Efes Pilsen lands forward Bostjan Nachbar

Jul 14, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print
Bostjan Nachbar Efes Pilsen upgraded its roster for the upcoming Euroleague season by inking versatile forward Bostjan Nachbar, the club announced Tuesday. The contract is a two-year deal, with a team option to end it before the 2010-11 season. Nachbar (207, 29) arrives from Dynamo Moscow, where he averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 13 Eurocup games last season. Nachbar finished fourth in the competition in scoring and third in free-throw shooting at on 91.2%. Nachbar was also an All-Eurocup First Team selction after leading Dynamo to make it to the Final Eight. Nachbar joined Dynamo from New Jersey of the NBA, where he averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 75 games in the 2007-08 season. He spent six seasons overall in the NBA, playing a combined 317 regular season and 18 playoff games with Houston, New Orleans and New Jersey. Nachbar began his career with Maribor Ovni and also played for Pivovarna Lasko and Union Olimpija in his native Slovenia and later for Benetton Treviso in Italy. He took part in the Euroleague with Olimpija, Lasko and Benetton, reaching the 2002 Final Four in Bologna with Benetton. Nachbar has been a regular contributor to his national team, playing at EuroBasket 2003 and 2005 as well as the 2006 world championships in Japan.