Goran Jeretin

Goran Jeretin (Cyrillic: Горан Јеретин; born 17 September 1979) is a Montenegrin former professional basketball player.

Goran Jeretin
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PositionGeneral manager
Personal information
Born (1979-09-17) 17 September 1979 (age 40)
Nikšić, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–2013
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2000–2001Ibon Nikšić
2002–2006Crvena zvezda
2006Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006Budućnost Podgorica
2007Maccabi Tel Aviv
2007–2008Alba Berlin
2008–2009BC Kyiv
2009AEL Limassol
2009–2010Budućnost Podgorica
2010Türk Telekom
2010–2011Lokomotiv Kuban
2011Lietuvos rytas
2011–2012Artland Dragons
2012Union Olimpija
2012–2013AEK Larnaca
Career highlights and awards

Basketball careerEdit

His first team was Ibon, where he played until 2001, when he moved to KK Lovćen. He played there for a year, proving himself as one of the brightest young talents in the country, which recommended him for the Yugoslav youth basketball team. While in China with the national team, he signed a contract with KK Crvena zvezda. He stayed in Belgrade for 3 years, helping Crvena zvezda win the 2004 National Cup. Surviving tough competition in Belgrade, with Scoonie Penn and Igor Rakočević playing alongside him, he established himself as one of the top guards in the Adriatic League.

After a very successful campaign in Belgrade, he moved to BC Dynamo Saint Petersburg, but failed to play a single game there, as the Russian club went bankrupt before the season started. At the peak of his career, without a contract in the middle of competitive season in Europe, he was offered a contract from the most successful Montenegrin basketball team, KK Budućnost. To his disappointment, the team did not compete in any of the European basketball competitions. It is, however, a highly competitive team in the Adriatic League, and Jeretin quickly became heart and soul of the talented, but extremely young squad. His average of 18 points per game was just a small piece of his great all around performance this year. He helped Budućnost beat KK Crvena zvezda, KK Partizan, KK Union Olimpija among others. His dominant performance in Adriatic League brought him to the attention of one of the greatest European teams, Maccabi Tel Aviv. He signed an 18-month contract with Israeli team in January 2007, playing his first game for the team on 1 February 2007. On 17 July 2007, Jeretin signed for the 2007–08 season with German club Alba Berlin.[1]

During the 2008–09 season, Jeretin played for Proteas EKA AEL and then BC Kyiv. On 3 September 2009 he was signed by KK Budućnost.[2] He also played for Türk Telekom B.K. (2010), PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban (2010–11) and BC Lietuvos rytas (2011). In November he signed a one-year contract with Artland Dragons in Germany.[3]

On 12 January 2012, Union Olimpija signed him for one season.[4] On 31 December 2012, Jeretin signed with the Cypriot team AEK Larnaca till the end of the season.[5]

Player profileEdit

Standing at 192 cm (6 feet 4 inches), he is a combo guard. He is a good ball-handler and passer, and a very good shooter, making him very difficult to guard. He scores in clusters from the perimeter, medium range, as well as while driving to the basket. He is considered quick and strong for a guard, allowing him to play very tough defense. At Budućnost, he also showed his ability to perform under pressure, hitting several clutch shots.

National teamEdit

While being one of the top guards in Serbia and Montenegro in past few years, he never had a true chance to show his skills in the senior national team, due to tough competition. In an interview given to Montenegrin TV station IN TV, he stated that he would play for the Montenegrin national team.


  1. ^ Goran Jeretin ist neuer Aufbauspieler der Albatrosse Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  2. ^ Goran Jeretin returns to Buducnost[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Artland Dragons tab Goran Jeretin to replace Frank Robinson
  4. ^ "Novinec je Goran Jeretin". union.olimpija.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Goran Jeretin inks with AEK Larnaca". Sportando. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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