Miloš Teodosić

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Miloš Teodosić
Miloš Teodosić .jpg
Teodosić playing with the Serbian national team in August 2011.
No. 4 – CSKA Moscow
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League VTB United League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 28)
Valjevo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2007 FMP Železnik
2005–2006 Borac Čačak
2007–2011 Olympiacos
2011–present CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Miloš Teodosić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Теодосић, born March 19, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in), he primarily plays the point guard position, but he can also play the shooting guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

He began playing basketball in hometown clubs KK Student and Metalac. He then moved to Belgrade-based club FMP Železnik where he signed his first professional contract. After being loaned to Borac Čačak for the 2005–06 season, he had a breakthrough 2006–07 season. Over 16 games in the ULEB Cup, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game. FMP was eventually eliminated in the semifinal of this second-tier European competition.[1] They also played the final series of the Adriatic League playoffs where they lost to Partizan Belgrade.

Olympiacos[edit]

In 2007, Teodosić signed a five-year contract with Olympiacos of the Greek League, worth 2.8 million net income (after taxes). Olympiacos also had to pay a buyout to FMP Železnik, in order to secure his rights. The contract he signed with Olympiacos included a €1.3 million buyout clause amount. However, the contract also stipulated that Olympiacos would hold the right to match any offer made to him by another club that offered to pay his buyout.[2]

In the 2009–10 Euroleague season, Teodosić averaged 13.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, all career highs up to that point. Teodosić played a crucial role in Olympiacos, reaching the Euroleague Final Four, where they eventually lost in the final to FC Barcelona, after beating KK Partizan in the semifinal. Teodosić was voted onto the All-Euroleague First Team, and on 8 May 2010, he was officially announced the Euroleague 2010 MVP, his first for his career.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

On July 6, 2011, he signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Russian League and VTB United League.[3][4] The contract was worth 5.7 million euros net income.[5] In his first season in the Russian club, he led them to Euroleague Final, losing 62-61 to his former club Olympiacos. He was named to the All-Euroleague Second Team before the start of Final 4.[6] His second season was statistically even better for him, having the averages of 12.7 points, 4.9 assists and career-high 2.8 rebounds in the Euroleague. He was once again named to the All-Euroleague Second Team, his second consecutive nomination.[7]

After beating Panathinaikos in the playoff series in the 2013–14 Euroleague, CSKA Moscow lost in the semifinal of the Euroleague Final Four to Maccabi Tel Aviv.[8] Shortly after failing to win the Euroleague for third straight year, the president of CSKA blamed Teodosić and his Serbian teammate Nenad Krstić for not putting enough effort over the season.[9][10] Back on the domestic front, shortly after the Euroleague Final Four, CSKA was facing elimination in the VTB United League playoff quarterfinal series versus Lokomotiv Kuban, trailing 0-2 without home advantage. Teodosić and Krstić helped CSKA storm back to win the series 3-2 after big comeback and advance to semifinals, answering the previous criticism of the club's president. Eventually, CSKA won the VTB United League by sweeping Nizhny Novgorod 3-0 in the final series.[11] Teodosić was named the VTB Playoffs MVP. Despite winning the VTB United League, the 2013-14 season was seen as a disappointment, and it was expected that Teodosić, alongside teammate Nenad Krstić and head coach Ettore Messina, could leave the club over the summer.[12] Eventually, Krstić and Messina left the club. However, in June 2014, Teodosić extended his contract with the club for three more years.[13]

On November 7, 2014, in the Euroleague game victory against Unicaja Málaga, he recorded a career-high 27 points, while also adding 10 assists.[14]

Serbian national team[edit]

Teodosić was a member of the Serbian junior national teams. Playing with Serbia's junior national teams, he won the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He also won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was named the MVP of the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship,[15] where he also won the gold medal.

He now plays for the Serbian national basketball senior team. With the senior men's Serbian national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2007. At the EuroBasket 2009, he reached the final with Serbia, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

In 2010, Teodosić was named to the Serbian roster for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. After being suspended for a brawl in a friendly against Greece, Teodosić made a game-winning three-point field goal from about nine meters distance in the quarterfinals, sending Serbia into the semifinals with a 92-89 upset of Spain. He was also named All-Tournament Team.

He was part of the team at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania which took eighth place.

Teodosić was a member of the Serbian roster that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He was also named All-Tournament Team, averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 assists over 9 tournament games.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Miloš parents are Miodrag (father) and Zorana (mother). He has an older brother, Jovan, who is also a professional basketball player in Serbia. During an interview, Teodosić cited that he is very proud of his home town, Valjevo.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Teodosić during EuroBasket 2009.
Teodosić's game-winning 3-pointer over Jorge Garbajosa during the 2010 FIBA World Championship quarterfinal versus Spain.

Serbian national team[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Individual[edit]

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

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.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Olympiacos 23 7 19.5 .396 .273 .833 2.1 2.0 .7 .0 5.2 5.1
2008–09 Olympiacos 17 10 14.6 .333 .353 1.000 .9 1.7 .5 .0 3.3 2.0
2009–10 Olympiacos 22 21 30.2 .489 .426 .892 2.5 4.9 1.8 .2 13.4 16.8
2010–11 Olympiacos 18 16 25.5 .327 .290 .898 2.7 3.6 .7 .1 10.9 10.7
2011–12 CSKA Moscow 22 20 26.5 .432 .361 .827 2.7 5.0 .6 .0 10.4 11.3
2012–13 CSKA Moscow 30 29 29.7 .457 .377 .823 2.8 4.9 1.0 .1 12.7 13.2
2013–14 CSKA Moscow 23 16 24.9 .406 .347 .927 2.5 4.0 .5 .0 10.7 10.2
Career 155 119 25.0 .419 .354 .870 2.4 3.9 .8 .1 9.8 10.3

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