Marko Milič

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Marko Milič
Personal information
Born (1977-05-07) May 7, 1977 (age 40)
Kranj, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight 112 kg (247 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1991–2015
Position Power forward
Number 12, 20
Career history
1991–1994 Triglav Kranj
1994–1997 Union Olimpija
19971998 Phoenix Suns
1998 Fenerbahçe
1999 Phoenix Suns
1999–2000 Union Olimpija
2000–2001 Real Madrid
2001–2002 Skipper Bologna
2002–2003 Euro Roseto
2003–2005 Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2006 VidiVici Bologna
2006–2007 Union Olimpija
2007 Real Madrid
2007–2009 Union Olimpija
2009 Entente Orléanaise
2010–2012 Vanoli Cremona
2012–2013 Mahram Tehran
2013–2015 Al Kuwait
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marko Milič (born May 7, 1977) is a Slovenian former professional basketball player. He represented the Slovenian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

After being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1997 NBA draft (34th pick overall), Milič's rights were traded to the Phoenix Suns. After seeing limited NBA duty (44 career games) during his two seasons with the Suns,[1] he returned to Europe and played for Union Olimpija (where he started playing senior basketball), Real Madrid (two stints), Fortitudo Bologna (Italian League runner-up), Pesaro (2004 Italian Cup finalist) and Virtus Bologna. He also represented Fenerbahçe in the first part of the 1998–99 season, due to the NBA season's lockout, returning to Phoenix in January 1999.

Milič won four Slovenian Leagues and four Slovenian Cups with Union Olimpija and led the team to its only EuroLeague Final Four appearance so far, in 1997. With Real Madrid he had his biggest success as a player with the ULEB Cup title of 2007 paired with a Spanish League title that same year. He also won the Kuwait League in 2014.

On October 14, 2015, he announced retirement from the professional basketball.[2] On October 29, 2015, Union Olimpija retires Marko Milič's jersey.[3]

National team career[edit]

With the junior national teams of Slovenia, Milič played at the 1994 FIBA Europe Under-22 Championship and the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-22 Championship.

Milič played for the senior national basketball team of Slovenia from 1995 till 2006. He has played at the EuroBasket 1995, EuroBasket 1997, EuroBasket 1999, EuroBasket 2001, EuroBasket 2003, EuroBasket 2005 and 2006 FIBA World Championship.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Milič's father, Vladimir Milić, a Serb from Croatia based in Belgrade, was a shotputting champion in former Yugoslavia. His mother, Metka Papler, was also a successful sportswoman in Yugoslavia.[5]

Club 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.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Real Madrid 15 8 22.5 .519 .300 .556 4.6 1.9 1.8 .0 9.3 10.9
2001–02 Skipper Bologna 18 15 21.1 .496 .267 .659 3.6 1.4 1.8 .1 9.3 8.7
2004–05 Scavolini Pesaro 22 19 26.1 .489 .250 .617 4.6 2.2 1.6 .0 10.4 11.2
2006–07 Union Olimpija 11 11 26.5 .611 .200 .550 6.9 2.5 1.0 .1 15.1 16.3
2007–08 Union Olimpija 14 14 30.3 .517 .125 .744 6.4 1.5 1.2 .1 15.6 15.8
2008–09 Union Olimpija 6 4 21.3 .378 .0 .714 3.7 1.3 1.2 .0 9.0 9.3
2009–10 Entente Orléanaise 3 1 9.1 1.0 .0 .667 2.0 .0 .3 .0 2.7 5.0
Career 89 72 25.5 .513 .239 .628 4.8 1.8 1.5 .0 11.0 11.7

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Phoenix Suns 33 0 4.9 .609 .500 .647 .8 .4 .3 .0 2.8
1999–2000 Phoenix Suns 11 0 4.8 .400 .000 . .5 .2 .3 .1 1.5
Career 44 0 4.9 .560 .429 .647 .7 .3 .3 .0 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998 Phoenix Suns 2 0 2.0 .667 . . .5 .0 .5 .0 2.0
Career 2 0 2.0 .667 . . .5 .0 .5 .0 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marko Milic. nba.com
  2. ^ Perko, Drago (14 October 2015). "KZS "upokojil" Milića, ga bo zdaj še zaposlil?". kosarka.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Union Olimpija Ljubljana retires Marko Milic's jersey". Eurocupbasketball.com. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Marko MILIC (SLO) participated in 14 FIBA / FIBA Zones events
  5. ^ "Marko Milić: Jednom legenda, uvek legenda". kosmagazin.com (in Serbian). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 

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