March 21, 1967 |
Kikinda, SFR Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Serbian / Greek|
|Listed height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Pro playing career||1987–2000|
Miroslav Pecarski (Cyrillic: Мирослав Пецарски; born March 21, 1967) is a Serbian former basketball player. He played professionally for Partizan, Aris, Panathinaikos, Panionios, Polti Cantù, Cholet and Cabitel Gijón.
Early career and college
Pecarski played college basketball at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York arriving there in 1984 to play under also newly arrived head coach Matt Furjanic. At the time, Pecarski was considered by some to be Europe's top 17-year-old player, but he got injured in the preseason, opening up an opportunity for Rik Smits.
The Red Foxes had a successful 1985-86 season, making the 64-team NCAA tournament for the first time in its history, but going out at the very first hurdle - losing versus Georgia Tech in the first round of the Southeast regional bracket. The following season, 1986-87, playing under new head coach Dave Magarity, Red Foxes repeated the feat of making the NCAA tournament, but again couldn't get past the first round, losing this time to Pittsburgh.
While playing in Greece, Pecarski (playing under the name Miroslav Mylonas after obtaining Greek passport in order to accommodate his teams to acquire more foreigners) won the Greek Cup in 1992 and the Saporta Cup in 1993 with Aris. With Panathinaikos, Pecarski won the Euroleague and the Greek Cup in 1996. He also played at the 1995 Euroleague Final Four in Zaragoza.
- "Rik Smits: All-Star Athlete". allcoachnetwork.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- Miroslav Pecarski at acb.com