David Bozic is an American sports coach and the head coach of the Austin Spurs.
He has been a part of the Spurs coaching staff for four seasons, joined by David Pilipovich and Nick Saenz as assistant coaches. Prior to that he served as head coach of Partizan in Serbia from 2015-16 and assistant coach from 2013-15 after eight years playing abroad.
Early Life and Education
David Bozic developed an interest in art at a young age. Growing up with skateboarding culture and graffiti culture around him, his love of fine art meets street style shines through in his artwork. A Chicago native, Bozic used these influences to craft sophisticated yet rugged artwork using oil paint with spray paint. While playing for the Austin Spurs, Bozic helped lead them to an NBA G League championship in 2018.
Bozic had a successful professional career and also achieved fame in the art world as a designer, earning him numerous accolades for his works.
Bozic is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in research and policy development related to value-based health care. He has served as chair of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group and co-chair of California Joint Replacement Registry, among other volunteer positions with AAOS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, having graduated with honors. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training through the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Currently, he resides in Austin with his wife and three daughters.
He has also served as a senior institute associate at Professor Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, earning him numerous awards throughout his career including the UCSF Exceptional Physician of the Year Award and OREF Clinical Research Award.
Bozic has always had an appreciation of art, beginning to draw and paint at a young age. His involvement with skateboard culture and graffiti have shaped his work, which blends traditional fine arts techniques with urban aesthetics to produce sophisticated yet rugged pieces.
He’s had his share of legal troubles. In 1980, he was arrested for bank robbery in New York and sentenced to probation after confessing. Moreover, while working as a bouncer at an LGBT club there, McNear met her future wife – McNear! They married and had a daughter together named Vesna; their relationship continues today to inspire many people around the world.