MILAN MAČVAN'S CAREER.

PARTIZAN BELGRADE, HIS OWN VICTORY...

Step back to the 2011/2012 season, because the daydream of Milan Mačvan with Maccabi Tel Aviv broke off abruptly already at the end of the pre-season, when he understood that coach David Blatt wouldn't have given him more space. He felt that his expectations had been betrayed and decided to leave, no matters the four more years of contract.

After a long negotiation, on October 18th he signed with Partizan Belgrade, on loan from Maccabi Tel Aviv. He had something to prove, and the Euroleague season confirmed that Milan Mačvan was ready to be an absolute protagonist. He performed 15.3 points per game, shooting with great percentages, as the 63.9% from 2pt, the 37.5% from 3pt, the 83.3% from ft, more 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists! Maccabi Tel Aviv didn't have a player like him.

He also collected excellent numbers in the Adriatic League, performing 13.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, as well as in the Serbian League, performing 11.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, but his main objective was the Euroleague, of course. And he really showed to everyone what he wanted to prove. Finally, he led Partizan Belgrade to win two trophies in a row, the Serbian National Cup and the Serbian National Championship, repeating what he had achieved the previous year in Israel also in Serbia.

Step forward to the 2014/2015 season, when Partizan Belgrade would have been the home for Milan Mačvan's new comeback, after two years in Turkey with Galatasaray Istanbul. The circumstances were very different and curiously, after winning at least two national trophies per season between Israel, Serbia and Turkey, this time his own victory would have been very different, but not less important to him.

He accepted the call and decided to go back to Partizan Belgrade to help the club, that was struggling with serious financial difficulties. Probably the most of the professional players wouldn't have take a similar decision, but he felt to have something to give back to that club. He came back to wear the "number 13" jersey of Partizan, becoming even more the hero for thousands of black-white fans.

On court, Milan was simply amazing: in EuroCup, he led Partizan Belgrade scoring 18.0 points per game with 68.5% from 2pt, 33.3% from 3pt and 95.0% from ft, adding 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists... And between the Adriatic League and the KLS Superleague, he also performed 12.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He led the team to the Adriatic League Final Four and to the KLS Superleague Final, losing only to the historical rivals of Red Star Belgrade, but deserving the greatest honors. He got his own victory.

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