|President of the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Preceded by||Sejo Bukva|
|Born||(1985-09-18) September 18, 1985 (age 35)|
|Born||(1985-09-18) September 18, 1985 (age 35)|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||242 lb (110 kg)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Number||12, 33, 35|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player, he spent six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played at the power forward position.
He was also named to the All-ACB Team in 2012.
On September 27, 2018 Teletović announced his retirement after suffering a career-ending injury pulmonary emboli during his tenure with the Bucks and then got waived in March 2018, removing his final year of his contract in December of that same year.
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As a youth, Teletović spent some of his time playing soccer, as well as learning kickboxing and karate.
However, he felt most comfortable with playing basketball, as he played the sport at a local basketball court not far from his home.
In his first season with the club, he averaged 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while in his second season, he increased his stats to 26.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game over 17 games in the league.
He played his first game in the Spanish League on October 1, 2006, in a game against Pamesa, where they won on the road by 95–94.
In the next three seasons with the Spanish club, he became a starting player, and eventually became the captain of Baskonia, and one of the cornerstones of the team.
Over 10 games in the 2011–12 Euroleague season, he averaged a career-high 21.7 points and 6 rebounds per game.
However, Caja Laboral did not reach the Top 16 round.
In June 2012, Teletović reached a contract buyout agreement with Baskonia, for an amount of €2 million, in order to play the next year in the NBA.
On July 16, 2012, Teletović signed a three-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
He made his NBA debut on November 5, 2012 in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On March 1, 2013, Nets head coach P. said that he intended to put Teletović in the Nets rotation, along with giving him consistent minutes. J. Carlesimo
He went on to tie his season-high of 14 points against the Washington Wizards in the team's second last game of the season on April 15.
He managed just one playoff appearance for the Nets in their 4–3 first round series loss to the Chicago Bulls.
On November 29, 2013, Teletović recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Houston Rockets.
On January 24, 2014, he scored a career-high 34 points in a 107–106 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
On February 2, 2014, he recorded his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against the New Orleans Pelicans.
On December 3, 2014, Teletović scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds in a 95–93 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs.
On January 23, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after he was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus.
He made an earlier than expected return for the Nets on April 22, playing four minutes and grabbing two rebounds in Game 2 of the team's first-round series loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
On June 18, 2015, the Nets tendered a qualifying offer worth $4.21 million to make Teletović a restricted free agent.
However, on July 9, the Nets withdrew their qualifying offer and parted ways with him.
On July 17, 2015, Teletović signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.
He made his debut for the Suns in the team's season opener against the Dallas Mavericks on October 28, recording 5 points and 5 rebounds in a 111–95 loss.
On November 29, he scored a season-high 20 points off the bench in a 107–102 win over the Toronto Raptors.
He tied his season-high on December 7, scoring 20 points, including a go-ahead basket with 0.3 seconds left, to cap the Suns' furious fourth-quarter rally from 16 down in a 103–101 win over the Chicago Bulls.
On December 16, he surpassed that mark, scoring a team-high 24 points in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.
On January 12, 2016, he reached double figures for a career-best sixth straight game, scoring 19 points in a loss to the Indiana Pacers.
On February 19, he scored a season-high 25 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets.
Six days later, he topped that mark with 30 points in a loss to his former team, the Brooklyn Nets.
On March 23, in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Teletović set the Suns' single-season record for most three-pointers made off the bench, surpassing Danny Ainge's 150 made three-pointers during the 1992–93 season.
On April 5, in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Teletović set an NBA single-season record for most three-pointers made off the bench, surpassing Chuck Person's 164 made three-pointers during the 1994–95 season with the San Antonio Spurs.
His record was broken the following season by Eric Gordon.
Teletović finished the season with a 181 three-pointers, with 179 made while coming off the bench.
On July 8, 2016, Teletović signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
On November 5, 2016, he scored 22 points and matched his career high with seven three-pointers in a 117–91 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Teletović saw an expanded role in the wake of Michael Beasley sustaining a knee injury in late February 2017.
However, Teletović sustained a slight hamstring injury in March 2017, but returned quickly and saw expanded minutes.
Teletović appeared in the first 10 games of the 2017–18 season for the Bucks before being ruled out for four weeks on November 21 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee.
On December 14, 2017, he was sidelined further as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs.
Teletović's condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier in the week.
On March 10, 2018, he was waived by the Bucks.
On December 21, 2018, the Bucks' request to remove Teletovic's salary from their books for a career-ending injury was granted by the NBA.
On September 27, 2018, Teletović announced his retirement, and revealed that he would start working at the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
National team career
Teletović played for the national basketball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the EuroBasket 2011 tournament, he averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, however, Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in 17th place out of 24 teams in the tournament.
In the EuroBasket 2013 qualification, Teletović averaged 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game and helped Bosnia and Herzegovina finished first in group D. During the final tournament, Teletović averaged 21.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game, with both points and rebounds per game being career highs for Teletović at the EuroBasket.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was not able to advance to the second round despite its 3–2 record, leading to a 13th-placed finish.
In the EuroBasket 2017 qualification, he averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season.
He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Teletović is an ethnic Bosniak.
He has four children with his wife Maja.
Awards and accomplishments
- Basketball League Belgium Champion: (2006)
- 3× Spanish Supercup Winner: (2006, 2007, 2008)
- 2× Spanish ACB League Champion: (2008, 2010)
- 2× EuroLeague Final Four Participation: (2007, 2008)
- Spanish King's Cup Winner: (2009)
- Most three-pointers made while coming off the bench in a single season (179): (2016)
- Was broken by Eric Gordon the following season
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza Teletović.