Darko Milicic

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Darko Milicic is a well-known former Serbian professional basketball player. Darko Milicic participated as a player in the National Basketball Association from 2003 to 2013.

Early Life and Education

Darko Milicic was born on June 20, 1985, in his birthplace, Novi Sad, Serbia. His age is currently 37 years old. Likewise, he holds Serbian nationality. However, he belongs to the white ethnicity but the religion he follows is unknown. According to his birthdate, he has Virgo as his zodiac sign. Similarly, he was born to his parents Milorad Milicic (father), and Zora Milicic (mother). He also has a sister whose name is Tijana Milicic and she is a volleyball player.

Further, he hasn’t disclosed his educational background. But he might have been a well-educated person.

Career and Professional Life

Milicic started playing basketball at the age of 14 with the junior squad of the Serbian team Hemofarm. Before the Detroit Pistons of the NBA selected him in the 2003 draft, he was later called up from the junior team.

But in his first year with the Pistons, Darko played just occasionally. Darko was dissatisfied with the Pistons because he expected more playing time to improve his performance. However, he did not experience a rise in playing time in the next season.

Darko Milicic

Caption: Darko Milicic was captured in one of his basketball matches
Source: Eurohoops

However, the Orlando Magic dealt with Darko on February 15, 2006. In his new squad, he received a lot of playing time and played a big part. The Serbian player later signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. Darko’s tenure with the Grizzlies was unfortunately a low moment in his career since he didn’t want to play for the team, he was hurt, and the squad was having trouble.

After being transferred to the New York Knicks on June 25, 2009, Milicic declared his decision to leave the NBA and play basketball in Europe once more the following season.  Darko played for the Minnesota Timberwolves once more, where he achieved his highest career totals.

More about his career

Milicic played the fewest minutes after that and joined the Boston Celtics in September 2012. Later, at his request, the Celtics released him so he could take care of personal matters.

In June 2013, Darko declared his retirement from the NBA. He nevertheless made the choice to leave his retirement and return to the NBA, this time for Metalac Farmakom of the Basketball League of Serbia and the ABA League.

In September 2019, he performed I Came to Play in Novi Sad, his hometown. He later quit due to his shoulder issue.

In 2001, Darko competed for the FR Yugoslavia U16 national team, who took home the gold medal at the European Cadet Championships. Also in 2006, he helped Serbia and Montenegro won the FIBA World Championship. He had a significant impact on the outcome and came in second for the most scores.

Brand Endorsements

This famous veteran Serbian basketball player has been endorsed by various brands and products. Nike is one of the companies that has endorsed and sponsored him. Moreover, Nike is an American multinational corporation that creates, develops, produces, markets, and sells shoes, clothes, equipment, accessories, and services on a global scale.

In addition, Milicic has made an endorsement of $90 million with the richest brand, Nike.

Achievements

With his hard work and dedication, the player is able to gather fame and a lot of achievements as well. Talking about his achievements, he has won the NBA champion which was organized in 2004. Likewise, he has also got the title of the fifth-youngest player in NBA history.

Furthermore, he has also won the title of youngest foreign player in the NBA (National Basketball Association). And, he is also the youngest player to play in an NBA Finals game.

Darko Milicic – Net Worth 2022

This hardworking player has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career as a basketball player. He has a net worth of around $25 million as of 2022. Likewise, his annual salary as of 2022 is $4.776 million USD. No doubt, he is living a lavish and comfortable life.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, Milicic is a married man. On May 23, 2009, he tied the knot with Zorana. However, there is no information about their first meeting and wedding. Likewise, his wife, Zorana is a professional fashion designer. Further, they are the parents of a daughter, Lara, and two sons, Lazar and Luka.

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Caption: Darko Milicic posing for a photo with his family
Source: Glossy

Darko Milicic – Body Measurements

As a player, he has maintained his body in a good manner. He has a tall height of 5 feet and a weight of 113kg. However, there is no information about his other physical features like body measurements, dress size, shoe size, and so on. Likewise, he has a pair of brown eyes and hair of the same color.

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Caption: Darko Milicic posing for a photo
Source: Detroit Bad Boys

Social Media

Reflecting on his social media presence, he is only active on Twitter. His Twitter handle is @Darko31 where he has more than 129 followers. Other than this, he is not active on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and so on.