Nikola Lončar

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Nikola Lončar
Partizan NIS
Position Sports director
Personal information
Born (1972-05-31) May 31, 1972 (age 45)
Kragujevac, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian / Spanish
Listed height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Listed weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Playing career 1989–2006
Position Shooting guard
Number 6, 7, 10
Career history
1989–1995 Partizan
1995–1996 Real Madrid
1996–1997 Cagiva Varese
1997–1998 PSG Racing
1998 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1998–1999 Joventut Badalona
2000 Zucchetti Montecatini
2001–2002 Breogán
2002–2005 Estudiantes
2005–2006 Partizan
2006 Armani Jeans Milano
Career highlights and awards

Nikola Lončar (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Лончар; born May 31, 1972) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He also holds Spanish citizenship.

Professional career[edit]

Lončar started his career at Partizan, making his professional debut in 1989. With Partizan, he won the Euroleague in 1992. Lončar also played for Real Madrid, Cagiva Varese, PSG Racing, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Joventut Badalona, Zucchetti Montecatini, Breogán, Estudiantes and Armani Jeans Milano.

Yugoslav national team[edit]

Lončar was a member of the Yugoslav national team at four major tournaments during the 1990s. He took silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, gold medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Greece, and two FIBA European Championship medals (gold in 1997 and bronze in 1999).

Post-playing[edit]

After ending his basketball playing career in 2006, Lončar began working on Spanish television as studio analyst for the NBA coverage on Movistar+ platform.

In March 2018, Lončar was named a sports director of Partizan NIS.[1][2]

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