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Predrag Stojaković
Stojaković with the Mavericks in 2011
Sacramento Kings
VP, Basketball & Team Development
Personal information
Born June 9, 1977 (1977-06-09) (age 43)
Slavonska Požega, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian / Greek
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 1992–2011
League NBA
Career history
1992–1993 Crvena zvezda
1993–1998 PAOK
1998–2006 Sacramento Kings
2006 Indiana Pacers
2006–2010 New Orleans Hornets
2010–2011 Toronto Raptors
2011 Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Star (2002–2004)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2004)
  • 2× NBA 3-Point Shootout champion (2002, 2003)
  • NBA three-point field goals leader (2004)
  • FIBA EuroBasket MVP (2001)
  • FIBA EuroLeague Top Scorer (1998)
  • FIBA Korać Cup winner (1994)
  • Greek Cup winner (1995)
  • Greek League MVP (1998)
  • 2x Greek All Star Game MVP (1997, 1998)
  • 2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2001, 2002)
  • Euroscar Player of the Year (2001)
  • Yugoslavian Most Valuable Young Player (1994)
  • No. 16 retired by Sacramento Kings
Career NBA statistics
Points 13,647 (17.0 ppg)
Rebounds 3,782 (4.7 rpg)
Assists 1,408 (1.8 apg)
Stats at NBA.com

Predrag Stojaković (Serbian: Предраг Стојаковић, predraːg stojaːkoʋitɕ; born 9 June 1977), known by his nickname Peja, is a Serbian retired professional basketball player. He played a career total of 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, and Dallas Mavericks. He has also played for the Red Star Belgrade of the YUBA Liga and with PAOK of the Greek Basket League (GBL).

He is a one-time NBA Champion, winning the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with the Mavericks in 2011.

On 19 December 2011, Stojaković announced that he was retiring from playing professional basketball. He said that ongoing back and neck problems had affected his play later in his career.

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