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Juan Carlos Navarro Feijoo (born June 13, 1980, in Sant Feliu de Llobregat
Sant Feliu de Llobregat
Sant Feliu de Llobregat is a city and municipality in Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Barcelona. It is the capital of the comarca of Baix Llobregat, and the see of a Bishopric since June 2005, when the Archbishopric of Barcelona was divided in three....

, Barcelona
Barcelona (province)
Barcelona is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia.-Overview:It is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona, and by the Mediterranean Sea....

), nicknamed "La Bomba" (The Bomb), is a Spanish
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 professional basketball player. The 1.92 m (6 ft in) and 91 kg (200 lb) point guard
Point guard
Point guard , also called the play maker or "the ball-handler", is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position – essentially, he is expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that...

shooting guard
Shooting guard
The shooting guard , also known as the two or off guard, is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. Players of the position are often shorter, leaner, and quicker than forwards. A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for his team...

 currently plays with FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Bàsquet
FC Barcelona Bàsquet, known as FC Barcelona Regal for sponsorship reasons, is a Spanish professional basketball club. It is part of the FC Barcelona sports club and was founded on August 24, 1926 which makes it the oldest club in Liga ACB. The club competes in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto...

 in Liga ACB and the Euroleague and is the captain of the Spanish National Basketball Team.

FC Barcelona


Navarro started playing for FC Barcelona when he was a teenager, making his Spanish ACB League debut on November 23, 1997, at the age of 17. That year he was selected to attend the Nike Hoop Summit
Nike Hoop Summit
The Nike Hoop Summit is a basketball all-star game sponsored by Nike, held once a year, which features the USA Basketball Men's Junior Select Team against a World Select team of international players. The players demonstrate their skills and hope to attract attention from either NBA scouts or...

, but he finally stayed in Europe playing for the Barcelona pro team. That was also the reason why he was not on the Spanish national team that won the AST tournament in Mannheim
Mannheim
Mannheim is a city in southwestern Germany. With about 315,000 inhabitants, Mannheim is the second-largest city in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, following the capital city of Stuttgart....

 in 1998.

With the acquisitions of Dejan Bodiroga
Dejan Bodiroga
Dejan Bodiroga is a retired Serbian professional basketball player.He is offten considered as one of the best players who did not play in the NBA....

 and Gregor Fučka
Gregor Fucka
Gregor Fučka is a retired Italian basketball player of Slovenian origin. A 215 cm forward-center, he was a European Player of the Year Mister Europa and Euroscar laureate in 2000.- Pro career :...

 in 2003, FC Barcelona won all the competitions they played in that year. It was a great year for the team. It was the first time the club won the Euroleague
Euroleague
Euroleague Basketball, commonly known as the Euroleague, is the highest level tier and most important professional club basketball competition in Europe, with teams from up to 18 different countries, members of FIBA Europe. For sponsorship reasons, for five seasons starting with 2010–2011, it is...

. By winning the Spanish ACB League, the Spanish King's Cup
Copa del Rey de Baloncesto
The Copa del Rey de Baloncesto is an annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams organized by Spain's top professional league, Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto. It was originally known as the Copa de España de Baloncesto and was first played in 1933. It was the first nationwide...

, and the Euroleague 2002–03 all in the same year, Barcelona won the coveted Triple Crown
Triple Crown in Basketball
The Triple Crown is a term in European professional club basketball that refers to a club winning their country's top tier national domestic league, primary national domestic cup, and the top tier European continental level competition in the same season. It is the highest accomplishment that a...

 championship that year.
With Barcelona, Navarro has won the ACB championship 5 times, in the years 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2009. He has also won with Barcelona the Spanish King's Cup
Copa del Rey de Baloncesto
The Copa del Rey de Baloncesto is an annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams organized by Spain's top professional league, Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto. It was originally known as the Copa de España de Baloncesto and was first played in 1933. It was the first nationwide...

 championship 4 times, in the years 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, the Spanish Supercup
Supercopa de España de Baloncesto
The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto is an annual preseason Spanish basketball competition. The teams that take part in this competition are:* The ACB league winner of the previous season....

 championship in 2007 and 2010, the Korać Cup
Korac Cup
The Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA between the 1971-72 and 2001-02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the European Champions' Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup...

