Now I am playing in the Italian league for this great team, MONTEPASCHI SIENA. A greta opportunity to go on competing in Europe at the highest level.
CHAMPIONS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CUP 2010! The pre-season has been affected by some injuries. The equipment is new, we have a new coach, we have found some difficulty to win teams under our level of quality ...... and what's more, we were down 13-2 in the opening minutes of the President's Cup match against Fenerbahce. They were favourite, according to an elementary logic and to the press: they had no injured players, most of his team was from last year, they were in good shape. BUT We won! Because sometimes a tremendous desire, a great contribution of every player, and with a bit of luck, you can overcome all problems. Now we are highly motivated, and with the return of the injured players, we will demonstrate our genuine quality. Now we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Euroleague
A courageous decision
Signing in EFES was an important decission to try and be successful in a new team and league. Efes Pilsen Istanbul, Turkey ... I was facing again a new challenge with enthusiasm and renewed strength. Basketball in Turkey -WORLD SUBCHAMPION by then- has acquired its greatest importance and it is living a very sweet moment in which I wanted to participate and do my bit..... An important step and I wanted to become successful in that new season. Efes Pilsen Istanbul, Turkey ... I was facing again a challenge with enthusiasm and renewed strength...
Un gran salto en mi carrera
Hasta ahora ha sido ''el equipo de mi carrera''. Disfruté increíblemente en este equipo. Tuvimos muchos éxitos, encontré muchos amigos para toda la vida: Tiago, Mirza, Pablo, Ariel....hemos jugado con ojos cerrados, hemos ganado todo lo posible que se puede ganar en liga de España, que es la mejor liga de Europa, seguro, hemos disputado la Final-4 dos veces..... ¿Y qué decir de la afición? La relación con la afición es TREMENDA. Todo en el TAU resulta inolvidable. Destacan sus grandes entrenadores, su gran presidente Querejeta y el maestro Salazar. Me faltan las palabras para ensalzar al TAU y a Vitoria-Gasteiz. Sólo digo: MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TODO.
TAU victories have been mine as well. I owe a lot to Vitoria-Gasteiz, J. Querejeta, to the fans, coaches and teammates I met in TAU during those three successful years throughout Europe! Our personal relationship was like in a real family aiming at the same goals.
A powerful team
I didn't have a good time at Real Madrid. I had a great desire to show my qualities as a player, and to thank the great Boza Maljkovic his decision to sign me and trust in me. I am grateful to Louis Bullock for his enormous help, he was one of the best companions you can have in a team, also Felipe Reyes, Sonko ... But unfortunately injuries appeared, injuries and more injuries .... then at the beginning of the Play-Offs I suffered mumps .... what a bad luck! Almost 4 months virtually with no training and no games .... very bad ... the worst thing for a player like me ... In the end, when I was in good form, I played pretty well, but generally I could not feel happy with my season. On the other hand, it was very good the relationship with the fans giving me their huge support..... until I inked TAU:) A great city.
Taking Cibeles Fountain
With great power upon the media from the capital team. People taking public fountains as a sign of victory ... nearly always.
An important leap
PAMESA: Valencia is for me the most beautiful city in Europe. If I had to decide where to live in, excluding Belgrade, I'm sure it would be Valencia. In addition, I met my good friend José Luis who lived in the same building.... Pablo Laso is a very, very good coach, a superb and I learned a lot from him ..... We reached the semifinals of the King Cup (Copa del Rey) and the ULEB Cup semifinals. Not bad if you remember that Fabri Oberto, Tomasevic, Montechia and Rigaudeau were injured and the season very long ..... For me it was another great league, the ACB, and a great team with great prospects. Montechia, Rigaudeau, Oberto, Tomasevic, Okulaja .... In Pamesa I found great opportunities to play as I like and great teammates.
Minnesota Timberwolves meant another leap, perhaps in advance, but a great experience in my career.
Great hopes in a little time
Minnesota: my dream was always to play the NBA, and I got it .... but I didn't have many opportunities to play since I used to play only 5 minutes per game, what could I do? Nothing but train, train and more training. I joined the NBA without a good shot yet, but when I left I was one of the best shooters .... The city was very cold and generally speaking I'd say I don't like too much the lifestyle in the U.S.
My first triumphs
They were 2 UNFORGETTABLE seasons. It was the first time I left home to live "out''....'and of course I had a great time. I met many friends and we won many titles. The people in Montenegro and KK Buducnost club received me with their arms wide open and in return I offered them good plays and good games. By the way, my father had also played in this team years ago.
A team, a town
Red Star was already my team during my youth. My father played for Red Star also ..... I grew up surrounded by Red Star which also has the best fans in Serbia ...... what a pity that the team has had some problems lately .... but it calls me up many good memories cause I was born in Belgrade and was playing at 'home' in my own hometown.... team picture from 2004 red star. Text "this season will be remembered for incredible atmosphere we had in the lockeroom". Great guys and players!
A YOUNG KNIGHT...
2004 WITH RED STAR
That season will be remembered for the incredible atmosphere we had in the lockeroom. There were great guys and better players!