Nachbar in Slovenian national team jersey
|No. 7 – Brose Baskets|
|Small forward / Power forward|
July 3, 1980 |
Slovenj Gradec, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2002 / 15th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|2004-2006||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2006-2008||New Jersey Nets|
Nachbar started his professional career by joining the Olimpija Ljubljana basketball club in the 1997–98 season. He played with Olimpija in Europe's top level competition the Euroleague, where he averaged 7 points and 2 rebounds per game. In the 2000–01 season he signed with Benetton Treviso basketball club, as the youngest Italian League player. With Benetton, he averaged 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in the Euroleague. In the next season, he helped Benetton get to the Final Four of the Euroleague, as he improved his statistics to 13 points and 4 rebounds per game. In his best game of the season, against Idea Slask Wroclaw, he scored 28 points, hitting 6 three pointers. He won the Italian Championship and the Italian Supercup in 2002.
Nachbar was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 15th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He played for the Rockets for three seasons, but only averaged about 10 minutes per game. In 2004, he went to the New Orleans Hornets, where he averaged about 8 points in 21 minutes per game. During the 2004–05 NBA season, he scored 21 points against his former team, the Rockets, which was a career high. In the 2005–06 season, however, he had a difficult time getting off the bench once again was traded to the New Jersey Nets just before the trading deadline in exchange for Marc Jackson, Linton Johnson, and cash considerations. He had a great season with New Jersey as the team's 6th man, making many contributions to the club before they lost in the Eastern Conference semis to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Return to Europe
On July 20, 2008, Nachbar returned to Europe when he signed a 3 year €9.6 million euros net income contract with the Russian Superleague club Dynamo Moscow, giving him one of the most expensive contracts in European pro basketball history. The contract also included opt out clauses after each season. He averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in Europe's second level competition, the Eurocup, during the 2008-09 season.
Nachbar opted out of his contract with Dynamo Moscow on May 17, 2009. In July 2009, he signed a 2 year contract with a team option for the second year with the Turkish League club Efes Pilsen. He averaged 6.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the Euroleague in the 2009-10 season.
Slovenian national team
Nachbar has been a member of the Slovenian national basketball team. He has played at two FIBA European Championships, the 2003 FIBA European Championship and the 2005 FIBA European Championship. During the 2005 FIBA European Championship, he averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was also a member of Slovenia's national team that played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.
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NBA regular season
- Nachbar, Dynamo Moscow agree to 3-year, €9.6 million euros net deal.
- Eurocup 2008-09 season.
- Sportando.net Nachbar inks for Efes Pilsen - The Slovenian to stay in Europe.
- Talkbasket.net Nachbar joins Efes Pilsen.
- Euroleague.net - 2009-10 season.
- UNICS lands veteran forward Nachbar
- Brose Baskets lands Nachbar
- Nachbar talks about wife and season with the NETS
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