 championship in 1999, and the Euroleague 2002–03 championship. Navarro also helped to lead Barcelona to the Euroleague 2005–06 Final Four, where his team lost to CSKA Moscow
PBC CSKA Moscow
PBC CSKA Moscow is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Moscow, Russia. The club is a member of the VTB United League. It is often referred to in the West as "Red Army" for its past affiliation with the Soviet Army. CSKA has won two titles between 2006 and 2009 in Europe's...

 in the semifinal game. Navarro's great Euroleague performances earned him selections to the All-Euroleague First Team for both the Euroleague 2005–06 and Euroleague 2006–07 seasons. In 2006, Juan Carlos Navarro earned the regular season Most Valuable Player award of the ACB
ACB Most Valuable Player Award
The Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1991-92 ACB season. Since then, four players have won the award more than once: Darryl Middleton , Arvydas Sabonis, Tanoka Beard and Luis Scola...

. He played with the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . Along with the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies were established in 1995 as part of the NBA's...

 of the NBA
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

 for one season, in 2007–08, but he signed with FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Bàsquet
FC Barcelona Bàsquet, known as FC Barcelona Regal for sponsorship reasons, is a Spanish professional basketball club. It is part of the FC Barcelona sports club and was founded on August 24, 1926 which makes it the oldest club in Liga ACB. The club competes in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto...

 again, in the summer of 2008, on a 5-year
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

12.5 million euros net income
Net income
Net income is the residual income of a firm after adding total revenue and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses for the reporting period. Net income can be distributed among holders of common stock as a dividend or held by the firm as an addition to retained earnings...

 contract with a €10 million euros buyout. He was named the Euroleague MVP in 2009.

Memphis Grizzlies


Playing for FC Barcelona with stars like Aleksandar Đorđević, Artūras Karnišovas
Arturas Karnišovas
Artūras Karnišovas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player....

, Rony Seikaly
Rony Seikaly
Ronald Fred "Rony" Seikaly is a retired Lebanese-born American professional basketball player.-Early life:Seikaly was born in Beirut, Lebanon. At the age of 9, Rony moved from Beirut where he'd been attending elementary school at the Athenee de Beirut to Greece, where he spent the rest of his youth...

, Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain...

 and Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Šarunas Jasikevicius
Šarūnas Jasikevičius is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Panathinaikos BC. He is a member of the Lithuanian national team, and plays the point guard position.-Early years:...

 helped to make Navarro a better player and he managed to earn a status as one of the most promising young European players early on in his career with Barcelona. All NBA
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

 mock drafts started to set him as a sure first round pick.

However, in the 2001–02 season, Navarro had several problems with injuries and therefore he did not have a good season. Nobody seemed to see him as a 1st round pick in the 2002 NBA Draft
2002 NBA Draft
The 2002 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2002 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting 57 amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from non-North...

 because of this, and ultimately the Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C., previously known as Washington Bullets. They play in the National Basketball Association .-Early years:...

 drafted Navarro in the second round (40th pick overall). Nevertheless, he preferred to stay with FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Bàsquet
FC Barcelona Bàsquet, known as FC Barcelona Regal for sponsorship reasons, is a Spanish professional basketball club. It is part of the FC Barcelona sports club and was founded on August 24, 1926 which makes it the oldest club in Liga ACB. The club competes in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto...

 after being drafted into the NBA
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

.

On August 3, 2007, the Washington Wizards traded the draft rights of Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . Along with the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies were established in 1995 as part of the NBA's...

, in exchange for a future first-round draft pick. Navarro would be reunited with former FC Barcelona and Spanish national teammate
Spain national basketball team
The Spanish national basketball team is the basketball team representing Spain in international competitions, organized and run by the Spanish Basketball Federation...

 Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain...

.

Although initially there were a lot of doubts about Juan Carlos Navarro's ability to perform in the NBA, in his rookie NBA season, he proved to be an important member of the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . Along with the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies were established in 1995 as part of the NBA's...

, being one of the team leaders in three-point shooting (.361), and providing solid numbers when starting and coming off the bench. He was named to the 2007–08 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
NBA All-Rookie Team
The NBA All-Rookie Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor given since the 1962–63 NBA season to the top rookies during the regular season. Voting is conducted by the NBA head coaches; who are not allowed to vote for players on their own team. The All-Rookie Team is generally...

, after averaging 10.9 points per game. On June 18, 2008, Navarro officially signed a five-year deal worth
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

12.5 million euros net income
Net income
Net income is the residual income of a firm after adding total revenue and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses for the reporting period. Net income can be distributed among holders of common stock as a dividend or held by the firm as an addition to retained earnings...

 with Barcelona, reuniting with his old Spanish team prior to his arrival in the NBA.

