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BELGRADE - SERBIA / MAKARSKA - CROATIA
DEJAN SRZIC ''SUSLA''
Having more than 35 years of coaching experience, coaching in 6 different leagues and 8 different countries,
working as a head coach and assistant coach in over 13 teams and 11 selections of Yugoslavia - Serbia National Team.
I have worked a long side many great coaches. I am a also proud to have coached many talented players and help personally
develop many of them, which over 20 of them had a opportunity to play in NBA or were drafted by NBA team.
Head coach: ''Dejan Srzic - Susla''
(1x World Champion, 2x European Champion, 1x Balkan Champion, 3x Greek League Champion, 2x Greek Cup Champion)
12 golden medals, 8 silver, 2 bronze. Coached: Partizan, Aris, Panionios, Red Star, National Teams... Coached over 20 NBA players.
He coached and help personally develop many NBA and TOP European Players. He has coached players such as:
Drazen Petrovic (NBA - New Jersey NETS, Member of Basketball Hall of Fame, 2× Euro Champion, World Champion, 2× Euro MVP...)
Nick Galis (8× Euroleague Top Scorer, 4× Eurobasket Top Scorer, Euro Champion, Member of Basketball Hall of Fame...)
Dejan Bodiroga (2× World Champion, 3× Euro Champion, Barcelona, Real Madrid...)
Toni Kukoc (NBA – Chicago Bulls, 3× NBA Champion, 3× Euro Champion...)
And many others...
“I was the best Dejan Srzic’s pupil. Here is why. Even when I was formed as a player I listened everything what he used to tell me because I knew that every single correction can bring me one point more. I learned a lot from Dejan during 3 years in Aris and I’m very grateful. We stayed in touch with the same mission –connecting young people and basketball, what Dejan does excellent, best in Europe.“
Former Greek International player
(The best Greek player of all time. Member
of Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the
best European players of all time)
I was a member of “Stefanel” when I first shook Srzic’s hand at junior’s preparations
in Poland. He is a very successful coach, especially when working with younger categories. Numerous medals are also his credits. Full of great energy and knowledge, Dejan is always there to mark the talents.“
Former Serbian International player
(Two time's the MVP of Euroleague, MVP of World Championship in 1998. Played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Panathinaikos)
“When I was 30 years old I still had to learn a lot from Dejan, an excellent teacher. I always listen to Dejan’s suggestions.
Although I already had 30 years, Susla insisted that we work on fundamentals, especially on shot fake, penetration and passing. After that, I played the best 7 years of my career and significantly improved my technique. Coach Dejan Srzic -Susla is in my opinion, the best coach for individual development of young players in this areas. ”
(Former player now a coach. Coached Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Paok, Slovenia National Team, Cibona)
“Coach Susla is a representative of the Yugoslavian
basketball school, Individual development of young players
is his speciality, that is where coach Susla is a master.
His working methodology is specific in the sense that he evaluates the player and selects specific area of technic he needs to improve, before he starts developing him. Susla has coached my sons Mitja and Aleksej Nikolić, three months working with them on shooting technique is something that two of them have never forgotten, methodology, correction and repetition are his secrets. Coach Susla definitely helped them reach the next level and for that we are grateful.
I would recommend Hoop Talents Basketball Academy and coach Susla to every young player, as his method of work
and his experience will for sure help them become better players.“ - father David Nikolic
Fortitudo Bologna - Italy
Slovenia National Team
Brose Bamberg - Germany
Slovenia National Team
“Coach Susla is one of the few coaches who is ready to accept challenges and does not give up on a child regardless of their quality, talents and age. When my son Kenan was in a dilemma to continue playing basketball, coach Susla took him and started coaching him. When he came to coach Susla, Kenan was an average kid with a basketball talent. When he finished with coach Susla, Kenan had a clear position and goal in life. To be a professional basketball player. From the average basketball player with an episodic role, he became one of the best shooters of the American High School basketball and won countless titles in both Bosnia and America. I recommend coach Susla to both players and parents because he is a superb coach and a pedagogue.“ - father Haris Coloman
Grace Baptist Academy - USA
Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team
Hoop Talents is also for players who are interested in playing basketball at High School, Universities in US, as well as in clubs
and academies across Europe as we offer most talented players placement and scholarship opportunities worldwide.
We have helped over hundred of talented players receive scholarship opportunities in High School and Universities across US.
At Hoop Talents Basketball Camps players will get the chance to showcase their level of basketball talent.
Some of the players that were part of Hoop Talents programs.