Nachbar in Slovenian national team jersey
|No. 34 – FC Barcelona|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
July 3, 1980 |
Slovenj Gradec, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|2004–2006||New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2006–2008||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nachbar started his professional career by joining the Olimpija Ljubljana basketball club in the 1997–98 season. He played with Olimpija in Europe's top level competition the Euroleague, where he averaged 7 points and 2 rebounds per game. In the 2000–01 season he signed with Benetton Treviso basketball club, as the youngest Italian League player. With Benetton, he averaged 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in the Euroleague. In the next season, he helped Benetton get to the Final Four of the Euroleague, as he improved his statistics to 13 points and 4 rebounds per game. In his best game of the season, against Idea Slask Wroclaw, he scored 28 points, hitting 6 three-pointers. He won the Italian Championship and the Italian Supercup in 2002.
Nachbar was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 15th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He played for the Rockets for three seasons, but only averaged about 10 minutes per game. In 2004, he went to the New Orleans Hornets, where he averaged about 8 points in 21 minutes per game. During the 2004–05 NBA season, he scored 21 points against his former team, the Rockets, which was a career high. In the 2005–06 season, however, he had a difficult time getting off the bench once again was traded to the New Jersey Nets just before the trading deadline in exchange for Marc Jackson, Linton Johnson, and cash considerations. He had a great season with New Jersey as the team's 6th man, making many contributions to the club before they lost in the Eastern Conference semis to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Return to Europe
On July 20, 2008, Nachbar returned to Europe when he signed a 3-year €9.6 million euros net income contract with the Russian Superleague club Dynamo Moscow, giving him one of the most expensive contracts in European pro basketball history. The contract also included opt out clauses after each season. He averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in Europe's second level competition, the Eurocup, during the 2008-09 season.
Nachbar opted out of his contract with Dynamo Moscow on May 17, 2009. In July 2009, he signed a 2-year contract with a team option for the second year with the Turkish League club Efes Pilsen. He averaged 6.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the Euroleague in the 2009-10 season. In his second year with Efes, Nachbar improved his stats in the Euroleague to 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. On June 24, 2011, Nachbar announced via Twitter that he won't stay for a third season with the team.
Nachbar started the 2011-12 season out due to an ankle injury. After recovering from the injury he has been mentioned as a potential reinforcement for several NBA teams. After not getting a contract at the NBA, Nachbar signed with Russian League team UNICS Kazan in January 2012 until the end of the season. He hasn't been able to perform well in UNICS averaging only 3.1 PPG in the Russian league.
He joined Brose Baskets Bamberg in July 2012. He had a successful season leading the team to the Euroleague Top 16, finishing as euroleague's second best scorer with 16.1 points per game. He also helped the team regaining their Basketball Bundesliga title, winning 3-0 in the final series against EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
Slovenian national team
Nachbar has been a member of the Slovenian national basketball team. He has played at two FIBA European Championships, the 2003 FIBA European Championship and the 2005 FIBA European Championship. During the 2005 FIBA European Championship, he averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was also a member of Slovenia's national team that played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.
He was a member of Slovenia's national team played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.In 2013 he played at 2013 FIBA European Championship in his homeland Slovenia and there he retired from his national team.
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Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.
NBA regular season
- Sanjski prestop Nachbarja v Moskvo (Slovene)
- Ex-Nets F Nachbar, Dynamo Moscow agree to 3-year, $14.3M deal
- Eurocup 2008-09 season.
- Sportando.net Nachbar inks for Efes Pilsen - The Slovenian to stay in Europe.
- Efes Pilsen lands forward Bostjan Nachbar
- Euroleague.net - 2009-10 season.
- Bostjan Nachbar leaves Efes Istanbul
- Knicks Seeking 3/4 Swingman For Bench
- Charlotte Bobcats plan to audition Bostjan Nachbar and Jamario Moon
- Unics brings in Bostjan Nachbar
- Brose Baskets lands Nachbar
- "FC Barcelona announced Bostjan Nachbar". Sportando.net. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Nachbar talks about wife and season with the NETS
- Boštjan Nachbar postal očka (Slovene)
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