Miloš Teodosić

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Miloš Teodosić
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Teodosić with Olympiacos, in 2009.
No. 4 – CSKA Moscow
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 30)
Valjevo, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2007 FMP Železnik
2005–2006 Borac Čačak
2007–2011 Olympiacos
2011–present CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Miloš Teodosić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Теодосић, born March 19, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at a height of 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in), he primarily plays the point guard position, as well as the shooting guard position. He is a six time All-EuroLeague selection, and was voted EuroLeague MVP in 2010.[1][2]

Teodosić helped the Serbian national team to win a EuroBasket silver medal in 2009, as well as a FIBA World Cup silver medal in 2014, being elected to the All-Tournament Team in both competitions. He also won a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games.[3] He was named FIBA Europe Player of the Year in 2010 and in 2016 he was voted best non-NBA player in the world by NBA coaches,[4] as well as European Player of the Year by La Gazzetta dello Sport.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

He began playing basketball in hometown clubs KK Student and Metalac. He then moved to Belgrade-based club FMP Železnik where he signed his first professional contract. After being loaned to Borac Čačak for the 2005–06 season, he had a breakthrough 2006–07 season. Over 16 games in the ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup), he averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game. FMP was eventually eliminated in the semifinal of this second-tier level European-wide competition.[6] They also played in the final series of the Adriatic League playoffs, where they lost to Partizan Belgrade.

Olympiacos[edit]

In 2007, Teodosić signed a five-year contract with Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League, worth 2.8 million net income (after taxes). Olympiacos also had to pay a buyout to FMP Železnik, in order to secure his rights. The contract he signed with Olympiacos included a €1.3 million buyout clause amount. However, the contract also stipulated that Olympiacos would hold the right to match any offer made to him by another club that offered to pay his buyout.[7]

In the 2009–10 Euroleague season, Teodosić averaged 13.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, all career highs up to that point. Teodosić played a crucial role in Olympiacos, reaching the EuroLeague Final Four, where they eventually lost in the final to FC Barcelona, after beating KK Partizan in the semifinal. Teodosić was voted onto the All-EuroLeague First Team, and on 8 May 2010, he was officially announced as the EuroLeague 2010 MVP, his first, and to this date only, EuroLeague MVP award win in his career.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

On July 6, 2011, Teodosić signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Russian League and VTB United League.[8][9] The contract was worth 5.7 million euros net income.[10] In his first season with the Russian club, he led them to the EuroLeague Final, where they lost 62-61 to his former club, Olympiacos. He was named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team before the start of the Final Four.[11] His second season with CSKA was statistically even better for him, as he averaged 12.7 points, 4.9 assists, and a career-high 2.8 rebounds in the EuroLeague. He was also once again named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team, his second consecutive nomination.[12]

2013–14 season

After beating Panathinaikos in the quarterfinal playoff series round in the 2013–14 Euroleague, CSKA Moscow lost in the semifinal of the EuroLeague Final Four to Maccabi Tel Aviv.[13] Shortly after failing to win the EuroLeague for the third straight year, the president of CSKA blamed Teodosić and his Serbian teammate, Nenad Krstić, for not putting enough effort in over the season.[14][15] Back on the Russian national domestic league front, shortly after the EuroLeague Final Four, CSKA was facing elimination in the VTB United League playoff quarterfinal series versus Lokomotiv Kuban, trailing 0-2, without home court advantage. Teodosić and Krstić helped CSKA storm back to win the series 3-2, after the large deficit, in order to advance to the league's semifinals, as they answered the previous criticism from the club's president. Eventually, CSKA won the VTB United League by sweeping Nizhny Novgorod 3-0 in the finals series.[16] Teodosić was named the VTB Playoffs MVP. Despite winning the VTB United League, the 2013-14 season was seen as a disappointment for CSKA, and it was expected that Teodosić, as well as his teammate Nenad Krstić, and team head coach Ettore Messina, could all leave the club over the summer.[17] Eventually, Krstić and Messina left the club. However, in June 2014, Teodosić extended his contract with the club for three more years.[18]

2014–15 season

On November 7, 2014, in a EuroLeague game victory against Unicaja Málaga, Teodosić recorded a career-high 27 points, while also adding 10 assists.[19] In May 2015, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team for his performances throughout the season.[20] CSKA Moscow managed to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four for the fourth straight season, after eliminating Panathinaikos, for the second straight season in the quarterfinals series 3–1.[21] However, in the semifinal game, despite being dubbed by media members as the favorite to advance, CSKA Moscow once again lost to Olympiacos. The final score was 70–68, after Olympiacos came back in the 4th quarter, led by Vassilis Spanoulis.[22] Teodosić was ineffective in the game, scoring 8 points, on 2 for 9 shooting, with 5 assists, and 6 turnovers. CSKA Moscow eventually finished in third place, after defeating Fenerbahçe 86–80 in the third place game,[23] in a game which Teodosić did not play, due to muscle fatigue.[24]

