Marko Jarić

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Marko Jarić
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Jarić playing with Montepaschi Siena.
Personal information
Born (1978-10-12) October 12, 1978 (age 36)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1996–2013
Position Shooting guard
Number 8, 10, 19, 20, 55
Career history
1996–1998 Peristeri (Greece)
1998–2000 Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
2000–2002 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2002–2005 Los Angeles Clippers
2005–2008 Minnesota Timberwolves
2008–2009 Memphis Grizzlies
2009–2010 Real Madrid (Spain)
2011 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marko Jarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Јарић, Serbian pronunciation: [mâːrko jǎːritɕ]; born October 12, 1978) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he played the shooting guard position. He also represented the Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally.

Professional career[edit]

Jarić is the only player ever to win back-to-back Italian Championships on two different teams. He won it in 2000 with Fortitudo Bologna and in 2001 with Virtus Bologna.

Jarić was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 12, 2005, along with Lionel Chalmers by the Clippers, in exchange for Sam Cassell and a future first-round draft pick.[1] He was traded to the Grizzlies on June 26, 2008 in an eight-player deal involving rookie guard O. J. Mayo and rookie forward Kevin Love.[2]

For the 2009–10 NBA season, Jarić and the Memphis Grizzlies mutually agreed that Jarić would not attend training camp or any of the preseason games. Jarić was granted permission to seek a new team and a possible contract buyout for the remaining 2 years and $15 million of his contract.[3] He then signed with Real Madrid on December 22, 2009.[4] On January 14, 2011 he signed with Montepaschi Siena until the end of the 2010–11 season.[5]

In October 2012, Jarić signed with the Chicago Bulls.[6] However, he was waived on October 24.[7] In September 2013, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[8] However, he was waived on October 15.[9]

International career[edit]

As a junior national team player, Jarić won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. As a member of the senior FR Yugoslavia national basketball team, Jarić won gold medals at both the EuroBasket 2001 and the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Jarić won the Euroleague

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 66 12 20.9 .401 .319 .752 2.4 2.9 1.5 .2 7.4
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 58 50 30.3 .388 .340 .733 3.0 4.8 1.6 .3 8.5
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 50 41 33.1 .414 .371 .720 3.2 6.1 1.7 .3 9.9
2005–06 Minnesota 75 49 28.0 .399 .301 .688 3.1 3.9 1.4 .3 7.8
2006–07 Minnesota 70 13 22.2 .418 .376 .761 2.6 2.1 1.1 .2 5.3
2007–08 Minnesota 75 56 29.2 .430 .362 .742 3.0 4.1 1.3 .4 8.3
2008–09 Memphis 53 0 11.4 .331 .393 .707 1.2 1.4 .5 .2 2.6
Career 447 221 25.2 .404 .344 .730 2.7 3.6 1.3 .3 7.1

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Bologna 22 16 28.7 .439 .309 .697 3.0 2.3 2.0 .2 10.4 10.2
2001–02 Bologna 21 20 28.2 .482 .268 .595 4.3 2.5 2.2 .1 13.4 14.6
2009–10 Real Madrid 12 10 25.8 .378 .440 .692 5.2 1.7 1.3 .2 7.1 7.7
2010–11 Montepaschi 12 3 12.5 .433 .158 .750 1.4 1.3 1.0 .0 5.1 3.9
Career 67 49 25.1 .448 .294 .656 3.3 2.1 1.8 .1 9.8 10.0

Personal life[edit]

Marko Jarić is the son of Srećko Jarić, a retired Serbian professional basketball player,[10] who played as a guard for KK Radnički Belgrade. Dušan Ivković regarded Marko's father as the "biggest talent that he ever had under his charge".[11] He has an older sister named Tamara and a younger brother named Nikola (b. 1987), who lives and plays basketball in Switzerland.[12]

Jarić also holds Greek citizenship,[13] under the surname Latsis, which was the name he played basketball under in Greece.[14]

On June 12, 2008, Jarić became engaged to Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima after proposing to her on her 27th birthday.[15] The couple wed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA on Valentine's Day 2009.[16] The couple have two daughters: Valentina Lima Jarić (Serbian: Валентина Лима Јарић; born November 15, 2009)[17] and Sienna Lima Jarić (Serbian: Сијена Лима Јарић; born September 12, 2012).[18] The couple announced their separation on May 2, 2014 after five years of marriage.[19]

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