Zoran Savić

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Zoran Savić
Personal information
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 50)
Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1988 / Undrafted
Playing career 1989–2002
Position Center
Career history
1989–1991 Jugoplastika / Pop 84
1991–1993 FC Barcelona
1993–1995 PAOK Bravo
1995–1996 Real Madrid
1996–1998 Kinder Bologna
1998–1999 Efes Pilsen
2000–2001 FC Barcelona
2001–2002 Skipper Bologna
Career highlights and awards

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, he also signed with FC Barcelona, and he spent a couple of seasons with them playing in Spain's Liga ACB. In 1993 he reached with FC Barcelona in the semifinals of FIBA Korać Cup where they eliminated by Virtus Roma of Dino Rađa.

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 1997.

With Kinder Bologna, he won 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[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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