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Marko Jarić
Марко Јарић
Position Combo Guard-Point Forward
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Spanish ACB League
Euroleague
Team Real Madrid
Born October 12, 1978 (1978-10-12) (age 31)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian / Greek
Draft 2nd round, 30th overall, 2000
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Peristeri (1996-98)
Fortitudo Bologna (1998-00)
Virtus Bologna (2000-02)
Los Angeles Clippers (2002-05)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2005-08)
Memphis Grizzlies (2008-09)
Awards All-Euroleague First Team 2002

Marko Jarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Јарић) (born October 12, 1978 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian professional basketball player. He is married to Brazilian model Adriana Lima.

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Pro career

Jarić is the only player ever to win back-to-back Italian Championships on two different teams. He won it in 2000 with Fortitudo Bologna and in 2001 with Virtus Bologna.

Jarić was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 12, 2005, along with Lionel Chalmers by the Clippers, in exchange for Sam Cassell and a future first-round draft pick.[1] He was traded to the Grizzlies on June 26, 2008 in an eight-player deal involving rookie guard O. J. Mayo and rookie forward Kevin Love.[2]

For the 2009-10 NBA season, Marko Jaric and the Memphis Grizzlies mutually agreed that Jaric would not attend training camp or any of the preseason games. Jaric was granted permission to seek a new team and a possible contract buyout for the remaining 2 years and $15 million of his contract.[3] He then signed with Real Madrid on December 22, 2009.[4]

National team

Medal record
Competitor for  Yugoslavia
FIBA World Championship
Gold 2002 Indianapolis National Team
FIBA European Championship
Gold 2001 Turkey National Team

As a junior national team player, Jarić won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. As a member of the senior FR Yugoslavia national basketball team, Jarić won gold medals at both the EuroBasket 2001 and the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

Personal information

Marko Jarić is the son of Srećko Jarić, a retired Serbian professional basketball player.[5] He also holds Greek nationality[6], under the surname Latsis.[7]

On June 12, 2008, Jarić became engaged to Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima after proposing to her on her 27th birthday.[8] The couple wed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA on Valentine's Day 2009.[9] On Sunday, November 15, 2009, Jarić and Lima welcomed their first child, a daughter named Valentina Lima Jaric, in New York City.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 66 12 20.9 .401 .319 .752 2.4 2.9 1.5 .2 7.4
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 58 50 30.3 .388 .340 .733 3.0 4.8 1.6 .3 8.5
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 50 41 33.1 .414 .371 .720 3.2 6.1 1.7 .3 9.9
2005–06 Minnesota 75 49 28.0 .399 .301 .688 3.1 3.9 1.4 .3 7.8
2006–07 Minnesota 70 13 22.2 .418 .376 .761 2.6 2.1 1.1 .2 5.3
2007–08 Minnesota 75 56 29.2 .430 .362 .742 3.0 4.1 1.3 .4 8.3
2008–09 Memphis 53 0 11.4 .331 .393 .707 1.2 1.4 .6 .2 2.6
Career 447 221 25.2 .404 .344 .730 2.7 3.6 1.3 .2 7.1

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