Teodosić, however, had one of his best seasons in recent years, averaging a career-high 14.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and a league-leading 7 assists, over 24 games played in the EuroLeague. CSKA Moscow finished the season by winning the VTB United League, after eliminating Khimki 3–0 in the league's finals series.[25]

2015–16 season

In the 2015-16 EuroLeague season, Teodosić formed one of the deadliest 1-2 punches in the EuroLeague, along with Nando De Colo, who ended up being voted the season's EuroLeague MVP. The team solidified its quality with the usual good results prior to the EuroLeague Final Four, with Teodosić playing one of the best seasons of his career. He shot the ball very efficiently overall in each stage of the competition. The year proved to be successful for CSKA, as they finally won the EuroLeague championship, after beating Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 101-96 in the finals, after overtime. Individually, Teodosić was a key player in the win, posting 19 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals, and thus, finally winning the EuroLeague title, after several previous failed attempts to do so in the EuroLeague Final Four.

2016–17 season

On October 31, 2016, he was named the October 2016 EuroLeague MVP of the Month.[26]

Serbian national team[edit]

Teodosić was a member of the Serbian junior national teams. Playing with Serbia's junior national teams, he won the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He also won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was named the MVP of the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship,[27] where he also won the gold medal.

He currently plays for the Serbian national basketball senior team. With the senior men's Serbian national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2007. At the EuroBasket 2009, he reached the final with Serbia, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

In 2010, Teodosić was named to the Serbian roster for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. After being suspended for a brawl in a friendly game against Greece, Teodosić made a game-winning three-point field goal from about nine meters distance in the quarterfinals, sending Serbia into the semifinals with a 92-89 upset of Spain. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team.

He was also a part of the team at the EuroBasket 2011, in Lithuania, which took eighth place.

Teodosić was a member of the Serbian roster that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team, as he averaged 13.6 points and 4.4 assists per game, over 9 tournament games.[28][29]

He captained the senior Serbian national team for the first time in his career at the EuroBasket 2015.[30] In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated Group B, with a 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and the Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal games, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania 67–64,[31] and Serbia eventually lost to the tournament's host team, France, in the bronze-medal game, by a score of 81–68.[32] Over 9 tournament games, Teodosić averaged 11.8 points, 7.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, on 34.1% shooting from the field overall and 22.2% shooting from the three-point line.[33]

He also won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Miloš parents are Miodrag (father) and Zorana (mother). He has an older brother, Jovan, who is also a professional basketball player in Serbia. During an interview, Teodosić cited that he is very proud of his home town, Valjevo.[34] He is an avid Red Star fan. Starting in 2008, Teodosić had been dating Serbian volleyball player Maja Ognjenović.[34][35] They got engaged in 2010, only to break-up two years later.[36]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Teodosić during EuroBasket 2009.
Teodosić's game-winning 3-pointer over Jorge Garbajosa during the 2010 FIBA World Championship quarterfinal versus Spain.

Professional career[edit]

Olympiacos
CSKA Moscow

Individual[edit]

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 Teodosić's team won the EuroLeague
Led the league

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Olympiacos 23 7 19.5 .396 .273 .833 2.1 2.0 .7 .0 5.2 5.1
2008–09 17 10 14.6 .333 .353 1.000 .9 1.7 .5 .0 3.3 2.0
2009–10 22 21 30.2 .489 .426 .892 2.5 4.9 1.8 .2 13.4 16.8
2010–11 18 16 25.5 .327 .290 .898 2.7 3.6 .7 .1 10.9 10.7
2011–12 CSKA Moscow 22 20 26.5 .432 .361 .827 2.7 5.0 .6 .0 10.4 11.3
2012–13 30 29 29.7 .457 .377 .823 2.8 4.9 1.0 .1 12.7 13.2
2013–14 23 16 24.9 .406 .347 .927 2.5 4.0 .5 .0 10.7 10.2
2014–15 24 8 28.2 .431 .405 .866 2.8 7.0 .8 .0 14.8 15.9
2015–16 29 0 26.8 .468 .428 .884 2.7 5.7 .9 .0 16.1 17.8
Career 208 127 25.6 .429 .375 .873 2.5 4.5 .9 .0 11.3 12.0

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "TEODOSIĆ, Miloš". EUROLEAGUE.net. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ FIBA.com profile
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  7. ^ Redplanet.gr Ο Τεόντοσιτς και το συμβόλαιο του (Greek).
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  9. ^ Milos Teodosic moved to CSKA.
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