Vladimir Micov

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Vladimir Micov
Vladimir Micov 5 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 20171130 (cropped).jpg
Micov with Olimpia Milano in 2017
No. 5 – Olimpia Milano
Position Small forward
League LBA
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 33)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Beopetrol
2002–2003 Crvena zvezda
2003–2004 OKK Beograd
2004–2005 Lavovi 063
2005–2007 Budućnost Podgorica
2007 Partizan
2007–2009 Budućnost Podgorica
2009 Panionios
2009–2010 Caja Laboral
2010–2012 Bennet Cantù
2012–2014 CSKA Moscow
2014–2017 Galatasaray
2017–present Olimpia Milano
Career highlights and awards

Vladimir "Vlado" Micov (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Мицов, born April 16, 1985) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Olimpia Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and the EuroLeague. Standing at a height of 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he mainly plays as a small forward.

Professional career[edit]

Micov began his pro career in the 2003–04 season with OKK Beograd. He then moved to KK Lavovi 063 in the 2004–05 season. He joined Budućnost Podgorica for the 2005–06 season. He moved to Partizan Belgrade in 2007. He won the Serbian League championship with Partizan Belgrade in 2007.

He then returned to Budućnost Podgorica for the 2007–08 season. In 2009, he joined the Greek Basket League club Panionios Nea Smyrni.[1][2] He then moved to the Spanish ACB League club Caja Laboral Baskonia.[3] In January 2010. he joined the Italian League team Pallacanestro Cantù.[4]

In July 2012, he signed a one-year deal, with an option for a second year, with the Russian team PBC CSKA Moscow.[5] In June 2013, CSKA decided not to use the out option on his contract, and thus kept him in the club for one more season.[6] In July 2014, his contract with CSKA expired, and he became a free agent.[7]

On July 14, 2014, he signed with the Turkish team Galatasaray Liv Hospital.[8] On June 15, 2015, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club.[9] In the 2015–16 Eurocup season, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team.[10] Galatasaray then won the EuroCup championship, later that same season.

On July 10, 2017, Micov signed with Italian club Olimpia Milano.[11] On September 30, 2018, Micov was named MVP of the 2018 Italian Supercup.[12]

International career[edit]

Micov won the gold medal at the 2001 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship as a member of the FR Yugoslavia youth national team. He won the bronze medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, as a member of the Serbia and Montenegro junior national team.

His breakthrough in the senior Serbian national team was set back by injuries, but he was eventually a part of the preliminary Serbia national squad during training camp for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The then 29-year-old was widely expected to make the team's final roster cut, however, during the last preparation friendly game, against New Zealand, Micov got into a mid-game argument with Serbian head coach Aleksandar Đorđević, that led to Đorđević taking Micov out of the game, and later expelling him from the bench.[13] At the post-game press conference, the Serbian coach announced that, "Micov's short career in the national squad has ended", with Micov later saying to the media that he read the coach's words, and that he accepted his decision, while also stating that Đorđević was, "maybe too nervous".[14][15]

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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Caja Laboral 7 2 15.8 .647 .500 .455 2.9 .9 .1 .0 4.1 6.9
2011–12 Cantù 14 14 28.8 .408 .394 .857 4.1 3.2 1.1 .4 10.4 12.1
2012–13 CSKA Moscow 30 7 21.9 .437 .420 .607 2.7 1.7 .6 .2 7.6 7.0
2013–14 31 10 20.7 .464 .488 .778 2.9 1.3 .5 .2 7.7 8.3
2014–15 Galatasaray 20 20 28.3 .395 .311 .843 3.0 2.3 .7 .1 9.9 9.7
2016–17 Galatasaray 29 26 29.1 .411 .432 .769 3.6 2.4 .8 .1 11.2 11.4
2017–18 Milano 29 28 27.5 .481 .443 .780 2.6 2.2 .6 .1 10.9 11.2
Career 160 107 25.1 .440 .425 .768 3.0 2.0 .6 .2 9.3 9.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panionios signs Vladimir Micov. (Greek) Archived 2012-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Panionios announced Vladimir Micov.
  3. ^ Euroleague.net CAJA LABORAL adds Vladimir Micov.
  4. ^ Pallacanestro Cantù signs Vladimir Micov (Italian)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ CSKA Moscow announced Vlado Micov
  6. ^ "Jackson, Micov and Zozulin stay in CSKA". cskabasket.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Thank you, Vlado!". cskabasket.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  8. ^ Galatasaray signs Vlado Micov
  9. ^ "Micov ostaje u Galatasaraju". b92.net (in Serbian). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  10. ^ 2015-16 All-Eurocup First, Second teams announced
  11. ^ "OLIMPIA BRINGS VLADIMIR MICOV BACK IN ITALY". Olimpiamilano.com/. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Vlado Micov è l'MVP della Supercoppa 2018" [Vlado Micov is 2018 Supercup MVP]. Sportando.basketball (in Italian). 30 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  13. ^ ""Stotka" u košu i sukob pred SP!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Đorđević: Micov je završio kratku karijeru u reprezentaciji". sportnetwork.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Micov: Možda je bio prenervozan". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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