Former Serbian footballer Siniša Mihajlović turned to coaching after retirement. The former head coach of the Italian club Bologna was fired mercilessly only months after undergoing treatment for cancer. As a player, he had successful stints with Lazio and Red Star Belgrade. He has also coached the Serbian national team.
Slobodan Subotić is a Slovenian professional basketball coach. He began his career as a player and was a five-time Greek League champion with the club Aris. He was also a five-time Greek Cup winner. He later became a coach and went on to serve as the head coach for Budućnost of the ABA League and Montenegrin League.
Jurica Golemac is a Croatian-born Slovenian former basketball player who won three Slovenian Cups and two Slovenian League titles during his playing career. After retiring as a player, Jurica Golemac has been focusing on his career as a coach. The current head coach for Cedevita Olimpija, Golemac has helped the team win tournaments like the Slovenian League.