Peja Stojaković

Serbian-Greek basketball player
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Predrag Stojaković (Serbian: Предраг Стојаковић, predraːg stojaːkoʋitɕ; born 9 June 1977), known by his nickname Peja, is a Serbian retired professional basketball player. He played a career total of 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, and Dallas Mavericks. He has also played for the Red Star Belgrade of the YUBA Liga and with PAOK of the Greek Basket League (GBL).

Predrag Stojaković
Stojaković with the Mavericks in 2011
Sacramento Kings
PositionVP, Basketball & Team Development
Personal information
Born (1977-06-09) June 9, 1977 (age 46)
Slavonska Požega, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian / Greek
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career1992–2011
PositionSmall forward
Number8, 16
Career history
1992–1993Crvena zvezda
19982006Sacramento Kings
2006Indiana Pacers
20062010New Orleans Hornets
2010–2011Toronto Raptors
2011Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points13,647 (17.0 ppg)
Rebounds3,782 (4.7 rpg)
Assists1,408 (1.8 apg)
Stats at
Men's basketball
Representing  Yugoslavia
FIBA World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 Indianapolis National team
FIBA EuroBasket
Bronze medal – third place 1999 France National team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Turkey National team

He is a one-time NBA Champion, winning the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with the Mavericks in 2011.[1]

On 19 December 2011, Stojaković announced that he was retiring from playing professional basketball. He said that ongoing back and neck problems had affected his play later in his career.[2]

References change

  1. "Mavericks finish off Heat 4-2 as Dallas wins its first NBA title". USA Today. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. "Peja Stojakovic to retire after 13 years". ESPN. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2014.

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