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Radoslav Nesterovic, frequently referred to in English as Rasho Nesterovic born May 30, 1976, is a Slovenian expert basketball player at present with the NBA's Toronto Raptors.

Nesterovic was born to Serbian parents in Ljubljana. He played in the middle of the juniors in Partizan Belgrade. Since of the Yugoslav wars, he moved to PAOK Thessaloniki. In 1995 he come back to Slovenia to play for Olimpija.

He started his specialized career with KK Union Olimpija in the season 1995-96, where he played in the home cup in average of 20 min and scoring 7 points and grab 4 rebounds per game. In the season 1996-97 he was a part of that famous Olimpija team

Radoslav Nesterovic

Radoslav Nesterovic, frequently referred to in English as Rasho Nesterovic born May 30, 1976, is a Slovenian expert basketball player at present with the NBA's Toronto Raptors.

Nesterovic was born to Serbian parents in Ljubljana. He played in the middle of the juniors in Partizan Belgrade. Since of the Yugoslav wars, he moved to PAOK Thessaloniki. In 1995 he come back to Slovenia to play for Olimpija.

He started his specialized career with KK Union Olimpija in the season 1995-96, where he played in the home cup in average of 20 min and scoring 7 points and grab 4 rebounds per game. In the season 1996-97 he was a part of that famous Olimpija team, where he helped his team arrive at the Euro league final.

In the 1st season with his new club, he scored on criterion of seven points and grabbed five rebounds in the Italian home cup, but was much more winning in the Euroleague, where he scored on average eleven points and clutch eight rebounds per game.

where he scored on average eleven points and clutch eight rebounds per game.

Nesterovic was a first-round pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1998 NBA Draft. He joined the Timberwolves just previous to the end of the 1998-99 season and played there from side to side the 2002-03 season.

Nesterovic stay in Minnesota for four full seasons, or five years, since he played only the last 2 regular-season games, plus every one of his team's games in the playoffs, in his 1st season. His most excellent season with the Timberwolves was 2002-03, when he scored eleven points and grabbed almost seven rebounds per game on standard.

He then signed a 6-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs in 2004. Nevertheless, the length of with his colleague from the national team, Beno Udrih, he scored six points and grabbed 6 rebounds per game, and eventually helped his team win the NBA title.

On June 21, 2006, Nesterovic was traded to the Toronto Raptors with cash for Matt Bonner, Eric Williams and a second round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

In his first season with the Raptors, he averaged 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1 block per game Nesterovic is the current captain of the Slovenian national basketball team. He helped his team win 6th place on Eurobasket 2005 in Belgrade, and safe a place in the Basketball World Championship of 2006.

 

 

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