Predrag Savović

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Predrag Savović
Personal information
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 43)
Pula, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityMontenegro / Spain
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2009
PositionGuard
Number4, 1, 11
Career history
1993–1995Partizan
1995–1996Beovuk 72
1996–1997Šabac
2002–2003Denver Nuggets
2004Spirou Charleroi
2005–2009Iurbentia Bilbao
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Predrag Savović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Савовић; born 21 May 1976) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. Among many teams in his professional career he played for KK Partizan Belgrade, the NBA's Denver Nuggets and Iurbentia Bilbao of the Spanish ACB.

Early life and college career[edit]

Savović was born in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRJ) in the city Pula to a family of Montenegrin descent, he attended Ivan Goran Kovacic High School in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. He attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) from 1997–98 and then the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in the U.S., from 1998 to 2002. He holds degrees in International Business and Finance as well as Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa,[1] he also holds an EMBA Degree from University of Deusto, Deusto Business School. Predrag was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference pick in his junior and senior seasons, the MVP of the 2002 WAC tournament, and an honorable mention All-American selection by the Associated Press. Hawaii advanced to the first round of the NCAA tournament of 2002.[2]

Career[edit]

Savović grew up playing for Partizan Belgrade, Beovuk, and IVA Zorka Pharm Šabac, he moved to the American NCAA even though he was well into his twenties. Undrafted, he signed with the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets in 2002, for whom he played during the 2002-03 NBA season, making him one of only few European players at guard position by that time that made a transition from NCAA to NBA without being drafted. Last five years of his professional basketball career he has been an important member of Bilbao Basket, a member of ACB League in Spain until his retirement in 2009.[citation needed]

Personal life and business career[edit]

Predrag Savović is a co-founder of IBEXMONT D.O.O:, a consulting firm based in Republic of Montenegro.[citation needed]. He is also a Public Speaker on subject of Team Work and Team Efficiency working closely with many companies in Spain and other eauopean countries, he is also a co-founder of BADAIS INTERNATIONAL a successful flower wholesale business in London UK:

His younger brother, Boban, is also a retired basketball player and an assistant coach of JL Bourg Basket of PRO A French premiere baskelball league. After some years working in Bilbao Basket he became the president of the club in December 2010 until he left the club in the summer of 2017, he is currently working as a CEO of Basket Zaragoza 2002 S.A.D. profesional basketball club in Spian (ACB).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EurocupBasketball.com Profile
  2. ^ "Predrag Savovic bio". NBA. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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