Planinić playing with Khimki in 2010.
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
September 12, 1982 |
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2003–2006||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
In the 2003 NBA Draft, the 6 ft 7 in 210 lbs. point guard-shooting guard was drafted 22nd overall by the New Jersey Nets. In three NBA seasons he averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Planinić's three NBA seasons were not notable, with his only distinguishing moment coming in the 2005–06 season, when he hit a spectacular full court, 77-foot, 3rd quarter-ending buzzer beater at a November 9, 2005, home win against the Utah Jazz.
In the summer of 2006, Planinić and the New Jersey Nets agreed to a buyout, in which he was sent back to Europe to spend the season with TAU Cerámica of the Spanish ACB League, a team that also featured talented NBA prospect Tiago Splitter. With TAU Cerámica, Planinić won the Spanish Supercup championship in both 2006 and 2007 and the Spanish Championship in 2008.
On June 25, 2008, Planinić signed a 2-year contract with the Russian Superleague A club CSKA Moscow. On June 17, 2010, decided to sign a 2+1 contract with the Russian Superleague A club BC Khimki.
On July 27, 2013, he signed a two-year contract with Anadolu Efes. In January 2014, he hit a long range buzzer beater in the last second of the game to defeat Olimpia Milano with 61–60. In his first season with the team, he averaged 8.4 points points and 3.7 assists over 23 Euroleague games. In the summer of 2014, Dušan Ivković was appointed as a head coach and Planinić lost his place in the team. Despite that, he was still under contract for the 2014–15 season.
Euroleague career statistics
|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|
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.
|Led the league|
Croatian national team
- "Njegov doprinos vrlo važan" (in Croatian). hrsport.net. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- NBA.com Official Player Profile.
- Carter scores 21 as Nets cruise past Jazz.
- CSKA Moscow signs Planinic to 2 year deal.
- Zoran Planinic will continue his career in Khimki
- Anadolu Efes officially sign Zoran Planinic
- "ANADOLU EFES plans future with Planinic". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "Zoran Planinic scores the most incredible game winning buzzer beater you'll ever see". sportando.com. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "OTAC DARIJA ŠARIĆ U ŠOKU 'Ivkovićevi potezi su suludi, možda ćemo tražiti raskid!'". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 14 October 2014.
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