Emir Mutapčić

Emir Mutapčić
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Personal
    • Joined FCBB in: 2013
    • Position: Assistant Coach
    • Honors as a player: Bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics and World Cup bronze in 1986 with Yugoslavia, European Cup winner with Bosna Sarajevo (1979)
    • Honors as a coach: 3 x German champion as Alba Berlin head coach (2001-2003), 2 x German champion with FC Bayern Basketball (2014 and 2018), cup winner (2018)
  • There are few things in Basketball that Emir Mutapcic, nicknamed ‘Muki’ has not experienced firsthand. His active playing career as Small Forward between 1979 and 1998 was littered with successes, such as the Bronze medal with Yugoslavia at the 1984 Olympics. Muki also carried the Olympic flame for the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. 

     

    Muki was renowned for his defensive abilities as a player and used his experiences to kick-start his coaching career in Germany, at TuS Lichtfelde. After achieving promotion into the first division, Muki won three consecutive German championships with Alba Berlin between 2001 and 2003.

     

    The 59-year-old also has a long successful career as a national team coach behind him. As well as his two spells as Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach (1997 and 2007), he took charge of the Germany U20s team between 2005 and 2008 and led them back into the Division A. In 2015, he also took the Germany senior team to the EuroBasket tournament, stepping in as short-term head coach for the qualifying campaign.

     

    Muki shares a special friendship with former FCBB head coach Svetislav Pesic. The pair played together at Bosna Sarajevo and in 2013, they joined Bayern in coaching roles. Since then, Muki has been an integral part of the coaching team.