It was December 17th, 2010 when Milan Mačvan signed a five-year contract with the legendary club of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel, and was officially welcomed and introduced by the Chairman, Mr. Shimon Mizrahi, at the presence of his agent, Zoran Savic, flown to Tel Aviv from Barcelona. In that moment, the EuroCup Rising Star 2009 climbed to the highest level, the Euroleague, in one of the strongest teams of the competition. Exactly where he wanted to arrive.
In the following months, Maccabi Tel Aviv won the Israeli National Cup and the Israeli National Championship, the first trophies for Milan with a professional club. And most of all, Maccabi Tel Aviv qualified to the Euroleague Final Four 2011 in Barcelona. It was a dream come true for Milan, who had previously "imagined" that dream four years before, participating with FMP Zeleznik to the Nike Junior International Tournament at the Euroleague Final Four in Athens...
A dream that he deserved to live, for the attitude that he proved along the season. Maccabi Tel Aviv was a top team, called to be the protagonist in every competition, always playing the role of favorite and with excellent American players. Mačvan never missed an opportunity, every time the coach David Blatt called him from the bench.
In the Israeli National Championship, he averaged 6.7 points (shooting with 61.3% from 2pt, 47.1% from 3pt, 88.9% from ft) more 2.9 rebounds in 21 games, playing some excellent performance, as the "perfect game" in which he scored 25 points, shooting with 10/10 from the field and 5/5 from the line more 7 rebounds, 3 assist, 31 of evaluation in 21' on court!
In Euroleague, he made his debut in the latest round of the Regular Season, performing 8 points more 2 rebounds in 17' in the victory got on the court of Asseco Prokom Gdynia, in Poland. Then, it was already time to play the Top 16, where he averaged 3.8 points (shooting with 66.7% from 2pt and 86.7% from ft) and 1.6 rebounds in only 8' per game. He had even less minutes in the Euroleague Playoffs, but he kept patience waiting his time.
On March 29th, 2011 he showed his talent in Game 3 of the series against Caja Laboral Vitoria, performing 9 points (3/5 from 2pt, 1/2 from 3pt), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 9 of evaluation in only 11'. With the series on 1-1, Maccabi won that game for 81-60, then closing the series in Game 4 and qualifying the Euroleague Final Four 2011 in Barcelona.
Maccabi Tel Aviv overcame Real Madrid for 82-63 in the Semifinal, with Milan playing only 5'44", then was defeated by Panathinaikos Athens for 70-78 in the Final, where Milan Mačvan, at the age of 20, performed 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block shot, 6 of evaluation in 12'. He would have definitely deserved to play more.