Coach Riki is viewed as one of the most respected figures in basketball with 40 years as a coach. He has been a part of some of the most historical basketball teams of all time (Partizan Belgrade, Jugoplastika Split, Red Star Belgrade, etc) while winning back-to-back Championships with the clubs and national teams in Serbia, Asia and Africa. He developed own championship mentality while collaborating with Dusko Vujosevic and Slavko Trninic, perfecting level next to Zeljko Obradovic, Dusan Ivkovic, Bozidar Maljkovic, Aíto García Reneses, Bobby Knight, Gregg Popovich, Mike Krzyzewski, etc.
His way of working is for the coaches he teaches to understand and apply his principles. His students were later successful in working with their teams. As a head coach, he collaborated with his assistants who later, independently, achieved extraordinary success and became the Euroleague and National Championship winner, in Russia, Greece, Germany, Macedonia, etc. (They are the most successful Milan Minic, Nedeljko Lazic, etc).