– Gordan Giricek

Gordan “Gira” Giricek
(
20 June 1977, Zagreb)

– Began his professional career in 1989-1990 with Jedinstvo Zagreb.
– Joined Cibona Zagreb (Reserve Team) in 1993
– Won silver medal with Croation national team in 1994 Junior European Championship
– Won the Croation National Championship in his first regular season with Cibona Zagreb by averaging 13.2 points (shooting 72 % from the field and 41,5 % from three point range in 1997-98 season .
– Played in the 1998 to 2001 Croatian League All-Star Games
– Named MVP ( Most Valuable Player) of the 1998 and 2000 Croatian All-Star Games
– Won three-point shooting contests in 1999-2000-2001 Croatian All-Star Games
– Transferred to CSKA Moscow for the 2001-2002 season.
– Averaged 19.6 points per game with a brilliant 60.3 % field goals and 44.3 % three-points and 82.6 % free-throws with CSKA Moscow in 2001-2002 Euroleague.
– Joined NBA to Memphis Grizzlies in 2002
– Scored 29 points in his firt NBA debut with Memphis Grizzlies.
– Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2002.
– Traded to Orlando Magic in 2002 mid-season.
– Averaged 12.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per game with 31 % three-points and 82 % free-throw in 76 games (62 starting line-ups) in 2002-2003 NBA Season with Memphis and Orlando.
– Played in the 2003 NBA Rookie All Star Game.
– Averaged 10.2 points and 3.4 rebounds, while playing 29.9 minutes per games in 48 games (25 starting line-ups) with Orlando Magic in 2003-2004.
– Traded to Utah Jazz in mid- 2003-2004 Season.
– Averaged 13.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per games with Utah Jazz in 25 games (18 starting line-ups) in 2003-2004.
– Scored Career-high in Utah Jazz against Phoenix with 33 points.
– Finished the season shooting 43,5 % from the field and 39,5 %from three-point land and ranked 20th in the NBA.
– Showed a great consistency by playing in 81 of the 82 games on the season 2004-05 with Utah Jazz.
– Averaged 8.8 points with 44,8 % from the field (36,2 % from three-point range) and 81 % from the free-throwline (111-137) in 2004-2005 season.
– Named to 2005 All-Eurobasket Second Team.
– Missed the final 37 games with left achilles’ tendinitis in 2005-2006 season.
– Averaged 10.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25.8 minutes per game in 2005-2006 season.
– Averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19.5 minutes per game in 61 games (6 starting line-ups) in 2006-2007 season.
– Started 2007-2008 season in Utah and later traded to Philedelphia 76ers and re-traded to Phoenix in the final third of the season by averaging 5,4 points per game in total by averaging 40,5 % field-goals plus 36 % from three-points range in 14 minutes per game.
– Transferred to Fenerbahce U. in 2008.
– Missed most of the games in 2008 due to injury.
– Recovered from injury in late January 2008 and ready to take his place in the second part of the Turkish Basketball league and Euroleague TOP 16 stage.

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