Spahija coaching Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2018
|Born||6 November 1962|
?ibenik, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
|1986-1987||Elemes ?ibenik (assistant)|
|1999-2000||Union Olimpija (assistant)|
|2001-2003||Krka Novo Mesto|
|2006-2007||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2014-2017||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
|2017-2018||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2019-present||Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)|
KK Dinamo Zagreb (vice president)
|Career highlights and awards|
|As head coach
Neven Spahija (born 6 November 1962) is a Croatian professional basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously spent 3 years in the league as an assistant coach, with his most recent tenure there being with the Atlanta Hawks.
Spahija started his basketball coaching career with Gradine Pula from Croatia and Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia, working as an assistant coach. He started his head coaching career with Cibona from Croatia, where he won his first league championship in 2001. He then worked with Krka Novo Mesto from Slovenia, Avtodor Saratov from Russia, Lietuvos rytas from Lithuania, Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, Baskonia and Valencia from Spain.
From 2010 to 2012, he was the head coach of the Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker. In June 2013, he was named the head coach of Cibona, for the next four years. In November 2013, he parted ways with Cibona.
On 26 June 2017, Spahija returned to Maccabi Tel Aviv for a second stint, signing a 2+1-year contract. In the 2017-18 season, Spahija led Maccabi to win the 2018 Israeli League Championship. On 18 November 2018, he parted ways with Maccabi after four consecutive losses and a 1-6 start to the 2018-19 EuroLeague season.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|Cibona Zagreb||2000-01||12||3||9||.250||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Krka||2001-02||5||4||1||.800||Eliminated in regular season|
|Lietuvos rytas||2005-06||20||11||9||.550||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||2006-07||23||13||10||.565||Eliminated in quarterfinals|
|Tau Cerámica||2007-08||25||16||9||.640||Lost in 3rd place game|
|Fenerbahçe Ülker||2010-11||16||10||6||.625||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|2011-12||16||8||8||.500||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||2017-18||30||13||17||.433||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|