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Zoran Planinic
SG/SF - 6'7, 200lbs - 41 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 09/12/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 22nd pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Country: Croatia/Bosnia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 22nd overall by New Jersey.
11th July, 2003NBASigned four year, $5,015,656 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team option for 2006/07.
31st October, 2005NBANew Jersey exercised 2006/07 team option.
11th August, 2006NBAWaived by New Jersey.
11th August, 2006SpainSigned a three year contract with Tau Vitoria.
25th June, 2008SpainLeft Tau Vitoria.
25th June, 2008RussiaSigned a two year contract with CSKA Moscow.
17th June, 2010RussiaSigned a three year contract with Khimki. Included team option for 2012/13.
1st June, 2012RussiaKhimki exercised 2012/13 team option.
27th July, 2013TurkeySigned a two year contract with Anadolu Efes.
Career Moves
1998 - June 2003Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
June 2003 - August 2006New Jersey Nets (NBA)
August 2006 - June 2008Tau Vitoria (Spain)
June 2008 - June 2010CSKA Moscow (Russia)
June 2010 - June 2013Khimki (Russia)
July 2013 - June 2015Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Articles about Zoran Planinic

June 19, 2010

Not everyone is suffering, though. Khimki have taken advantage of the situation by signing ex-Blazers forward Sergei Monia from cash strapped rivals Dynamo Moscow, and have also signed ex-Nets guard Zoran Planinic from the other Moscow team, CSKA. CSKA can probably afford to spare Planinic; they have made 8 consecutive Euroleague Final Fours, and danced their way to a Russian Superleague title, going unbeaten throughout the postseason (beating Khimky in the final). It is not immediately official who the two replace in Khimky, but one of the team's Spanish national team point guards (Raul Lopez and Carlos Cabezas) figures to go, and it will probably be Cabezas.

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April 13, 2010

- Zoran Planinic

After leaving the Nets, Planinic spent two seasons with Tau Ceramica in Spain, but has since been with CSKA Moscow. He gets to play point guard there, and Zoran Planinic with the ball in his hands is of much more use than Zoran Planinic without it. On the season Planinic has averaged 21 minutes, 7.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game in the Euroleague, 24.1/8.8/3.5/2.6 in the Russian Superleague, and 23.6/11.8/3.1/3.8 in the VTB United League. He recently had his own segment on Eurosport news, which means he's now officially made it.

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