HoopsHype Sasha Vujacic rumors


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On Sunday (5/8) Maria Sharapova denied that she will marry her longtime partner Sasha Vujacic in Istanbul, but Efes fans have nothing to worry about. The Slovenian guard will continue to be an Istanbul resident, as his deadline to sign an NBA contract expired. EuroHoops.net

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Sasa Vujacic, in an interview with Kosarka.si, said that his desire is to return to the NBA next season. The Slovenian is now playing in Turkey with Anadolu Efes Istanbul with whom he penned a deal until the end of the season. 'I am happy and satisfied of my experience in Turkey, but my wish is to go back to the NBA next season' said Vujacic to Kosarka.si. According to the Slovenian site, Vujacic has already drawn interest from a few NBA teams. Sportando

March 27, 2012 Updates

Former Laker Sasha Vujacic has put his ocean-view house in Rancho Palos Verdes on the market at $2.749 million. The gated Mediterranean-style house, built in 1986 and remodeled, contains more than 4,000 square feet of living space on a single level. Among the features are a terra cotta-paved courtyard, a double-door entry, high ceilings, a family room with a wet bar and wine cooler, two master suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of four bathrooms. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with spa and a tennis/basketball sports court. Los Angeles Times

March 23, 2012 Updates

Maria Sharapova and her fiance, Sasha Vujacic, have set a wedding date, according to the Turkish media: November 10th, in Istanbul. Vujacic, the former LA Laker and New Jersey Net, is now playing professional ball in Turkey. The tennis star and the basketball player got engaged 18 months ago. The Big Lead

November 20, 2011 Updates

In which way do you think basketball in Europe has changed since you left? Sasha Vujacic: It has become a little bit faster, a little bit more physical that it used to be, but still not at the NBA. It’s very tactical. It changed in a good way. There are better players, better teams, better excitement. A lot of people that I’ve been talking to, they’ve been watching and following the Euroleague a lot. HoopsHype

Do you feel fortunate that your experience in the NBA took place for the most part in L.A. with the Lakers? SV: Yes. When I was younger, when I decided to go to the NBA, I always wished to play with the Lakers. That was the team that I was aiming, the team that was the best fit for me. I was fortunate that I had the best players and the best coaches, learning from them. They taught me a lot. Also winning a couple of championships… As fortunate as I was, it didn’t come for free – it took a lot of hard work. I love the organization, they’re my family and they treated like family when I went to New Jersey, so L.A. is home for me. HoopsHype

What kind of career do you think you would have had in the NBA without Kobe Bryant in front of you? SV: [Laughs] Yeah, that’s a good question. Could have been much different… There are always pluses and minuses in life having the best basketball player in front of you. You learn a lot, you play against him in every practice, you learn how to become better. But also there is a big minus about the playing time and about growing as a player as well. Luckily, I wasn’t there for one, two, three years but I was there for seven years, so it helped me and it hurt me. Now I’m 27, I’m not too old yet, so hopefully I can still play a little bit longer. Were you disappointed when you got traded to the Nets? SV: I was not shocked. I was expecting the trade because I wasn’t in the rotation anymore… What do think happened for you to be out of the rotation? SV: Nothing, just a different game plan, different basketball we started playing. It became more transition and the coach preferred other players. Once I was traded, it gave me the opportunity to regain confidence and have fun. HoopsHype

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Sasha Vujacic may take any decision about re-signing him out of the Nets' hands. According to the Turkish website and newspaper, Milliyet -- which also ran a bunch of Lindsay Lohan pictures yesterday -- Vujacic is close to signing a deal with Anadolu Efes that would keep him overseas for a full season. Vujacic reportedly is considering playing in Turkey in the event of a lengthy NBA lockout, which will be two weeks old tomorrow. New York Post

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Nets shooting guard Sasha Vujacic won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s also engaged to tennis star Maria Sharapova. The synergy between Sharapova, a beautiful athlete, and Vujacic being an accomplished NBA player garnered extra media attention especially when the two were engaged. TMZ and Deadspin reported their engagement. “It has its pluses and minuses with TMZ, we live our life pretty low key—we are devoted to what we are doing,” said Vujacic in a recent interview. Vujacic acknowledges the balance of a good upbringing from his parents and his early start in his sport for keeping him grounded in handling media. “The journalism brings you to celebrity status but you try to stay down to Earth as much as you can,” he added. “Spending seven years in Los Angeles playing for one of the best teams on the planet definitely gives you opportunity to be out there and it just grows if you are smart with it.” SLAM

April 14, 2011 Updates

How about Sasha Vujacic, whose contract has also expired? “My personal choice would be definitely to come back,” Vujacic said. “Everybody accepted me here, from Day One, from (PR director Gary Sussman) to everybody in our organization. All jokes aside, everybody was great and I felt like at home, especially our fans they were tremendous even though our record wasn’t the best. “I dont know (if I’d come on a discount). The business part, I’m not getting involved in. I’m going to leave that to my agent (Rob Pelinka) to do whatever. Hopefully we have NBA next year. Hopefully there’s not going to be any lockout, and hopefully well continue to build something.” New York Daily News

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“I really don’t know,’’ Vujacic said when asked if he wants to return to the Nets. “I’ll talk with you about that after the last game. But definitely, from Day One, everybody accepted me, from the organization, to coaches to teammates. So I feel great and I felt welcomed. So I like it here. I like it a lot. The ownership, Mikhail Prokhorov, and (GM) Billy King, coach (Avery Johnson), everybody has that global vision of the team going somewhere and winning the championship and all I want to do is to win championships.’’ Newark Star-Ledger

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