Former Red Star basketball player Mirko Milićević about Freddy Giles


When I see Gillespie, I feel like calling Čović to tell him – give me two months of training, but I don’t want to, because I’ve become a player in Zvezda… Let him give 90% of his earnings to Miloš Teodosić and pray for Miloš’s health so he doesn’t get injured… When I saw how he was shooting free throws, then I realized that my late Rajko Žižić was Nureyev to him, that was like softness,” he said.

The 211 centimeters tall center of Red Star from the 1980s talked about Smart, he grew up in Gajdobra, and in the 1980s he played for Zvezda, Cibona, then moved to Vojvodina, and played abroad for several teams, Hapoel Jerusalem, Valladolid, Napoli, AEK, Apollon Patras, Turk Telekom Karşıyaka, Turk Telekom… He ended his career in Turkey in 2005.

In Zvezda, he gained a reputation as an excellent defender and had the nickname “Zver” because he comes from “Zvijerinja” near Bileća. “He has profited from playing with teammates who understand basketball.

I’m talking about Zvezda’s outside players. What he did tonight is solely their merit, Nedović, Teodosić, Jaga, Hanga, all who played… That has little to do with him,” said Željko Obradović at the press conference about the Zvezda center.


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