Petar Naumoski

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Petar Naumoski
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Naumoski in 2015.
Personal information
Born (1968-08-27) August 27, 1968 (age 48)
Prilep, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1989–2011
Position Guard
Number 7
Career history
1989–1991 Split
1991–1992 Rabotnički
1992–1994 Efes Pilsen
1994–1995 Benetton Treviso
1995–1999 Efes Pilsen
2000–2001 Benetton Treviso
2002 Montepaschi Siena
2002–2004 Olimpia Milano
2004 Ülkerspor
2008 Guido Rossi
2008–2009 Derthona Basket
2009 Guido Rossi
2010–2011 MZT Skopje
Career highlights and awards

Petar "Pece" Naumoski (Macedonian: Петар "Пеце" Наумоски; born 27 August 1968) is a former Macedonian professional basketball player. At a height of 1.95 m (6'4 ¾") tall, and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.),[1] he played mainly at the point guard position during his career, but he could also play as a shooting guard and a small forward. He was a very skillful play maker. In his pro playing career, he had some quite successful years, while playing in Turkey and Italy.

Professional playing career[edit]

In his career, Naumoski won all of the 3 different European-wide professional club basketball leagues that existed while he was playing. He won the championship of the top-tier level European-wide league, the EuroLeague, two times. With the Yugoslavian League club Split, in the 1989–90 season, and the 1990–91 season.

He also won the championship of the secondary level European-wide league, the FIBA Saporta Cup, with the Italian League club Treviso Basket, in the 1994–95 season. He won the Saporta Cup again, with the Italian club Mens Sana Basket, in the 2001–02 season. In addition, he also won the championship of the third-tier level European-wide league, the FIBA Korać Cup, with the Turkish Super League club Efes, in the 1995–96 season.

He was a three time FIBA EuroStar, in the years 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Macedonian national team[edit]

Naumoski was a member of the senior men's Macedonian national basketball team. With Macedonia, he played at the 1999 EuroBasket.[2]

Post playing career[edit]

Naumoski once served as the Sport Minister of the Republic of Macedonia. In June 2007, some Turkish newspapers claimed that Efes Pilsen was considering Naumoski to be their new head basketball coach of the club, to replace Oktay Mahmuti.[3] However, the Turkish club ultimately opted to hire David Blatt instead.

On 27 April 2015, he was named the President of the Basketball Federation of Macedonia. On 9 February 2017, Efes retired his number 7 jersey.

Personal[edit]

Naumoski also has a Turkish passport, under the name of Namık Polat, as well as Italian citizenship.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

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