Petar Aleksic – Head Coach – Fribourg (Basketball Champions League)

Date of Birth: November 2, 1968

Nationality: Serbian and Swiss

Native Language: Serbian

Fluent Languages: English and German

Intermediate Languages (Basic Knowledge): French and Russian

Degree: University Degree in Sports and Education (The University of Novi Sad)

FIBA Certified Coaching License #: 2012025659

For more than 35 years, Coach Petar Aleksic has been involved in basketball. As a player, he played basketball for 17 years in Yugoslavian I-A and I-B divisions, as well as internationally in Hungary and Switzerland. During his long professional playing career, he played for Leotar Trebinje (Bosnia), BBC Nyon (Switzerland), Union Neuchatel (Switzerland), ZTE (Hungary), FMP Zeleznik (Serbia), NAP Novi Sad (ex-Yugoslavia/Serbia), KK Zagreb (ex-Yugoslavia/Croatia), and JUG Dubrovnik (ex-Yugoslavia/Croatia). In 2004, he began his very successful coaching career, where he worked for the best clubs in ex-Yugoslavia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, he has coached the most established teams in Austria and Switzerland, as well as Swiss U20 National Team and Swiss Senior National Team. As a player and coach, he won multiple championships and cup titles.

Coach Aleksic can be described as a high integrity hard-working go-getter whose style of coaching is a combination of “old school” mentality and modern principals in regards to maximizing his players’ skills and talents, motivating them, and putting them in situations where they can be successful. Throughout his coaching career he has been the underdog, which prepared him best to win against some of the best competition in Europe. He brings a great deal of basketball knowledge, player development, in-game experience and team-management. His teams are known to be tough high-chemistry teams that  emphasize togetherness, decision-making, defense, rebounding, and proper game execution and control. Coach Aleksic is highly respected in Switzerland as well as internationally. With the Swiss National Team after beating Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Austria, Denmark, and Iceland, he advanced to play in second stage in which they beat Russia.

During last three seasons at Fribourg Olumpic, he won 3 Swiss Championships and 5 Swiss cups. Coach Aleksic earned numerous Coach of The Year honors in Switzerland. His career head coaching winning record is at 0.78. This season during Basketball Champions League Qualifiers, under his leadership Fribourg Olympic was able to beat Avtodor, Groningen, and Sakarya in order to advance to play in group phase

COACHING CAREER:

2013-2019, FRIBOURG OLYMPIC (SWISS TOP LEAGUE & BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE)

2013-2017, SWISS NATIONAL TEAM

2011-2013, BBC MONTHEY (SWISS LNA LEAGUE)

2011-2012, SWISS U20 NATIONAL TEAM

2010-2011, UNION NEUCHATEL (SWISS LNA LEAGUE)

2007-2009, ALBA BERLIN (BBL LEAGUE/EUROLEAGUE), Assistant Coach

2006-2007, UNION NEUCHATEL (SWISS LNA LEAGUE)

2005-2006, EUROTECH BASKETS FELDKIRCH (TOP AUSTRIAN LEAGUE)

2004-2005, EUROTECH BASKETS FELDKIRCH (2nd AUSTRIAN LEAGUE)

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2018-2019: Swiss League Champion, Regular Season Swiss Champion, & Swiss Cup Champion

2018-2019: Swiss League Coach of the Year

2018-2019: Qualified to Play Basketball Champions League after Beating Avtodor, Groningen, and Sakarya

2017-2018: Swiss League Champion, Regular Season Swiss Champion, Swiss Cup Champion, Swiss League Cup Winner

2017-2018: Swiss League Coach of the Year

2016-2017: Regular Season Swiss Champion & Swiss League Cup Finalist

2015-2016: Swiss League Champion, Swiss Cup Champion, Regular Season Swiss Champion, & Swiss League Cup Finalist

2015-2016: Swiss League Coach of the Year

2014-2015: Swiss League Cup Finalist & Swiss Cup Finalist

2013-2014: Swiss League Finalist

2011-2012: Swiss Cup Finalist & Swiss Coach of the Year

2010-2011: Swiss League Finalist & Swiss League Coach of the Year

2008-2009: German Cup Champion & Assistant Coach of ALBA (Top 16 Euroleague Team)

2007-2008: German BBL Champion (ALBA)

2004-2005: Austrian 2nd Division League Champion & Austrian 2nd Division Coach of the Year

BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES (2018-2019):

Road win vs. German team Telekom Baskets Bonn

Road win vs. Turkish team Sakarya

Win vs. Russian team Avtodor Saratov

Road win vs. Holland’s champs, Groningen

Win vs. Czech Republic team Opava

Overtime Loss vs. Umana Venezia