Vujčić while playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
|Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv|
|League||Israeli Premier League
June 14, 1978 |
Vrgorac, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2002–2008||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2011–2013||KK Split (Manager)|
|2013–present||Maccabi Tel Aviv (Team Manager)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nikola Vujčić (born June 14, 1978) is a Croatian former professional basketball player and currently a team manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv. At 2.11 m (6 ft 11), playing at both the center and power forward positions, he was a five time All-EuroLeague selection and was voted as a member of the EuroLeague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team.
Vujčić was the first player in the EuroLeague to achieve a triple-double in the league's current era (2001–present). On November 3, 2005, he helped in Maccabi's 95-68 win versus Prokom Trefl Sopot with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. On November 30, 2006, Vujčić recorded another triple-double, the second in the EuroLeague's current era, in Maccabi's 110–87 win over Union Olimpija, with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Vujčić was born in Vrgorac, in inland Dalmatia, Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia. He made his professional debut with KK Split in 1995–96, coming from the young team of the club. Played there till 2000–01, wearing number 7 that once belonged to former Split star and former NBA player Toni Kukoč. With Split, Vujčić appeared twice in the Croatian League playoff final, played 57 EuroLeague/SuproLeague games, and 28 Saporta Cup games.
In 2001, he was signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv as a replacement for Nate Huffman, who was expected to leave. At the last moment, though, Huffman decided to return for one more season so Maccabi sent Vujčić on loan to French club ASVEL Villeurbanne. Vujčić helped them win the French League championship for the first time in 21 years. He also took part in 14 EuroLeague games that season, averaging 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Croatian national team
In the 2013–14 season, Vujčić returned to his former club, Maccabi Tel Aviv, as the team's manager.
|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|
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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 seasons in which Vujčić's team won the EuroLeague|
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