Sasha Vujačić
Professional basketball player
Sasha Vujačić
Aleksandar "Sasha" Vujačić is a Slovenian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. Though he has played the point guard position in Europe, he found more playing time at the shooting guard spot while in the Lakers' triangle offense. Throughout his career, he has also played in Italy and the United States.
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Clippers sign Vujacic to 10-day contract
Fox News - about 3 years
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Sasha Vujacic to a 10-day contract.Vujacic, a seven-year NBA veteran, has career averages of 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 476 games, including 29 starts, with the Lakers and Nets
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10 Things To Know For The French Open
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
PARIS (AP) — A look at 10 of the top topics at the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday and ends June 9: 1. WHY STOP AT SEVEN? Rafael Nadal already owns a record seven French Open titles — he broke a tie with Bjorn Borg by winning last year — and is widely considered the favorite to add No. 8. He is 36-2 this season, reaching the finals of all eight tournaments he's entered, winning six. And he's as good as it gets on red clay. 2. IF HE'S SO GOOD, WHY WASN'T NADAL SEEDED NO. 1? After a surprising second-round loss at Wimbledon last year, Nadal was off the tour for a little more than seven months with a knee injury, missing the last two Grand Slam tournaments and every other event — and missing out on the ranking points they offer. So he slid down to a current ranking of No. 4, and is seeded No. 3 because of second-ranked Andy Murray's withdrawal. While the French Open would h ...
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Love No More: Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic Split
Extra - over 4 years
Tennis star Maria Sharapova and basketball player Sasha Vujacic have ended their two-year engagement.
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Sharapova Says Her Engagement to Vujacic Is Off
NYTimes - over 4 years
Forget about Maria Sharapova's tennis, which is going quite well at the moment. She dropped a bit of off-court news at the U.S. Open on Friday, saying she's no longer engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic.
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Wozniacki and McIlroy's love match - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
1 Maria Sharapova is engaged to pro basketball player Sasha Vujacic, who is currently playing in Turkey. And that's the question the Danish tennis star and the Northern Ireland golfer have raised with this two-month relationship, which began in Europe
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NBA Free Agents 2011: 20 Veterans That Could Pay Dividends for a Contender - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Sasha Vujacic - A solid scorer with a championship resume. Willie Green - His game hasn't regressed with age, though his game wasn't great to start. He can score off the bench and played on a playoff team last year. Joel Przybilla - Last year didn't go
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NBA Players Overseas: By The Numbers - Ridiculous Upside
Google News - over 5 years
Second round pick Bojan Bogdanovic will join Williams and Deron Farmer as players the Nets hold the rights to playing in Europe this season while free agents Sasha Vujacic and Mario West have also taken their talents to Europe
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Sharapova wins in 3 sets; Wimbledon champ upset - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Perhaps Sharapova, who's married to ex-Net Sasha Vujacic and attended a handful of games in Newark last season, was out of rhythm because Hurricane Irene ruined her New York weekend. "I had room service, everything else was just about closed,"
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Tennis romances always in bloom with public - The National
Google News - over 5 years
Wozniacki's relationship with McIlroy is a cross-sports pairing, much like that involving Maria Sharapova and the NBA player, Sasha Vujacic. McIlroy is a more accomplished athlete, however, and Wozniacki is No 1, so New York's personality driven
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Facts & faces - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Musician Stevie Winder (C) poses with (LR) Los Angeles Lakers Jordan Farmar, Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic, Kobe Bryant, Luke Walton, Shannon Brown, and Josh Powell during the 2009 ESPY awards held at Nokia
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Kobe Bryant's 10 Worst LA Lakers Teammates - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Sasha Vujacic, also known as “The Machine,” had an up-and-down stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. At times, it looked as though Vujacic was ready to become a contributing force in the team's rotation, as was the case in the 2008 playoffs, when Vujacic
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Andris Biedrins: Report: Biedrins signs with Latvian team - Rotoworld.com
Google News - over 5 years
Warriors center Andris Biedrins has signed with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes, who has already signed Sasha Vujacic and Ersan Ilyasova, and has been in pursuit of Hedo Turkoglu and Keyon Dooling. We can't think of much downside here for Biedrins or
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SPORTS BRIEFING | BASKETBALL; Nets' Farmar Signs With Israeli Team
NYTimes - over 5 years
Jordan Farmar became the latest Nets player to head for the European leagues when he signed with the Israeli champion Maccabi Tel Aviv. Farmar, a 6-foot-2 guard, will play for the team as long as the N.B.A. lockout continues, Tel Aviv said in a statement. Farmar, who is Jewish, will be eligible to play as an Israeli, not counting against the limit
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FIBA: NBA players can play for other leagues during lockout - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
However, some free agents decided not to wait out a labor stoppage, signing contracts without an opt-out clause: Former New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic and ex-Philadelphia 76ers forward in Turkey; Toronto Raptors forward Sonny Weems in Lithuania,
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On July 14, 2016, Vujačić re-signed with the Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details Vujačić was born in Maribor, Slovenia, to a Serbian father and Slovenian mother. His father was a Serbian basketball coach, while his mother was a Slovenian volleyball player. His mother was playing volleyball for a top Yugoslav women's club, Branik Maribor, but quit her career at the age of 19 when she got pregnant with Sasha. His parents divorced when he was 6, and he lived with his mother and soon afterwards with his stepfather. He has two siblings, a sister named Nina, and a brother named Aljoša. In addition to playing basketball, he enjoys volleyball, tennis, and soccer.