A qualifying contract offer that was tendered to Navarro by the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . Along with the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies were established in 1995 as part of the NBA's...

 in order that he could return to his NBA team was eventually rescinded on September 10, 2009. This was done so the Grizzlies could sign former all-star Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Allen Ezail Iverson is an American professional basketball point guard and shooting guard. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the number one pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996–97 season...

.

Junior national team


In the summer of 1998, Navarro was a member of the Spanish junior national team that won the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship was inaugurated in 1964 and for the following 40 years it had been held biannually. From 2004 onwards, it is held every year.-Summaries:-Performances by nation:...

. While on the Spanish junior national team roster, he was one of "The Golden Generation" boys of Spain (along with Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain...

, a current Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association...

' player, and Raúl López
Raül López
Raül López i Molist is a Spanish professional basketball player. He has previously played for the NBA's Utah Jazz. López is a native of Vic, Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. At 6 ft 0 in tall, he plays the point guard position...

, a former Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are currently a part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association...

 player) that beat the United States' junior national team at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship
FIBA Under-19 World Championship
The FIBA Under-19 World Championship is a men's under-19 only basketball competition organized by FIBA. From its inauguration in 1979 until 2007 it was held every four years...

. Navarro was named the MVP of the tournament final and he was also selected as a member of the All-Tournament Team.

Senior national team



Navarro played with the senior Spanish national team
Spain national basketball team
The Spanish national basketball team is the basketball team representing Spain in international competitions, organized and run by the Spanish Basketball Federation...

 at the 2000 Olympic Basketball Tournament
Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics
-Group B:-Championship bracket:-Classification matches:-Preliminary round:The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.-Group A:-Group B:-Championship bracket:...

 in Sydney
Sydney
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

. He also played at the 2001 FIBA European Championship
EuroBasket 2001
The EuroBasket 2001 was the 32nd EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Turkey, began on 31 August 2001 and concluded with the final on 9 September 2001. Yugoslavia won the gold medal,...

, where he gave an awesome performance, winning two games during the tournament with buzzer beaters. He scored 27 points during the bronze medal game against Germany
Germany national basketball team
The German national basketball team for men is the basketball side that represents Germany in international competitions. Their biggest successes are the victory in the European Championship of 1993 at home in Germany, the silver medal in the 2005 European Championships and the bronze medal in the...

.

Navarro also won with the Spanish national team, the silver medal in Sweden at the 2003 FIBA European Championship
Eurobasket 2003
-5th to 8th place:-Awards:-All-Tournament Team : Tony Parker Šarūnas Jasikevičius Saulius Štombergas Andrei Kirilenko Pau Gasol-Top scorers :# Pau Gasol 25.8# Andrei Kirilenko 23.1# Dirk Nowitzki 22.5# Mehmet Okur 18.7...

. Navarro however, did not play well at the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament
Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena in Athens, Greece for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex....

. Although, he did score 18 points in Spain's loss against Team USA
United States national basketball team
The United States men's national basketball team represents the United States of America in international men's basketball. The USA is the most successful team in international competition, winning medals in all sixteen Olympic tournaments it has entered, coming away with thirteen golds...

. Spain managed only a 7th place finish in the tournament.

At the 2005 FIBA European Championship
Eurobasket 2005
The EuroBasket 2005 was held in Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. Greece won the gold medal by defeating Germany, while France won the bronze medal over Spain...

, the Spanish team
Spain national basketball team
The Spanish national basketball team is the basketball team representing Spain in international competitions, organized and run by the Spanish Basketball Federation...

 only managed a 4th place finish. Navarro was the 2nd leading scorer of the tournament with an average of 25.2 points per game, finishing behind only Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association...

 in scoring average. Spain played the tournament without Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain...

, and Navarro lead Spain to a good finish considering this.

In August 2006, he won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship
2006 FIBA World Championship
The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation , Japan Basketball Association and the 2006 Organizing Committee...

 with the Spanish national team. In September 2007, Navarro and Spain lost against Russia
Russia national basketball team
The Russian national basketball team represents Russia in international basketball matches. The team came into existence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its powerful basketball team. It has won 2 silver medals in the FIBA World Championships...

 in the gold medal game at the 2007 FIBA European Championship
Eurobasket 2007
-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Second round:- Group E :- Group F :-Championship bracket:- Quarterfinals :-Classification rounds:- Semifinals :- Third place game:- Final :...

