Teodosić playing with the Serbian national team
|No. 4 – CSKA Moscow|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||VTB United League
March 19, 1987 |
Valjevo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2005–2006||→ Borac Čačak|
|Career highlights and awards|
Miloš Teodosić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Теодосић, born March 19, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. 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.
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. They also played the final series of the Adriatic League playoffs where they lost to Partizan Belgrade.
In 2007, Teodosić signed a five-year contract with Olympiacos of the Greek League, worth 2.8 million euros 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 euros 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.
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 May 8, 2010, he was officially announced the Euroleague 2010 MVP, his first for his career.
On July 6, 2011, he signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Russian League and VTB United League. The contract was worth €5.7 million euros net income. 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. 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.
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. 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. Shortly after the Final 4, CSKA was facing elimination in the VTB United League from Lokomotiv Kuban, travelling by 2-0 without home advantage. Teodosić and Krstić helped CSKA eventually win the series after big comeback and advance to semifinals, answering to previous critics of the club's president. Eventually, CSKA won the VTB United League by sweeping Nizhny Novgorod 3-0 in the final series. He was named the VTB Playoffs MVP. Despite winning the VTB United League, the 2013-14 season was described as disappointing, and it was expected that Teodosić, alongside with his teammate Nenad Krstić and head coach Ettore Messina, could leave the club over the summer. Eventually, Krstić and Messina left the club. However, in June 2014, Teodosić extended contract with the club for three more years.
Serbian national team
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, 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.
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
Serbian national team
- FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: Gold Medal: 2003
- FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold Medal: 2005
- FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold Medal: 2007
- EuroBasket: Silver Medal 2009
- FIBA World Cup: Silver Medal 2014
- Greek Cup (2): 2010, 2011
- VTB United League (3): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
- Russian League (2): 2011–12, 2012–13
- Euroleague Runner-up (2): 2010, 2012
- FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: All-Tournament Team: 2007
- FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: MVP: 2007
- EuroBasket 2009: All-Tournament Team
- 2010 FIBA World Championship: All-Tournament Team
- 2× Greek Cup: MVP: 2010, 2011
- Euroleague MVP: 2010
- European Player of the Year: FIBA Europe: 2010
- All-Euroleague First Team: 2010
- 2x All-Euroleague Second Team: 2012, 2013
- VTB Playoffs MVP: 2014
- 2014 FIBA World Cup: All-Tournament Team
Euroleague career statistics
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|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|
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.
- "Pirova pobeda FMP-a u Železniku". pressonline.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Redplanet.gr Ο Τεόντοσιτς και το συμβόλαιο του (Greek).
- CSKA MOSCOW lands Teodosic.
- Milos Teodosic moved to CSKA.
- Redplanet.gr Ανακοινώθηκε επίσημα από την ΤΣΣΚΑ ο Τεόντοσιτς (Greek).
- "Kirilenko, Krstic and Teodosic are the 2011-12 All-Euroleague team nominees". cskabasket.com. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "2012-13 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Maccabi rallies from 15 down to stun CSKA, advance to championship game!". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- "Predsednik CSKA više neće Tea i Krleta". 24sata.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- "Teodosić: Sami smo krivi". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- "CSKA crowned champions!!!". vtb-league.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "Teodosic, Krstic and Messina likely to leave CSKA Moscow". sportando.net. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "CSKA Moscow officially extends Milos Teodosic for three years". sportando.net. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Teodosic stars as CSKA downs Unicaja in battle of unbeatens". euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- FIBAEurope.com MVP Award: Teodosic Tops The Polls.
- "Teodosić u idealnom timu, Irving MVP". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- "Milos TEODOSIC". fiba.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Miloš Teodosić.|
- Miloš Teodosić at esake.gr (Greek)
- Miloš Teodosić at eurobasket.com
- Miloš Teodosić at eurobasket2009.org
- Miloš Teodosić at euroleague.net
- Miloš Teodosić at FIBA.com