A REKORD-BREAKING PLAYER AND COACH
Aleksandar Đorđević is one of the three basketball figures who made it to the Olympic finals both as players and coaches. He has won two silver medals: as a player in Atlanta in 1996, and as a coach on Rio de Janeiro in 2016. This score is equalled by Petar Skansi (with the Yugoslav team in 1968 and the Croatian team in 1992) and Željko Obradović (with the Yugoslav team in 1988 and 1996).
Aleksandar Đorđević is one of the three basketball figures who made it to the World Championship finals both as players and coaches. He won a gold medal in Athens in 1998 and a silver medal in Madrid in 2014. Željko Obradović is the only one with both gold medals (Buenos Aires 1990, Athens 1998), whereas Sergej Belov has accomplished the same as Đorđević, gold as a player (Montevideo 1967, San Huan 1974) and silver in the capacity of coach. (Athens 1998).
Aleksandar Đorđević is one of the two basketball figures to have participated in the European Championship finals both as players and coaches. Panagiotis Giannakis of Greece was champion in both roles, 1987 in Athens and in 2005 in Belgrade, whereas Đorđević was triple champion as a player (Rome 1991, Athens 1995, Barcelona 1997) and vice/champion as a coach (Istanbul 2017).