Mile Ilić

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Mile Ilić
No. 9 – Lietkabelis Panevėžys
Position Center
League Lithuanian Basketball League
Baltic Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1984-06-02) June 2, 1984 (age 31)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2006 FMP Železnik
2006–2007 New Jersey Nets
2007 Colorado 14ers
2007–2008 Lokomotiv Rostov
2008 Bilbao Berri
2008–2009 Cajasol
2010 Metalac Valjevo
2010–2011 FMP Železnik
2011–2012 Crvena zvezda
2013 Vojvodina Srbijagas
2013–2014 Mahram Tehran
2014 MIA Academy
2015–present Lietkabelis Panevėžys

Mile Ilić (Serbian: Миле Илић; born June 2, 1984) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for BC Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League, formerly of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ilić, a 2.15 m tall (7'1") center, was drafted by the Nets in 2005 as the 43rd overall pick, and began his rookie season in 2006–07.

The Nets signed Ilić on September 13, 2006, as a foreseeable future backup for countryman Nenad Krstić. On February 26, 2007 the Nets assigned him to the Colorado 14ers, their NBA Development League affiliate. Ilić thus became the first player that the Nets assigned to the D-League since instituting affiliate teams (prior to the 2005–06 NBA season).

On October 29, 2007, he was traded by the Nets to New Orleans Hornets along with Bernard Robinson for David Wesley (both Ilić and Robinson were immediately waived by the Hornets).[1]

After getting waived in the NBA, Ilić returned to Europe signing with Russian League club Lokomotiv Rostov on November 26, 2007.[2]

On February 24, 2008, Ilić was signed by CB Bilbao Berri, team from the Spanish ACB.[3] Hampered by the recovery process from a leg injury he only appeared in 10 games for the club averaging 5.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

During the summer 2008 offseason, Ilić signed for CB Sevilla on July 28, 2008.[4]

In March 2013, he signed to play with Vojvodina Srbijagas until the end of the season.[5] In October 2013, he signed with Mahram Tehran BC.[6] In January 2014, he signed with MIA Academy.[7] On 17 October, 2015 he signed with BC Lietkabelis.[8]


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