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 32)
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
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2006 FMP Železnik
2006–2007 New Jersey Nets
2007 Colorado 14ers
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 Qatar Club
2015–present Lietkabelis Panevėžys
Career highlights and awards

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. He played with 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.

Career[edit]

Ilić started his senior career with FMP. In the 2005 NBA Draft he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets as a 43rd overall pick.[1] On September 13, 2006, Nets signed Ilić as a foreseeable future backup for countryman Nenad Krstić.[2] On February 26, 2007, the Nets assigned him to the Colorado 14ers, their NBA Development League affiliate.[3] 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).[4]

After getting waived in the NBA, Ilić returned to Europe and signed with Lokomotiv Rostov on November 26, 2007.[5] However he never played for the Russian club because of injury.[6] On February 24, 2008, he signed with CB Bilbao Berri, team from the Spanish ACB.[7] 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.

On July 28, 2008, Ilić signed with CB Sevilla for the 2008–09 season.[8] On March 27, 2009, he parted ways with Sevilla after averaging only 2 points and 2 rebounds per game.[9]

In March 2010, he signed with Metalac Valjevo for the 2009–10 Serbian Superleague season.[10] For the 2010–11 season he returned to FMP Železnik.[11] The 2011–12 season he played with Crvena zvezda. In March 2013, signed with Vojvodina Srbijagas for the 2012–13 Serbian Superleague season.[12]

In October 2013, he signed with Mahram Tehran BC of the Iranian Super League.[13] In January 2014, he left Tehran and signed with MIA Academy of the Georgian Super Liga for the rest of the season.[14]

In 2015, he played with Qatar Club.[15] On October 17, 2015 he signed with the Lithuanian club Lietkabelis Panevėžys.[16]

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