Dalibor Bagarić

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Dalibor Bagarić
Dalibor Bagarić 2010.jpg
Dalibor Bagarić with Cibona in 2010.
Personal information
Born (1980-02-07) February 7, 1980 (age 37)
Munich, West Germany
Nationality Croatian / German
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1996–2016
Position Center
Number 44, 11
Career history
1996–1997 Karlovac
1997–1998 Benston Zagreb
1998–1999 Cibona
1999–2000 Benston Zagreb
20002003 Chicago Bulls
2003–2004 Olympiacos
2004–2006 Fortitudo Bologna
2006–2007 Akasvayu Girona
2007–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010 Cibona
2010 Dubrava
2010–2011 Maroussi
2011 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid
2011–2012 Cedevita
2012 Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2012–2013 Amchit Club
2013 KK Zabok
2013 Étoile Sportive du Sahel
2014 KK Zabok
2014 Al-Ahli Benghazi
2014–2015 Brose Baskets Bamberg
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 251 (2.6 ppg)
Rebounds 238 (2.5 rpg)
Assists 37 (0.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dalibor Bagarić (born July 2, 1980) is a Croatian former professional basketball player. He had a stint with the NBA's Chicago Bulls from 2000 to 2003.

Professional career

A 7'1" (2.16 m) center born in Munich, West Germany, Bagarić had averaged 18.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game for the Croatian team Benston Zagreb before the Bulls selected him with the 24th pick in the 2000 NBA draft. Bagarić never averaged more than 2.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during his time with the Bulls.

He returned to Europe after the Bulls bought out his contract in 2003, and began playing for the Greek club Olympiacos. In 2004, he moved to Italian club Fortitudo Bologna. In the summer of 2006, he transferred to CB Girona of the Spanish ACB league. On September 2007 he returned to Fortitudo Bologna after signing on a one-year contract.[1] In November 2010 he signed with Maroussi.[2] At the beginning of the 2011–12 season, Bagarić signed with CB Valladolid, but left the club in late November, returning to Croatia and signing with Cedevita. In September 2012, he signed a one-month deal with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut in Lebanon.[3] In December 2012, he signed with the Lebanese club Amchit. In the 2013–14 season, he played for Étoile Sportive du Sahel in Tunisia, KK Zabok in Croatia and Al-Ahli Benghazi in Libya.[4] In 2014, he signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg of the Basketball Bundesliga where he signed on December 2, 2014 a contract extension.[5]

On June 9, 2016, Bagarić announced his retirement.[6]

National team career

With the junior national teams of Croatia, Bagarić won the gold medal at the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.

He was also a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. He has played at the EuroBasket 2003 and EuroBasket 2005.

References

  1. ^ Fortitudo brings back Bagaric - News - Welcome to ULEB Cup Archived 2013-02-05 at Archive.is
  2. ^ ΜΑΡΟΥΣΙ | Ψήλωσε με Μπαγκαριτς... (in Greek)
  3. ^ Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut signs 1-month deal with Dalibor Bagaric
  4. ^ Croatia, BAGARIĆ back to Zabok &... Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Brose Baskets Bamberg extends Dalibor Bagaric for the season
  6. ^ "Croatian big man Dalibor Bagaric retires at 36". Sportando. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

External links

  • ACB.com profile
  • Eurobasket.com profile
  • FIBA.com profile
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