Jul 31, 2010

News: Nesterović in red Olympiacos jersey

Former Slovenia national team centre will end a 12-year career in the NBA and return to Europe. Greek powerhouse Olympiacos reached an agreement with the 34-year-old for next season and will materialise what he had already hinted at last year. A holder of Greek citizenship (under the surname Makris), Nesterović was currently without a contract as he had signed with the Toronto Raptors for just one season. This will be his second time playing in the Greek league, since he wore the jersey of PAOK between 1993 and 1995.
Before heading to the NBA in 1999 (Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs, Raptors and Indiana Pacers later on), Nesterović also played for Olimpija in his home country and Virtus Bologna (Italy) with which he won a Euroleague title in 1998. Last season he had averaged of 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds over 42 games.

UPDATE: Nesterović signed for two seasons.

Source: redplanet.gr

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