Jarić playing for Montepaschi Siena in February 2011.
October 12, 1978|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||224 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Number||8, 10, 19, 20, 55|
|2002–2005||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Marko Jarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Јарић, Serbian pronunciation: [mâːrko jǎːritɕ]; born October 12, 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.
- 1 Early years
- 2 Professional career
- 3 National team career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Jarić began playing the sport of basketball with the youth teams of the Serbian club Red Star Belgrade.
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 different teams. He won the Italian League championship in 2000, with Fortitudo Bologna, and in 2001, with Virtus Bologna.
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 August 12, 2005, along with Lionel Chalmers, by the Clippers, in exchange for Sam Cassell and a future first-round draft pick. He was traded to the Grizzlies, on June 26, 2008, in an eight-player deal, involving rookie shooting guard O. J. Mayo, and rookie power forward Kevin Love.
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.
Back to Europe
After securing his release from the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Jarić then signed with Spanish Liga ACB club Real Madrid, on December 22, 2009. On January 14, 2011, he signed with the Italian LBA club Montepaschi Siena, through the end of the 2010–11 season.
NBA comeback attempt
In October 2012, Jarić signed with the NBA's Chicago Bulls. However, he was waived on October 24. In September 2013, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets. However, he was waived on October 15. He then retired from playing professional basketball.
National team career
FR Yugoslavia junior national team
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
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.
|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, and regional competition if applicable.
|†||Denotes season in which Jarić won the EuroLeague|
Marko Jarić is the son of Srećko Jarić, a retired Serbian professional basketball player, 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". Marko has an older sister named Tamara, and a younger brother named Nikola (b. 1987), who lives and plays basketball in Switzerland.
On June 12, 2008, Jarić became engaged to Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima. The couple wed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, on Valentine's Day 2009. The couple have two daughters. The couple announced their separation on May 2, 2014, after five years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in March 2016.
- Timberwolves Acquire Guards Marko Jaric & Lionel Chalmers from the L.A. Clippers for Guard Sam Cassell & First-Round Draft Pick.
- Wolves pick Mayo, swap him for Love in 8-player deal.
- Jaric permitted to find new team.
- "Real Madrid adds former Euroleague champ Jaric". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Siena turns to veteran Jaric.
- Bulls add Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey, Andre Emmett, Kyrylo Fesenko, Marko Jaric to training camp
- Bulls waive guards Ryan Allen and Marko Jaric
- Brooklyn Nets Announce Training Camp Roster
- Brooklyn Nets waive Marko Jaric
- Marko JARIC (SRB).
- NBA.com : Marko Jaric Bio Page.
- Euroleague – Vladimir Stanković: The excitement starts here.
- "Marko Jarić Biography". story.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- HoopsHype.com bio.
- Lega A Basket.
- Supermodel Adriana Lima Engaged to Basketball Star.
- Supermodel Adriana Lima Elopes! People, February 23, 2009.
- First Photo: Meet Adriana Lima’s Daughter Valentina! May 5, 2010.
- Adriana Lima Gives Birth to Daughter Sienna!. Us Weekly. September 12, 2012. Accessed 2012-09-12.
- Pfeffer, Stephanie Emma. "Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric Separate". people.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Johnson, Richard (March 15, 2015). "Adriana Lima is divorced". Page Six. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
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- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Marko Jarić at acb.com (in Spanish)
- Marko Jarić at draftexpress.com
- Marko Jarić at euroleague.net
- Marko Jaric at FIBA
- Marko Jarić at fibaeurope.com
- Marko Jarić at legabasket.it (in Italian)
- Marko Jarić at nba.com
- Marko Jarić on Twitter