Ljubodrag Duci Simonović, najbolji jugoslovenski košarkaš: O svemu i svačemu, samo ne o Upravo u tom periodu, godišnji Duci je dao sledeći intervju. Ljubodrag Simonovic. Full Name: Ljubodrag Simonovic. Height: ( cm) Weight: lbs (84 kg). Born: January 10, (Age: d) in Kraljevo, Serbia. I guess that, for many basketball lovers, the name of Ljubodrag Simonovic aka Duci (prononced Dutsi) does not mean a lot. However, those.
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Crvena zvezda —69 Yugoslav Basketball League Champions. Yugoslavia squad — Mediterranean Games — Gold medal.
Social and political philosophy. He was a real talent but he also worked a lot to reach that high level.
Istorija: Duci Simonović, buntovnik s razlogom – KOS magazin
From tohe played for 1. Back home, he kept playing for Crvena Zvezda, but he was never back to the national team. The directors, fearing a severe fine, intervened to avoid the fleeing of the players and all changed their decision. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Crvena zvezda —71 Yugoslav Basketball Cup champions. Cliques were being formed within the squad and things eventually boiled over on 10 January in Tel Aviv during the away contest versus Maccabi, the first game of the quarterfinals group stage.
The same group that had failed at the Helsinki EuroBasket. I remember one of his best performances against Partizan, in which he scored 59 points! The team’s victory over Italy85—78, at the beginning of the tournament improved their expectations, but in the second round, the Yugoslav team was defeated by Puerto Ricoby a score of 79— Even though he was playing elite basketball, he passed his university tests with good grades.
As a ljubdrag at the University of BelgradeDuci took part in the student protests. Yugoslavia squad — Summer Olympics — 5th place. Yugoslavia squad — EuroBasket — Silver medal. As it would have it, the Puerto Rico players were positive in a doping test.
For some years now he has been doing a little better because, as a ljubodrav champion, he has a national pension. He lives in Belgrade, with his dog, and writes books. Jurisprudence Philosophy and economics Philosophy of education Philosophy of history Philosophy of love Philosophy of sex Philosophy of social science Political ethics Social epistemology.
Notify me of new posts by email. He got a degree in law at 23 years old but later he even added a PhD in philosophy. All together, he won 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals. Retrieved 18 September He reappeared many years later as a great rebel against deceit, irregularities and everything false in professional sports.
Yugoslavia, who had been runner-up in the previous edition, finished up in ninth place. Then,that samethe Munich Olympics arrived and that was the beginning of the end of his brilliant career. Duci Simonovic took his bag and walked out of the Olympic Dimonovic. Retrieved 24 January But Zeravica knew that he had a lot of potential in a team that just needed some time.
University of Belgrade LL. He stays away from basketball and from time to time he appears on some TV show defending his ideas to the latest consequences. Ranko Zeravica, the coach of the Yugoslav national team, had a golden generation in his hands: Those interested about the life and ideas of Ljubodrag Duci Simonovic can find a lot of articles, forums somonovic interesting things on the Internet.
A new silver medal was the least that was expected from the World champions. Someone luubodrag of appearing in this series dedicated to the basketball myths of the ljubldrag. That same year, Zeravic, who had also been promoted to coach of the absolute simpnovic team, took a young team to the Helsinki EuroBasket: He dedicated himself to fighting double morals, doping, ruthless commercialization of sports and basically everything he considered wrong. The Yugoslav national team arrived to Munich, for the Summer Olympicsas the reigning world champions from Ljubljanaand still hoping to win one of the medals, though the team was quite changed.
His numbers with the plavi jersey got stuck at games 90 wins and 1, points. All the seven young ones had an important role as Yugoslavia won its first gold medal in a big competition. Zvezda won 75—50 thus claiming its second title in three years. It could be argued that he was the first anti-globalist in sports. Since then, and for many years, he kind of disappeared.
This is his story.