    On March 9, 2016, Vujačić made the most of a rare opportunity to start and play big minutes.
    More Details Hide Details He scored a season-high 23 points and knocked down a career high-tying 6-of-7 three-pointers to help the Knicks defeat the Phoenix Suns 128–97.
  • 2015
    On August 7, 2015, Vujačić signed with the New York Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Knicks in the team's season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 28, recording 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in a 122–97 win.
    On January 2, 2015, he signed with İstanbul BB of Turkey for the rest of the 2014–15 Turkish Basketball League season.
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  • 2014
    He left the team on December 30, 2014.
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    On October 28, 2014, Vujačić signed with the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa for the rest of 2014–15 season.
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    On March 25, 2014, Vujačić signed with Italian team Reyer Venezia Mestre for the rest of the 2013–14 season.
    More Details Hide Details He played 5 matches with the team, scoring 11 points per game.
    On February 3, 2014, Vujačić signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
    More Details Hide Details He did not sign a second 10-day contract with Clippers after his first 10-day contract expired. He appeared in just two games for the Clippers, averaging 2.5 points per game.
  • 2012
    He was once engaged to professional tennis player Maria Sharapova, but the two separated in 2012.
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    On August 6, 2012, it was confirmed that Vujačić would stay with the team for one more season.
    More Details Hide Details On November 16, in a Euroleague game against EA7 Milano, he scored 29 points, helping his team win 77–71. Over 10 regular season games, he had 12.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Vujačić and his teammate Jordan Farmar helped Efes to advance to the Top 16 round, edging Cedevita on the road by 81–73 in one of the most crucial games in group C.
  • 2011
    In July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Anadolu Efes.
    More Details Hide Details In his first Euroleague season, over 16 games as a starter, he averaged 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
    On February 9, 2011, Vujačić set a new career high with 25 points in a win over the then New Orleans Hornets.
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    On January 1, 2011, Vujačić tied his career high of 22 points, eight games after being traded to the Nets.
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  • 2010
    On December 15, 2010, Vujačić was traded to the New Jersey Nets in a three-team trade involving the Lakers and Houston Rockets.
    More Details Hide Details On the Nets, Vujačić reunited with former Lakers teammate Jordan Farmar. In his debut for the Nets, Vujačić had 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 27 minutes of play.
    In Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Vujačić led the Lakers' bench with nine points, including two three-pointers.
    More Details Hide Details With 11 seconds left in Game 7 and the Lakers leading by only two points, Vujačić helped secure the Lakers second championship in a row with two crucial free throws and defeat the Celtics in a game 7 for the first time in the rivalry.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    The Lakers won the 2009 NBA Finals 4-1 to give Vujačić his first NBA championship.
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  • 2008
    On July 28, 2008, Vujačić re-signed with the Lakers to a multi-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details Los Angeles made it back to the NBA Finals to face the Orlando Magic.
    In July 2008, he switched agents to Rob Pelinka.
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    During game 3 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Vujačić scored a career playoff high 20 points off the bench.
    More Details Hide Details Vujačić's 20, with the exception of Kobe Bryant, made him the only Laker to score in double figures. The Lakers went on to lose the series in 6 games to the Boston Celtics.
  • 2007
    In the 2007–08 season, Vujačić made 118 of his 270 three-point field goal attempts, setting the Los Angeles Lakers single-season record for the best three-point field goal percentage (.437) in a single season.
    More Details Hide Details However, Vladimir Radmanović broke that record in 2008–09 with 44.1%.
    On November 29, 2007, Vujačić recorded a then-career high 22 points in a win over the Denver Nuggets.
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  • 2004
    On July 20, 2004, he signed a multi-year deal with the Lakers.
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    Vujačić was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 27th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft.
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  • 2002
    Vujačić was a member of the Slovenian junior national team, winning a silver medal at the 2002 European Junior Championship.
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  • 2001
    From 2001 to 2004, Vujačić played for Snaidero Udine of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.
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  • 2000
    In 2000–01, he played for the Snaidero Udine junior team.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    From 1998 to 2000, Vujačić played for the Polzela junior team.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Born on March 8, 1984.
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