Steve Malovic

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Steve Malovic
Personal information
Born(1956-07-21)July 21, 1956
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedApril 13, 2007(2007-04-13) (aged 50)
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolAlhambra (Phoenix, Arizona)
CollegeUSC (1974–1976)
San Diego State (1977–1979)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 7 / Pick: 149th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1979–1996
PositionPower forward
Number4, 44
Career history
1979Washington Bullets
1979–1980San Diego Clippers
1980Detroit Pistons
1980–1981Stella Azzurra Roma
1981Real Madrid
1981–1985Hapoel Ramat Gan
1985–1986Viola Reggio Calabria
1986–1988Elitzur Maccabi Netanya
1988–1991Hapoel Galil Elyon
1991–1992Beitar Tel Aviv
1992–1995Hapoel Galil Elyon
1995–1996Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards
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Stephen Lawrence Malovic (July 21, 1956 – April 13, 2007) was an American-Israeli basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for one season and enjoyed a long career in Israel, where he ultimately obtained Israeli citizenship.

Malovic played college basketball at the University of Southern California and San Diego State University. He played 39 games in the 1979–80 NBA season for the Washington Bullets, San Diego Clippers and Detroit Pistons. Following that season, Malovic played in Italy and Spain, finally settling into the Israeli top league. He played until 1996 for several teams and was a part of an Israeli League championship with Hapoel Galil Elyon in 1993.[1]

Malovic died on April 13, 2007 of a heart attack.[1]


  1. ^ a b Livnat, Arie (April 15, 2007). "Basketball: Steve Malovic dies at 50". Haaretz. Retrieved November 2, 2014.