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#11 Vladimir Stepania
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  • Retired in 2007
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  • 7'0" / 244lbs
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  • 05/08/1976
  • Georgia/Slovenia
  • 27th pick, 1998
  • Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
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DateLeagueTransaction
1998 NBA DraftNBADrafted 27th overall by Seattle.
22nd January, 1999NBASigned four year, $3,343,865 rookie scale contract with Seattle. Included team option for 2001/02.
20th September, 2000NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Seattle to New York, along with Vernon Maxwell, Lazaro Borrell and a 2002 first round pick (#20, Kareem Rush) to New York, and along with Horace Grant, Chuck Person, Emmanuel Davis and Greg Foster to L.A. Lakers, in exchange for Patrick Ewing from New York.
20th October, 2000NBAWaived by New York.
24th October, 2000NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
30th October, 2000NBAWaived by Toronto.
15th December, 2000NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New Jersey.
2nd October, 2001NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
6th August, 2002NBARe-signed by Miami to a one year, $1.35 million contract.
22nd October, 2003NBASigned a two year, $2.1 million contract with Portland.
16th June, 2004NBAExercised 2004/05 player option.
28th December, 2004NBAWaived by Portland.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1995 - January 1999Union Olimpia Ljubljana (Slovenia)
January 1999 - September 2000Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
September 2000 - October 2000New York Knicks (NB)
October 2000Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2000 - June 2001New Jersey Nets (NBA)
October 2001 - June 2003Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2003 - December 2004Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
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April 19, 2011

Vladimir Stepania - After many years of ultimately unsuccessful rehab, Vladimir Stepania embraced retirement and went to study at New York University. He subsequently settled in the state, and is now the CEO of Silk Road Flavors, a speciality food importer, which he runs with members of his family.

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April 29, 2010

- Vladimir Stepania

Stepania last played in 2003-04, when he managed only 42 games with the Portland Trail Blazers due to chronic knee pain. He spent the next two and a half years trying to come back from multiple knee surgeries, but it was not to be.

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