Ex-NBA first round draft pick retires, becomes professional fisherman


Darko_MilicicFormer NBA player from Serbia, Darko Milicic has announced a few months ago that he will be retiring from the NBA, according to Sports-Kings. Milicic played just one game for Boston Celtics in 2012-2013 season.

However, it seems like Milicic has found himself a new job – a professional fisherman. Milicic will reportedly be competing in Italy at the 2013 World Carp Classic.

Milicic was drafted by Detroit Pistons in 2003 NBA draft, in the first round, with such players as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade being drafted after him. Milicic won an NBA championship with Detroit Pistons in 2004.

Milicic has been considered a bust ever since his arrival into the league. 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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