Dalibor Bagarić

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Basketball player
Dalibor Bagarić
Dalibor Bagarić in 2010
Player information
birthday July 2, 1980
(40 years and 61 days)
place of birth Munich, Germany
size 216 cm
position center
NBA draft 2000 , 24th pick Chicago Bulls
Clubs as active
1996–1997 KK Karlovac 1997–1998 Benston Dubrava Zagreb 1998–1999 KK Cibona Zagreb 1999–2000 KK Dubrava Zagreb 2000–2003 Chicago Bulls 2003–2004 Olympiacos Piraeus 2004–2006 Climamio Fortitudo Bologna 2006–2007 Akasvayu Girona 2007–2009 Fortitudo Bologna 2009 –2010 KK Cibona Zagreb 2010 KK Dubrava 2010–2011 GS Marousi 2011 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid 2011–2012 KK Cedevita Zagreb 2012 al-Riyadi Beirut 2012–2013 Amchit Club 2013 KK Zabok 2013 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 2014 KK Zabok 2014–2015 Brose BasketsCroatiaCroatia
United StatesUnited States
00000 CroatiaCroatia
00000 SpainSpain
00000 LebanonLebanon
00000 CroatiaCroatia
00000 TunisiaTunisia
00000 CroatiaCroatia
National team
1998-2005 CroatiaCroatia Croatia

Dalibor Bagarić (born July 2, 1980 in Munich ) is a former German - Croatian basketball player . The 2.16 m tall center played after starting his career in his Croatian homeland for three years in the highest endowed professional league NBA , where he was unable to assert himself. After returning to Europe, he played in the top national leagues of Greece , Italy and Spain and won the Italian championship in 2005, the Croatian championship in 2010 and the FIBA EuroCup in 2007 . Since 2011 he has mainly been active in his home country Croatia and Lebanon .


Born in Munich, Bagarić began his career as a basketball player in his family's Croatian homeland, where, after taking his first steps for the club from Karlovac, he was signed by Benston Dubrava from the capital Zagreb for the 1997/98 season. After he had played in the 1998/99 season for local rivals and champions KK Cibona, where he could not prevail, however, he returned to Dubrava for the 1999/2000 season. In the " Entry Draft " 2000 of the US professional league NBA, he was selected surprisingly early in the first round in 24th place by the Chicago Bulls. In the following three years, Bagarić tried to assert himself in the Bulls' squad. Bagarić had his largest play in the NBA 2001/02 , in which he was used in 50 season games just under 13 minutes per game. After he was used in only ten games in the following season, he returned to Europe for the 2003/04 season after he was eliminated with the Croatian national team at the European Championship 2003 before the quarter-finals. For the 2003/04 season, Bagarić was signed by Olympiacos from Piraeus in the Greek A1 Ethniki . But even here his game shares remained rather clear. Olympiakos made it into the second group phase of the 16 best teams in the highest European club competition ULEB Euroleague 2003/04 , but in the Greek championship you only came in eighth of the main round in the play-offs for the championship, in which you then in Eliminated in the first round against defending champion and series champion Panathinaikos Athens .

For the following season Bagarić 2004 moved to Italy to Fortitudo in Bologna , under the sponsorship name Climamio under Bagarić 'countryman Jasmin Repeša as coach in Serie A play. In the ULEB Euroleague 2004/05 , after a strong preliminary round, the team only narrowly failed in the second group phase because of the poorer direct comparison on entry into the quarter-final playoffs. In the play-offs for the national championship, the former runner-up was then able to defeat Armani Jeans Milan and in 2005 win the second championship title for the club. In his second season for Climamio Bagarić was able to increase his game shares personally, but the team was eliminated in the ULEB Euroleague 2005/06 again in the second group stage and in the Italian championship they lost the final series against Benetton Treviso . In the 2006/07 season, Bagarić then played for CB Sant Josep from Girona , who won the FIBA EuroCup 2006/07 under the sponsor name Akasvayu under the direction of the German- Serbian coach Svetislav Pešić . For the following two seasons Bagarić returned to Fortitudo Bologna, which however could not build on their earlier successes under changing sponsors. In the 2007/08 season they managed to make it into the championship play-offs as eighth of the main round, in which, however, they were eliminated in the first round against series champion Montepaschi Siena . In the 2008/09 season they ended up being penultimate in a relegation zone. After the financial means were exhausted, the professional team was temporarily dissolved.

For the 2009/10 season Bagarić returned to Zagreb to KK Cibona, who were able to defend their championship title in Croatia in 2010. In the ULEB Euroleague 2009/10 , the Croatian champions reached the second group stage of the 16 best teams, in which they could only achieve one more victory in six games, and in the ABA league they lost the final with one as in the previous year Point difference against defending champion KK Partizan Belgrade . After he had been under contract again at Dubrava Zagreb at the beginning of the 2010/11 season, Bagarić moved to the Greek league in November 2010 to GS Marousi from Athens . However, Marousi was eliminated in the first play-off round for the championship against Aris Thessaloniki . At the beginning of the 2011/12 season, Bagarić then had a short-term contract with Blancos de Rueda from Valladolid in the ACB League before he went back to Zagreb and this time the season ended for KK Cedevita. The runner-up from last year won the Croatian cup competition and made it to the finals again in both the ABA league and the Croatian championship. While Cedevita was able to defeat defending champion KK Partizan in the semifinals of the ABA League's Final Four tournament, the final was lost to visiting club Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel . In the Croatian championship they lost the final series against Bagarić 'former club KK Cibona. In the 2012/13 season Bagarić then played in the Lebanese league first for al-Riyadi from Beirut and then for the club from Amchit . For the following season 2013/14 he returned to Croatia and plays in the top national division for the club from Zabok , which is not represented in any international competitions. In December 2013, he left the team and initially moved to the Tunisian league to Étoile Sportive du Sahel . He later returned to KK Zabok in the same 2013-14 season. In September 2014 he switched to the Beko-BBL for Brose Baskets .

In 2016, Bagarić announced his retirement from basketball as an active player.

See also

Web links

Commons : Dalibor Bagarić  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Dalibor Bagaric - BBL player profile; Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. Dalibor Bagaric - player profile and stats on RealGM.com; Retrieved April 26, 2017 (in English).
  3. Croatian big man Dalibor Bagaric retires at 36 - cited by Sportando.com, June 10, 2016; Retrieved April 26, 2017 (in English).
  4. Dalibor Bagaric NBA & ABA Stats. Basketball-Reference.com, accessed on November 24, 2013 (English, individual statistics).
  5. ACB.COM: Dalibor Bagaric. Liga ACB , accessed November 24, 2013 (Spanish, player profile).
  6. Akasvayu Girona - Azovmash / EuroCup 2007. FIBA Europe , April 15, 2007, accessed on November 24, 2013 (English, match report).
  7.  ( page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.invictussportsgroup.com
  8. Bagaric as a training player: Bamberg signs Katelynas. SPOX, September 14, 2014, accessed September 28, 2014 .
  9. Brose Baskets: Dalibor Bagaric receives contract until the end of the season - quoted from Christian Hornung on Basketball.de, December 1, 2016; Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  10. Croatian big man Dalibor Bagaric retires at 36 - cited by Sportando.com, June 10, 2016; Retrieved April 26, 2017 (in English).