, held in Madrid
Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be 6.271 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan...

, on Spain's home floor. Navarro was also a member of the Spanish national team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament
Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Basketball contests at the 2008 Olympic Games were held from August 9, 2008 to August 24, 2008. Competitions were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China...

. Navarro scored 18 points in the gold medal game that Spain lost against Team USA
United States national basketball team
The United States men's national basketball team represents the United States of America in international men's basketball. The USA is the most successful team in international competition, winning medals in all sixteen Olympic tournaments it has entered, coming away with thirteen golds...

.

Defending champions Spain retained their European crown at Eurobasket 2011
Eurobasket 2011
EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time Eurobasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to...

. Navarro led his team with a game-high 27 points in the championship game over France
EuroBasket 2011 Final
The EuroBasket 2011 final was the championship game of EuroBasket 2011 played at the Žalgiris Arena in Kaunas, Lithuania on 18 September between Spain and France...

. He received the EuroBasket 2011 MVP award and also earned All Tournament Team accolades with his teammate Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain...

.

Club honours

  • Euroleague (2):
    • 2002–03, 2009–10
  • Spanish Leagues (6):
    • 1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2008–09
      2008–09 ACB season
      The 2008–09 ACB season is the 26th season of the Liga ACB. The 272-game regular season began on Saturday, October 4, 2008, and ended on Sunday, May 10, 2009...

      , 2010–11
      2010–11 ACB season
      -Head coaches:1Coach Manuel Hussein was sacked after the day 6. Chechu Mulero was the coach in the game 7.2Óscar Quintana was sacked after the day 8.3Aíto Gª Reneses and Trifón Poch, sacked after the day 17.4He took the team after Ettore Messina renouncing....

  • Korać Cup
    Korac Cup
    The Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA between the 1971-72 and 2001-02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the European Champions' Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup...

     (1)
    :
    • 1998–99
  • Spanish King's Cup
    Copa del Rey de Baloncesto
    The Copa del Rey de Baloncesto is an annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams organized by Spain's top professional league, Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto. It was originally known as the Copa de España de Baloncesto and was first played in 1933. It was the first nationwide...

     (5)
    :
    • 2001
      Copa del Rey de Baloncesto 2000–01
      The Copa del Rey 2000-01 was the 65th edition of the Spanish basketball Cup. It was organized by the ACB and was disputed in Málaga in the Palacio Martín Carpena between days 15 and 18 of March, 2001. The winning team was FC Barcelona.-Brackett:-Final:...

      , 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011
      Copa del Rey de Baloncesto 2010–11
      The Copa del Rey 2010-11 was the 75th edition of the Spanish basketball Cup. It was managed by the ACB and was played in Madrid, in the Palacio de los Deportes on February 10–13.-Brackett:...

  • Spanish Supercup
    Supercopa de España de Baloncesto
    The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto is an annual preseason Spanish basketball competition. The teams that take part in this competition are:* The ACB league winner of the previous season....

     (4)
    :
    • 2004, 2009
      Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2009
      The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2009/2010 was held in 2–3 October 2009.-Qualified teams:-Semifinals:----- Final:-External links:**- See also:*Supercopa de España de Baloncesto*ACB...

      , 2010
      Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2010
      The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2010 was the 7th edition of the Spanish basketball Supercup. It was played in Vitoria-Gasteiz on 24 and 25 September. Regal FC Barcelona won their third title, second in a row.-Qualified teams:-Semifinals:----...

      , 2011
      Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2011
      The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto 2011 was the 8th edition of this tournament. It's also called Supercopa Endesa by sponsorship reasons....

  • Catalan Tournaments
    Catalan basketball league
    The Catalan Basketball Cup, more commonly known as Lliga Catalana, is the regional preseason basketball cup competition that has been organized by the Catalan Basketball Federation since 1980, in Catalonia, Spain....

     (6)
    :
    • 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011

Spanish national team

  • 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
    FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
    FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship was inaugurated in 1964 and for the following 40 years it had been held biannually. From 2004 onwards, it is held every year.-Summaries:-Performances by nation:...

    : Gold Medal
  • 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship
    FIBA Under-19 World Championship
    The FIBA Under-19 World Championship is a men's under-19 only basketball competition organized by FIBA. From its inauguration in 1979 until 2007 it was held every four years...

