2010-20 All-Decade Team: Milos Teodosic

Apr 07, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print

The newest member of the 2010-20 EuroLeague All-Decade team as voted by fans, media, players and coaches is Milos Teodosic. The creative playmaker with extraordinary passing skills led his teams to seven Final Fours in the 2010s.

At the start of the decade, in 2010, Teodosic was named the youngest EuroLeague MVP at that time. By the end of the decade, Teodosic was established as one of the best point guards in the world.

The decade's first superstar

Teodosic provided some of the best highlights of the decade through incredible assists and clutch shots. He started the decade as one of the best players in the competition, too; Teodosic was chosen as the 2009-10 EuroLeague MVP after averaging 13.4 points and 4.9 assists for Olympiacos Piraeus. He took Olympiacos to the EuroLeague championship game before losing to FC Barcelona. Teodosic joined CSKA Moscow in 2011 and played there for six seasons during which he reached as many Final Fours. After losing the 2012 championship game against Olympiacos, the third time was the charm for Teodosic, who won the EuroLeague title with CSKA in 2016 by downing Fenerbahce Istanbul in overtime. Teodosic was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team (2009-10, 2014-15, 2015-16) and the All-EuroLeague Second Team (2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17) three times each and was MVP of the Month in January 2010 and October 2017.

"The moment we won, nobody could understand how big that feeling was. A couple of days after the final, you realize you are the EuroLeague champion and realize it is something everyone has dreamed about." (November 1, 2016)

The Numbers

Teodosic was one of two players to amass more than 2,500 points and 1,000 assists this decade. The other was Vassilis Spanoulis. Teodosic ranked sixth in scoring (2,545 points), fifth in assists (1,028) and sixth in accumulated performance index rating (2,750). He led the 2016-17 season both in assists (6.8 apg.) and three-point shots made (77). He was the first MVP of the Round (in January 7, 2010, shared with Chuck Eidson), the first MVP of the Month (January 2010) and the first EuroLeague MVP (2009-10) in the 2010s.

The Moment

It was his sixth Final Four and Teodosic was still looking for his first EuroLeague title. In the 2016 championship game against Fenerbahce, Teodosic stepped up for CSKA with a PIR of 29. He finished the game with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 fouls drawn. CSKA won and Teodosic was finally a EuroLeague champion.