Marko Jarić

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Marko Jarić
Jaric e Goss.jpg
Jarić playing for Montepaschi Siena in February 2011.
Personal information
Born (1978-10-12) 12 October 1978 (age 40)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1996–2013
PositionShooting guard
Number8, 10, 19, 20, 55
Career history
1996–1998Peristeri
1998–2000Fortitudo Bologna
2000–2002Virtus Bologna
20022005Los Angeles Clippers
20052008Minnesota Timberwolves
2008–2009Memphis Grizzlies
2009–2010Real Madrid
2011Montepaschi Siena
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marko Jarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Јарић, Serbian pronunciation: [mâːrko jǎːritɕ]; born 12 October 1978) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he played the shooting guard position. He also represented the Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally. Jarić was an All-EuroLeague First Team member in 2002.

Early life[edit]

Jarić was born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, the son of Srećko Jarić, a retired Serbian professional basketball player,[1] who played as a guard for Radnički Belgrade, and was regarded by head coach Dušan Ivković as, the "biggest talent he ever had under his charge".[2] He has an older sister named Tamara, and a younger brother named Nikola (b. 1987), who lives and plays basketball in Switzerland.[3]

Jarić began playing the sport of basketball with the youth teams of the Serbian club Red Star Belgrade.

Professional career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Jarić began his professional career in the 1996–97 season, with the Greek Basket League club Peristeri. With Peristeri, he played two seasons in the European-wide 3rd tier level FIBA Korać Cup. He then spent the next 4 seasons playing in Europe's top-tier level EuroLeague, with the Italian clubs Fortitudo Bologna and Virtus Bologna.

He became the first player ever to win back-to-back Italian League championships, on two teams. He won the Italian League championship in 2000, with Fortitudo Bologna, and in 2001, with Virtus Bologna.

NBA[edit]

Jarić was selected as the 30th overall draft pick, by the Los Angeles Clippers, in the 2000 NBA draft. After playing in 3 NBA seasons with the Clippers, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, on 12 August 2005, along with Lionel Chalmers, by the Clippers, in exchange for Sam Cassell and a future first-round draft pick.[4] He was traded to the Grizzlies, on 26 June 2008, in an eight-player deal, involving rookie shooting guard O. J. Mayo, and rookie power forward Kevin Love.[5]

For the 2009–10 NBA season, Jarić and the Memphis Grizzlies, mutually agreed that Jarić would not attend the team's training camp, or any of their preseason games. Jarić was granted permission to seek a new team, and a possible contract buyout, for the remaining 2 years and $15 million of his contract.[6]

Back to Europe[edit]

After securing his release from the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Jarić then signed with Spanish Liga ACB club Real Madrid, on 22 December 2009.[7] On 14 January 2011, he signed with the Italian LBA club Montepaschi Siena, through the end of the 2010–11 season.[8]

NBA comeback attempt[edit]

In October 2012, Jarić signed with the NBA's Chicago Bulls.[9] However, he was waived on 24 October.[10] In September 2013, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[11] However, he was waived on 15 October.[12] He then retired from playing professional basketball.

National team career[edit]

FR Yugoslavia junior national team[edit]

As a junior FR Yugoslavia national team player, Jarić won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

FR Yugoslavia senior national team[edit]

As a member of the senior FR Yugoslavia national basketball team, Jarić won gold medals at both the 2001 EuroBasket and the 2002 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 2003 EuroBasket, the 2005 EuroBasket, and the 2007 EuroBasket.[13]

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, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes season in which Jarić won the EuroLeague

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 66 12 20.9 .401 .319 .752 2.4 2.9 1.5 .2 7.4
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 58 50 30.3 .388 .340 .733 3.0 4.8 1.6 .3 8.5
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 50 41 33.1 .414 .371 .720 3.2 6.1 1.7 .3 9.9
2005–06 Minnesota 75 49 28.0 .399 .301 .688 3.1 3.9 1.4 .3 7.8
2006–07 Minnesota 70 13 22.2 .418 .376 .761 2.6 2.1 1.1 .2 5.3
2007–08 Minnesota 75 56 29.2 .430 .362 .742 3.0 4.1 1.3 .4 8.3
2008–09 Memphis 53 0 11.4 .331 .393 .707 1.2 1.4 .5 .2 2.6
Career 447 221 25.2 .404 .344 .730 2.7 3.6 1.3 .3 7.1

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Bologna 22 16 28.7 .439 .309 .697 3.0 2.3 2.0 .2 10.4 10.2
2001–02 Bologna 21 20 28.2 .482 .268 .595 4.3 2.5 2.2 .1 13.4 14.6
2009–10 Real Madrid 12 10 25.8 .378 .440 .692 5.2 1.7 1.3 .2 7.1 7.7
2010–11 Montepaschi 12 3 12.5 .433 .158 .750 1.4 1.3 1.0 .0 5.1 3.9
Career 67 49 25.1 .448 .294 .656 3.3 2.1 1.8 .1 9.8 10.0

Personal life[edit]

On 12 June 2008, Jarić became engaged to Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima.[14] The couple wed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, on Valentine's Day 2009.[15] The couple have two daughters.[16][17] The couple announced their separation on 2 May 2014, after five years of marriage.[18] The divorce was finalized in March 2016.[19]

Jarić also holds Greek citizenship,[20] under the name Marko Latsis (Greek: Μάρκο Λάτσης), which was the name he played basketball under in Greece.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NBA.com : Marko Jaric Bio Page.
  2. ^ Euroleague – Vladimir Stanković: The excitement starts here.
  3. ^ "Marko Jarić Biography". story.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  4. ^ Timberwolves Acquire Guards Marko Jaric & Lionel Chalmers from the L.A. Clippers for Guard Sam Cassell & First-Round Draft Pick.
  5. ^ Wolves pick Mayo, swap him for Love in 8-player deal.
  6. ^ Jaric permitted to find new team.
  7. ^ "Real Madrid adds former Euroleague champ Jaric". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ Siena turns to veteran Jaric.
  9. ^ Bulls add Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey, Andre Emmett, Kyrylo Fesenko, Marko Jaric to training camp
  10. ^ Bulls waive guards Ryan Allen and Marko Jaric
  11. ^ Brooklyn Nets Announce Training Camp Roster
  12. ^ Brooklyn Nets waive Marko Jaric
  13. ^ Marko JARIC (SRB).
  14. ^ Supermodel Adriana Lima Engaged to Basketball Star.
  15. ^ Supermodel Adriana Lima Elopes! People, February 23, 2009.
  16. ^ First Photo: Meet Adriana Lima’s Daughter Valentina! May 5, 2010.
  17. ^ Adriana Lima Gives Birth to Daughter Sienna!. Us Weekly. September 12, 2012. Accessed 2012-09-12.
  18. ^ Pfeffer, Stephanie Emma. "Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric Separate". people.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  19. ^ Johnson, Richard (March 15, 2015). "Adriana Lima is divorced". Page Six. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  20. ^ HoopsHype.com bio.
  21. ^ Lega A Basket.

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