Marko Milic returns to Union Olimpija

Aug 02, 2007 by Euroleague.net Print
Marko Milic - Union Olimpija Union Olimpija announced on Thursday the comeback of one of its signature players, Marko Milic. The veteran swingman signed a one-year contract and is back in Ljubljana after a short stint in Spain with Real Madrid, where he was only able to play two ULEB Cup games before injuries shortened his season. With Olimpija last season, Milic (199, 30) averaged 15.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in 11 Euroleague games. Milic made his debut in the 1991-92 season with Triglav of Slovenia, but soon moved to Union Olimpija. He signed for the Phoenix Suns in the 1997-98 season, but due to the NBA lock-out he moved to Turkey to play with Fenerbahce. By 1999-2000 he was back with Olimpija.

He left Olimpija once again to play for Real Madrid and then went to Italy where he played for several clubs – Fortitudo, Roseto, Scavolini and Virtus Bologna – until he returned, once again, to Union Olimpija for the start of the 2006-07 season. Midway through the Euroleague campiagn, he moved to Madrid, with whom he won the ULEB Cup and the Spanish League. Milic is now finishing the rehabilitation program for his foot injury. Milic is also a member of the Slovenian national team and has played up to now 59 games, including at a record six European championships. At the last European championships in Serbia and Montenegro, he helped the national team qualify for the World Championships in Japan, where Slovenia advanced to the second stage.