Zoran Savić

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Zoran Savić
Personal information
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 51)
Zenica, SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight116 kg (256 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1988 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2002
PositionCenter
Career history
1989–1991Split
1991–1993Barcelona
1993–1995PAOK
1995–1996Real Madrid
1996–1998Virtus Bologna
1998–1999Efes Pilsen
2000–2001Barcelona
2001–2002Fortitudo Bologna
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Zoran Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Савић; born November 18, 1966) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. The 208 cm (6'10") tall center played in various European countries.

Professional career[edit]

Savić made first career steps as a basketball player with Čelik in the First League of Yugoslavia. In 1990 and 1991, he played with Jugoplastika in Split, winning the Triple crown (both the Yugoslav league title, the Yugoslav Cup and the FIBA European Champions Cup (now known as the EuroLeague), in each of those two years. In 1991, he left Yugoslavia and Pop 84, and signed with FC Barcelona, where he spent a couple of seasons with them playing in Spain's Liga ACB. In 1993, he reached with FC Barcelona, the semifinals of the FIBA Korać Cup, where they were eliminated by Virtus Roma and Dino Rađja.

Savić then became a member of PAOK Bravo in Greece. With PAOK, he won the FIBA Korać Cup in 1994, against Stefanel Trieste, and the Greek Cup against Chipita Panionios, in 1995. He then spent a year with the Spanish club Real Madrid, before settling in Italy, with Kinder Bologna, in 1996.

With Kinder Bologna, he won the Italian Cup in 1997, and the Italian LBA League championship, as well as the EuroLeague, in 1998. He was awarded with the EuroLeague Final Four MVP award of the 1998 EuroLeague Final Four. In the summer of 1998, he moved to the Turkish club Efes Pilsen, of Istanbul, and with them he won the Turkish Supercup.

Savić then returned to FC Barcelona in 2000, and then moved to the Italian club Skipper Bologna in 2001. In 2002, he ended his professional basketball playing career.

National team career[edit]

Internationally, Zoran Savić won gold medals with Yugoslavia at the 1990 edition of the FIBA World Cup, and during the 1991, 1995, and 1997 editions of the EuroBasket. He was also a part of Yugoslavia's silver medal team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, in Atlanta.

Administrative career[edit]

After retiring from playing at Fortitudo Bologna in 2002, Savić became part of the club's management. He spent three years as the team's general manager. From 2005 until 2008, he was the general manager of FC Barcelona Bàsquet. From 2008 to 2009, he managed Fortitudo.

He then became a sports agent, founding Invictus Sports Group.

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