedure and strength & conditioning coach

Since 2008 - Member of Experts Committee of Serbian Basketball Federation

Since 2004 - Manager of Sports Coaches Study Group and professor on the College of Sports and Health, Belgrade
FIBA Europe Coaching Lecturer

Dr. Johannes Scherr (Nutrition & Anti-Doping Expert)
Dr. Johannes Scherr

May 2005 until July 2012: Physician of the German National team for Alpine Skiing of the German Ski Federation (DSV) (women and men)

February 2010: Physician of the National Olympic Committee for Germany, responsible for the medical care of the National team for Alpine Skiing in Vancouver 2010

2009, 2011 & 2013: Physician of the German Ski Federation (DSV), responsible for the medical care of the National team during World Championships

2012: Qualification "Specialist for nutritional medicine"

Brian Biagioli (S&C Expert)

Brian Biagioli
Since 2010 - Graduate Program Director - Strength and Conditioning at the Dept. of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences University of Miami, USA

Since 2000 - Executive Director for Certification of the National Council on Strength & Fitness Board Coral

Committees Credentials and Honors

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Since 1993
  • Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach - Since 1995
  • 2013 - Board Member - Commission on Accreditation for Exercise Science
  • 2013 - Executive Committee - Coalition on Registration for Exercise Professionals
  • 2013 - Executive Committee - National Coalition for the Promotion of Physical Activity
  • 2013 - Committee Member - National Standards (TAG 1) - National Commission for Certifying Agencies
  • 2013 - Committee Member - European Health Fitness Association Standards Council
Dr. Duncan French (Strength & conditioning expert)

Strength and Conditioning Coach
- English Institute of Sport

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
- Great Britain Performance Basketball
- National Programmes - Senior Men and Women

Rob Meurs (†)

passed away on April 10 2010

1991-2010: Court Vision - Players Scouting Service

1989 - 2008: NBA Players Scout (New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors)

2003-2010: Adidas Global Marketing

Consultant and scout for all basketball youth and professional selecting of players for the Adidas Nations Project

Coached several teams in Europe and abroad

1980-90: Military School for Physical Education

Head of the Development Section of Curriculum's and courses. Developing a system of didactical coaching for young physical trainers and the introduction of this in the Army

1985-1994: Teacher and examiner for the Dutch Basketball Federation