Zoran Savić ( Serbian Cyrillic: ; born November 18, 1966 in Зоран Савић Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. The 208 cm (6'10") forward played in various European counties.
He made first steps in mid-1980s for basketball team Čelik Zenica in the First League of Yugoslavia. In 1990 and 1991 he played with
Jugoplastika in Split, winning both the Yugoslav league title and the FIBA European Champions Cup (now known as the Euroleague) in each of the two years. In 1991, he signed with FC Barcelona and spent a couple of seasons in Spain.
Savić then became a member of
PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece, where he won the Korać Cup in 1994 and the Greek Cup in 1995.
He then spent a year with
Real Madrid before settling in Kinder Bologna in 1997, and won the Italian championship as well as the Euroleague in 1998. He was awarded with the 1998 Euroleague Final Four MVP. In the summer of 1998 he moved to Efes Pilsen of Istanbul, and won the Supercup of Turkey.
Savić then returned to
FC Barcelona in 2000, and then moved to Fortitudo Bologna in 2001. In 2002 he ended his professional career.
National team [ edit ]
Internationally, Zoran Savić won gold medals with
Yugoslavia at the 1990 Basketball World Championship and during the 1991, 1995, and 1997 European Championships. He was part of Yugoslavia's silver medal team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Administrative career [ edit ]
Right after retiring from playing at Fortitudo in 2002, Savic became part of the club's management. He spent three years as the team's general manager.
Savić is also of the founding members of the
Group Seven Children's Foundation.
From 2005 until 2008 he has been the general manager of
FC Barcelona Bàsquet.
In 2008 he returned to Fortitudo as manager, staying for one year until 2009.
He soon became a sports agent, founding Invictus Sports Group.
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