Assistant Coach

Oklahoma City Thunder
(2014 - Present)

2014-2015
NBA Summer League Head Coach, Oklahoma City Thunder
2012-2014
Head Coach, Tulsa 66ers (NBA D-League) 
2009-2012
Head Coach, Espacio Torrelodones (Spanish EBA) 
2004-2011
Scouting Consultant and NBA Summer League Assistant Coach, San Antonio Spurs
1999-2007
Head Coach, Red Star Belgrade U-20/U-18 (Serbia)
1996-1999
Head Coach, Borac Cacak Youth Teams (Serbia) 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Helped lead the Thunder to the playoffs three consecutive seasons (2016, 2017, and 2018), making it to the NBA Western Conference Finals in 2016

  • First-ever coach outside of North America to be hired as a head coach for an NBA Development League Team (Tulsa 66ers)

  • Fastest head coach to collect 25 wins in Tulsa 66ers history

  • Five of his 66ers players received call-ups to the NBA, including four to the Thunder (Grant Jerrett, Daniel Orton, Mustafa Shakur and Reggie Williams)

  • Led Tulsa 66ers to a combined 51-49 record over his two seasons, including a 27-23 record and NBA D-League Semifinals appearance in 2013

  • In his first season (2009) as head coach of the Espacio Torrelodones, led the team to the Primera Division de Baloncesto title, promoting the team to the Liga EBA

  • Began coaching career at the of 16 in Serbia. During his eight years in Belgrade, Rajakovic led Red Star to two Serbian championships

  • Received a basketball coaching degree from the Belgrade Basketball Academy in 2004 and a degree in sports management from BK University in Belgrade in 2006


Testimonials

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Recent coaching call-up Darko Rajakovic talks about the relationship between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Tulsa 66ers and his experiences with both teams.