Damir Markota
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Damir Markota
Damir Markota
Markota.JPG
Markota with Iurbentia Bilbao in 2009
No. 85 - Mornar
PositionPower forward
LeagueABA League
Montenegrin League
Personal information
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 34)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian / Swedish
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2001-present
Career history
2001-2006Cibona
2001-2002->Zabok
2002-2003-> ?anac Karlovac
2006-2007Milwaukee Bucks
2007Tulsa 66ers
2007-2008Spartak St. Petersburg
2008?algiris Kaunas
2008Cibona
2008-2009ViveMenorca
2009-2010Iurbentia Bilbao
2010-2012Union Olimpija
2012Zagreb
2012-2013Be?ikta?
2013Brose Baskets
2013-2014Bilbao Basket
2014-2015Cibona
2015-2017?stanbul BB
2017U?ak Sportif
2017-2018Cedevita
2018-2019Cibona
2019-presentMornar
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Damir Markota (born December 26, 1985 as Damir Omerhod?i?) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Mornar of the ABA League and the Montenegrin League. Standing at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in), he plays at the power forward position.

Professional career

Markota, born in Sarajevo (then SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia), fled Bosnia during the war and settled in Sweden, where he began to practice basketball. He played together with Maciej Lampe in Stockholm, until moving to Croatia when he was fourteen, after being invited to play in the Croatian league. Markota signed with KK Cibona, but was loaned to Zabok and Karlovac ?anac until the end of 2002-03. Subsequently, he received Croatian citizenship (holding Swedish as well), declining an offer to play for the Swedish national basketball team.

Markota was an early candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft, but soon withdrew his name from consideration.[1] He was later invited to the Croatian national team, and in 2005 he changed his last name from "Omerhod?i?" to "Markota" (his mother's maiden name).[1]

He was eventually chosen by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft, 59th overall, then immediately traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the summer of 2006, the Bucks signed Markota to a multi-year contract after the Spurs traded his draft rights for the higher of the Bucks' two 2007 NBA draft second-round picks.

In February 2007, the Bucks assigned Markota to Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, in order to further improve his play.[2]

On September 7, Markota was waived by the Bucks,[3] and signed with Russian team Spartak St. Petersburg on a two-year contract two days later.[4] However, in early 2008, he switched to Lithuanian club ?algiris Kaunas.[5]

On August 14, 2008, Markota was signed by Cibona, returning to the team he represented as a youngster[6] but, after a series of unsatisfying performances upon recovering form knee injury, he was suspended for clashing with the coach.[7]

On October 28, 2008 ViveMenorca, of the Spanish ACB, announced the signing of Markota.[8][9] In January 2009, he joined Iurbentia Bilbao.[10]

On September 1, 2010 he signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija in Slovenia.[11] In January 2012 he left Union Olimpija due to lack of payment and signed with KK Zagreb.[12]

He signed a contract with Be?ikta? in August 2012.[13] On September 27, 2013, he signed a three-month contract with Brose Baskets.[14] On November 25, 2013, he signed with his former club Bilbao Basket until the end of the season.[15]

In October 2014 Markota returns to Cibona for the third time signing a contact to last until the end of the season.[16] On January 2, 2015 he parted ways with Cibona.[17] The same day he signed with Turkish team ?stanbul BB.[18]

On June 17, 2017, Markota signed with Turkish club U?ak Sportif.[19] On December 4, 2017, he parted ways with U?ak,[20] and signed with Croatian club Cedevita.[21]

In September 2018 Markota returned to Cibona for the third time in his career.[22]

In July 2019 Markota signed with the Montenegrin Mornar.[23]


National team career

Markota has also been a member of the senior men's Croatian national basketball team. With Croatia's senior national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2007, EuroBasket 2011, EuroBasket 2013 and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Career statistics

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006-07 Milwaukee 30 0 5.7 .365 .375 .636 1.0 .2 .1 .0 1.7
Career 30 0 5.7 .365 .375 .636 1.0 .2 .1 .0 1.7


Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2001-02 Cibona 1 0 .2 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2003-04 Cibona 1 0 2.0 .1000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0 2.0
2004-05 Cibona 11 8 13.3 .435 .238 .500 2.0 .4 .4 .1 3.5 1.4
2005-06 Cibona 19 0 20.1 .610 .323 .615 5.1 .6 .4 .3 7.8 8.1
2007-08 ?algiris 6 0 13.2 .462 .200 .1000 2.0 .8 .3 .5 3.5 2.0
2010-11 Union Olimpija 15 15 26.2 .508 .275 .724 4.5 1.9 .7 .1 8.5 8.8
2011-12 Union Olimpija 7 5 26.0 .769 .143 .700 6.0 1.4 .4 .1 4.7 9.1
2012-13 Be?ikta? 24 17 24.2 .510 .319 .824 5.1 1.4 .7 .2 8.7 10.2
2013-14 Brose Baskets 6 3 16.3 .500 .214 .000 2.7 1.0 .5 .0 4.2 4.3

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Damir Markota". NBA. 2006. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Milwaukee Bucks Assign Rookie Forward Damir Markota to Tulsa 66ers of NBA Development League
  3. ^ Bucks request waivers on Damir Markota
  4. ^ ? ? "?" (-)[permanent dead link](in Russian)
  5. ^ Zalgiris lands Damir Markota
  6. ^ Cibona brings back Markota
  7. ^ Bermudski trokut u Ciboni - nakon Callowaya, nestao i Markota! (in Croatian)
  8. ^ Markota joins ViveMenorca Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Croatian)
  9. ^ Markota to wear #11[permanent dead link](in Spanish)
  10. ^ Bilbao brings in Markota.
  11. ^ Olimpija add Damir Markota
  12. ^ "Damir Markota officially joins KK Zagreb". Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Damir Markota signs with Be?ikta?". Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "BROSE BASKETS adds Markota". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "Damir Markota vuelve el Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). bilbaobasket.biz. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "Damir Markota u Ciboni!" (in Croatian). KK Cibona. 17 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Cibona Zagreb officially part ways with Damir Markota". Archived from the original on 2015-01-03. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Istanbul BSB announces Vujacic, Jenkins and Markota
  19. ^ "Usak Sportif signs Ian Miller, Jordan Hamilton, Isaiah Miles and Damir Markota". Sportando.com. June 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ Usak Sportif part ways with Damir Markota and Mutlu Demir
  21. ^ "Sti?e poja?anje! Damir Markota potpisao za Cedevitu". kkcedevita.hr (in Croatian). 4 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  22. ^ "KK Cibona signs Damir Markota". sportando.com. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Damir Markota (ex Cibona) joins Mornar Bar". eurobasket.com. 4 July 2019.

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