Josip Sesar
PositionHead coach
LeagueABA League
Croatian League
Personal information
Born (1978-01-17) 17 January 1978 (age 43)
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1993–2008
PositionShooting guard
Career history
As player:
2002–2003Split CO
2005Široki Hercegtisak
2008–2009Zrinjski Mostar
As coach:
2011–2013Cibona (youth)
2018–2019Croatia (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Josip Sesar (born 17 January 1978) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for Gorica of the ABA League and the Croatian League.

Playing career

Sesar started training basketball when he was ten. He was 182 cm tall at the time. In 1992 he left Zrinjski Mostar for Split. Since the youth coach did not consider him a prospect, his father took him to Zagreb. In 1993, he started his professional career there. After six successful seasons with Zagreb, in 1999, Sesar signed his second professional contract, namely with Cibona. At the 2000 NBA Draft he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics and then traded to the Boston Celtics. However, he never played a game for the Celtics or any other NBA team.

National team career

Sesar was the MVP of the 1996 European Championship for junior men, held in France.[1] He also participated in the 1995 World Championship for junior men, and the 1997, 1999 and 2001 European Championships.[2]

Coaching career

In July 2011, Sesar became a coach for the youth selections of KK Cibona.[3]


  1. ^ "Josip Sesar profile, European Championship for Junior Men 1996". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Josip Sesar profile, World Championship for Junior Men 1995 | FIBA.COM". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Bili i ostali najveći klub" - Josip Sesar i Damjan Rudež u Ciboni! Author: D.R., July 6, 2011.