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Miroslav Raičević (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирослав Раичевић; born July 13, 1981) is a Serbian professional basketball coach and former player. He also holds Greek citizenship, under the name of Miroslav Marinos-Raitsevits. He played as both a power forward and center.

Miroslav Raičević
Personal information
Born (1981-07-13) July 13, 1981 (age 38)
Vrbas, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian / Greek
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–2016
PositionPower forward / Center
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2005Aris Thessaloniki
2005–2006Crvena zvezda
2006–2007Dynamo Moscow
2007Basket Napoli
2007–2008Crvena zvezda
2008–2009Panionios
2009–2010Kavala
2010–2011Enisey Krasnoyarsk
2016Iraklis Thessaloniki
As coach:
2015–2019Iraklis Thessaloniki (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

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Professional careerEdit

Raičević began his career playing with the youth teams of the Budućnost Peć. In 1998, he moved to the Greek League club Aris Thessaloniki, and he began his professional career there in the year 2000.

In 2003, he won the FIBA Europe Cup championship with Aris, and he scored the final decisive shot in the very last seconds of the final game against Prokom Trefl Sopot. He also won the Greek Cup with Aris, in the year 2004.

He has also played with Red Star Belgrade of the Adriatic League during the 2005–06 season. He won the Serbian Cup with Red Star that season.

In the 2006–07 season, he played with the Russian Super League club Dynamo Moscow. During summer of 2007, he left Dynamo Moscow and joined the Italian League club Eldo Napoli. He then left Napoli and moved back to Red Star, in November 2007.

He joined the Greek EuroLeague club Panionios for the 2008–09 season.[1] In September 2010, he signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia,[2] but he was released in January 2011.[3]

After not playing professional basketball for 5 years, and having already started a career in coaching, Raičević resurrected his playing career, as he signed with the Greek A2 team Iraklis, as a player-coach.[4] He made his debut for Iraklis in an away win against Doukas.[5]

National team careerEdit

Raičević was an international squad member of the Serbian national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

Raičević became an assistant coach with Iraklis, under the team's head coach, Vangelis Alexandris, in 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Panionios signs Raičević.
  2. ^ Miroslav Raičević došao kod Karadžića u Rusiju Archived 2014-01-18 at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Райчевич покинул «Енисей» (in Russian)
  4. ^ "Το παρασκήνιο του "colpo grosso" με τον Μίρο" (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. September 14, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Lefakis, Dimitris (29 October 2016). Πάτησε… παρκέ ο Ραΐσεβιτς (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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