Four seasons in Malaga
“Boza” left Unicaja in the summer of 2003, although in reality he has never completely left Malaga or the Costa del Sol. At his house in Marbella he likes to spend the little free time he has, especially since he was elected president of the Serbian Olympic Committee, in 2017.
This coming Thursday the 19th, the historic Serbian coach will receive great recognition in Seville and that is Bozidar Maljkovic is one of the members of the third promotion of the Spanish Basketball Hall of Fame, an initiative that was born in 2019 with the joint collaboration of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and the AS newspaper. The entrance gala will be held at the Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville.
The new promotion is made up of 16 personalities from the world of basketball distributed in seven different categories: there are five former players (Pau Gasol, Laia Palau, Felipe Reyes, Wonny Geuer and Fernando Romay), a referee (Vicente Sanchís), two entities (the ACB and the Gigantes del Basket magazine), two in memoriam (Pilar Valero and Ángel Sancha), four international recognitions (Dirk Nowitzki, Luis Scola, Natalia Zassoulskaya and Predga Danilovic) and two coaches (Pepu Hernández and the aforementioned Bozidar Maljkovic).
Born in Otacec 71 years ago, “Boza” is one of the most successful coaches in continental basketball. He won four European Cups, two with Jugoplastika (1989 and 1990), one with Limoges (1993) and the last with Panathinaikos (1996).. In Spain he also coached Barça (1990-92), Real Madrid (2004-06) and Baskonia (2007). He was also coach of Slovenia between 2010 and 2013 before becoming the highest representative of his country’s Olympic sport. This Thursday, in Seville, he will enter the Hall of Fame and with him a part of Unicaja’s most glorious history.