Darko Milicic: from NBA to fishing to pro kickboxing


darko-milicic-bostonFormer Serbian NBA player Darko Milicic reportedly is looking to try a new career – in kickboxing. According to NBASerbia.com, Milicic has signed a contract to become a pro-kickboxer in his home country.

Since being released by the Boston Celtics in 2012, Milicic never returned to the NBA.

In 2013 Milicic announced that that he will be retiring from the NBA, to pursue a new career – in fishing. At the time, Milicic reportedly competed in the 2013 World Carp Classic in Italy.

Milicic never became the NBA player he was projected to become.

Despite having skills and being drafted by the Detroit Pistons after LeBron James and before Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, he didn’t achieve any significant success in the NBA.

Many refer to Milicic as NBA’s biggest recent bust, despite that his career in the league lasted for 11 years.

He won an NBA championship with Detroit Pistons in 2004. He had his best season as Minnesota’s starting center in 2010-2011, when he averaged 8.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2 bpg in 24.4 mpg.

During his career Milicic played for Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, NY Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. He played a total of 468 NBA games, starting in 208, averaging 6.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.3 bpg in 18.5 mpg.

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