Aleksandar Djordjevic (also known as Sasha or Sale) was born in Belgrade on 26 August 1967. During his career as a basketball player, Djordjevic announced himself by captaining the Yugoslavian national team to glory at the Under-19 World Championship in Bormio in 1987. Alongside his team-mate and “twin” Predrag Danilovic, Djordjevic won the EuroLeague with KK Partizan in 1992. He then joined Olimpia Milano, where he spent two seasons and won the Korac Cup in 1993. Djordjevic had a two-year spell at Fortitudo Bologna before a brief stint in the NBA with Portland Trail Blazers, after which the Serb moved to Spain where he won three league titles during spells at Barcelona and Real Madrid. Djordjevic later moved back to Italy with Pesaro before returning to Olimpia Milano, where he retired in 2005. At international level, he won one FIBA World Championship and three EuroBasket titles, as well as the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He began his coaching career at Olimpia Milano before spending time at Treviso, Panathinaikos and Bayern Munich. He is currently the coach of Virtus Bologna, who he led to Champions League glory in 2018/19. He has also been the coach of the Serbian national team since 2013 and has won silver medals at the Olympics, World Championship and EuroBasket championships.