    : Gold Medal
  • 2001 FIBA European Championship
    EuroBasket 2001
    The EuroBasket 2001 was the 32nd EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Turkey, began on 31 August 2001 and concluded with the final on 9 September 2001. Yugoslavia won the gold medal,...

    : Bronze Medal
  • 2003 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2003
    -5th to 8th place:-Awards:-All-Tournament Team : Tony Parker Šarūnas Jasikevičius Saulius Štombergas Andrei Kirilenko Pau Gasol-Top scorers :# Pau Gasol 25.8# Andrei Kirilenko 23.1# Dirk Nowitzki 22.5# Mehmet Okur 18.7...

    : Silver Medal
  • 2006 FIBA World Championship
    2006 FIBA World Championship
    The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation , Japan Basketball Association and the 2006 Organizing Committee...

    : Gold Medal
  • 2007 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2007
    -Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Second round:- Group E :- Group F :-Championship bracket:- Quarterfinals :-Classification rounds:- Semifinals :- Third place game:- Final :...

    : Silver Medal
  • 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament
    Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics
    Basketball contests at the 2008 Olympic Games were held from August 9, 2008 to August 24, 2008. Competitions were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China...

    : Silver Medal
  • 2009 FIBA European Championship
    EuroBasket 2009
    The EuroBasket 2009 was the 36th EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Poland, began on 7 September 2009 and concluded with the final on 20 September 2009...

    : Gold Medal
  • 2011 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2011
    EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time Eurobasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to...

    : Gold Medal

Individual awards

  • All-Euroleague First Team (5):
    • 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
      Euroleague 2010–11
      The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2010–11 was the 11th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the first under the title sponsorship of Turkish Airlines...

  • Spanish League MVP
    ACB Most Valuable Player Award
    The Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1991-92 ACB season. Since then, four players have won the award more than once: Darryl Middleton , Arvydas Sabonis, Tanoka Beard and Luis Scola...

     (1):
    • 2006
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
    NBA All-Rookie Team
    The NBA All-Rookie Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor given since the 1962–63 NBA season to the top rookies during the regular season. Voting is conducted by the NBA head coaches; who are not allowed to vote for players on their own team. The All-Rookie Team is generally...

     (1):
    • 2008
  • Euroleague MVP (1):
    • 2009
  • Spanish League Finals MVP
    ACB Finals Most Valuable Player Award
    The Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto first named an ACB Finals Most Valuable Player after the 1990-91 ACB season. Since then, only one player has won the award more than once: Arvydas Sabonis.-All-time award winners:...

     (2):
    • 2009, 2011
  • Spanish Supercup
    Supercopa de España de Baloncesto
    The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto is an annual preseason Spanish basketball competition. The teams that take part in this competition are:* The ACB league winner of the previous season....

     MVP (2):
    • 2009, 2010
  • Euroleague 2001–10 All-Decade Team
    ULEB Euroleague 2001–10 All-Decade Team
    The ULEB Euroleague 2001-10 All-Decade Team consists of basketball players named to the Euroleague's All-Decade Team for the first 10 years of the ULEB competition from 2001-10.There were 50 players nominated for the All-Decade Team...

     (1):
    • 2010
  • Euroleague Final Four MVP:
    • 2010
  • Catalan Tournament
    Catalan basketball league
    The Catalan Basketball Cup, more commonly known as Lliga Catalana, is the regional preseason basketball cup competition that has been organized by the Catalan Basketball Federation since 1980, in Catalonia, Spain....

     Final MVP (1):
    • 2001
  • 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: All-Tournament Team
  • 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: MVP
  • 2005 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2005
    The EuroBasket 2005 was held in Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. Greece won the gold medal by defeating Germany, while France won the bronze medal over Spain...

    : All-Tournament Team
  • European Player of the Year
    European Basketball Player of the Year Awards
    The European Basketball Player of the Year Awards are the three awards given out on a yearly basis to the best male European basketball player of the year. More specifically, those are the Mr. Europa award, which began in 1976, the Euroscar, established in 1979, and the FIBA Europe Player of the...

    : Mr. Europa
    Mr. Europa
    The Mister Europa European Player of the Year Award is an annual basketball award created in 1976 and given today by the panel of journalists of the Italian weekly magazine Superbasket. Its purpose is to praise the best European basketball player, regardless of where he plays in the world,...

    • 2010
  • 2011 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2011
    EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time Eurobasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to...

    : All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 FIBA European Championship
    Eurobasket 2011
    EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time Eurobasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to...

    : MVP

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