Zoran Savić

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Zoran Savić
Partizan Mozzart Bet
PositionSports director
LeagueBasketball League of Serbia
ABA League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 57)
Zenica, SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight120 kg (265 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1988: undrafted
Playing career1985–2002
PositionCenter
Career history
1985–1987Čapljina Lasta
1987–1989Čelik
1989–1991Jugoplastika
1991–1993FC Barcelona
1993–1995PAOK Thessaloniki
1995–1996Real Madrid
1996–1998Virtus Bologna
1998–1999Efes Pilsen
2000–2001FC Barcelona
2001–2002Fortitudo Bologna
Career highlights and awards
As player:
Medals
Men’s Basketball
Representing  Yugoslavia
FIBA World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Argentina Team
EuroBasket
Gold medal – first place 1991 Italy Team
Representing  Yugoslavia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
EuroBasket
Gold medal – first place 1995 Greece Team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Spain Team

Zoran Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Савић; born November 18, 1966) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former professional player who is currently the sports director for Partizan Belgrade of the Serbian KLS, the Adriatic League and the EuroLeague. The 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) tall center played in various European countries throughout his career.

Professional career

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 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 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

SFR Yugoslavia

Savić was a member of the senior SFR Yugoslav national team. With SFR Yugoslavia, he won a gold medal at the 1990 edition of the FIBA World Cup. He also won a gold medal at the 1991 edition of the FIBA EuroBasket.

FR Yugoslavia

Savić also represented the senior FR Yugoslav national team. As a member of FR Yugoslavia's national team, he won a gold medal at the 1995 EuroBasket. He was also a part of FR Yugoslavia's silver medal team at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Savić also won the gold medal at the 1997 EuroBasket.

Post-playing career

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

On 16 March 2021, Partizan hired Savić as their new sports director.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Zoran Savić – sinonim za trofeje". b92.net. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Zoran SAVIC - Olympic Basketball | Yugoslavia". International Olympic Committee. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  3. ^ "Zoran Savic: 'Always room for growth'". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  4. ^ "Too good (not) to be true - Zoran Savić sportski direktor Partizana". mozzartsport. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Savić u Partizanu: Nedostajao mi je stres, Bogdanović da bude model". b92.net. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.

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