"I was a shy kid growing up.
I never excelled in any specific area
nor did I have the confidence to try to.
Not until I took up basketball and
fell in love with it.
I learned that with hard work and discipline
I could advance quickly through the ranks
and that’s what I did.
I chased my dream to play pro knowing
full well I started very late,
only going to my first rep tryout
when I turned 18.
Although I have enjoyed a great playing career and I have seen the world,
I was restricted by my lack of knowledge
of how to further my development.
Now that I’m winding down my playing days
I want to help others who are on their path to achieving their dreams
and give them the tools I was lacking.
To be honest I just want to be around the game that I love and share that love and passion with others."
Goran was a late, but very welcome, bloomer in the basketball arena at the ripe age of 17.
Penrith Panters, Western Sydney, AUS
1999-2000 Youth League, NSW Waratah League
Western Wyoming Community College, USA
2000 - 2001 Player Scholarship
Penrith Panters, Western Sydney AUS
2002-2003 South Eastern Australia Basketball League (SEABL)
*2nd in the league for Blocked Shots
West Sydney Razorbacks, Sydney AUS
2002-2003 Team Roster, National Basketball League
*Runners up for NBL Title
Zadar Tornado, Croatia
2004 Goodyear League
Parramatta Wildcats, Sydney AUS
2003-2013 ABA Championship Men, NSW Waratah League
*5 times league Leader Blocked Shots
*4 times PBA Most Talented Player Award
*3 times ABA All-Star 5
*2 times league Defensive Player Award
*6 times PBA Defensive Player Award
*2009 ABA Championship / Captain
International Tournament, Manila Philippines
2009 vs Filipino National Team
Miri Firehorse, Malaysia
2013 Import Player, National Basketball League
Maitland Mustangs, Lower Hunter Valley, AUS
2014-2016 ABA Championship Men, NSW Waratah League
*Led the league in Blocked Shots
Hills Hornets, Northwest Sydney, AUS
2017-2019 ABA Championship Men, NSW Waratah League
2018 Morning Hoops Friday sessions weekly 7am-8am
2018 Head Development Coach at Grassroots Hoops
2016 Parramatta Wildcats UBL Under 25s
2016 Waverley College
2015-2017 Parramatta Wildcats Basketball Academy
2013-2015 Hoops Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach
2003 Knox Grammar
Coach Goran is also available for Private Sessions.