Radmanovic playing for the Warriors.
|No. - Chicago Bulls|
|Power forward/Small forward|
|Born||November 19, 1980 |
|Listed height:||6 ft 10 in|
|Listed weight:||234 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2001; Round: 1 / Pick: 12th|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|1997-2001||Red Star Belgrade|
|2001||KK FMP Železnik|
|2005-2006||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2006-2008||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Golden State Warriors|
|2010-2011||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Vladimir Radmanović at NBA.com|
Born into the Serbian family of a JNA officer hailing from the Dalmatian coastal town of Zadar in Croatia, Radmanović was born in Trebinje, in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the former Yugoslavia, where his father Stevan was stationed at the time. He grew up in various locales dictated by the requirements of his father's profession.
Radmanović played basketball for Red Star Belgrade and KK FMP Železnik before entering the into the NBA in 2001.
Radmanović was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the 12th pick of 2001 NBA Draft. Although consistent throughout his first two seasons, Radmanović became a candidate for the NBA Most Improved Player Award in the 2003-04 season, when he averaged 12 points and 5.3 rebounds per game mostly as a sixth man. He established himself as a deadly three-point shooter, making around 40% of his attempts.
He was integral to the Sonics' success in the 2004-05 season as a sixth man. He averaged 11.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds, helping the Sonics win their first-round playoff matchup against the Sacramento Kings. On January 26, 2005, he made a career-high 8 three-point field goals against the Los Angeles Lakers. After the 2004-05 season, Radmanović turned down a six year, $42 million dollar contract offer to re-sign with the Sonics, and instead decided to sign a one-year deal, making him an unrestricted free agent after next season.
He was nicknamed "Broadway Joe" by Supersonics announcer Kevin Calabro, after his resemblance to NFL quarterback Joe Namath.
Los Angeles Clippers
The change of venue greatly improved his performance. Radmanović averaged 10.7 ppg, a career-best averages of 5.7 rpg and 2.1 apg, while shooting 41.8% of his three-pointers.
Los Angeles Lakers
On July 1, 2006, he agreed to terms with Los Angeles Lakers for the full mid-level exception over 5 years (at an estimated $31M). Although he was believed to be a lock to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers (he at first accepted their offer at an estimated $31M over five years), he changed his mind after being promised a starting job with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the Lakers were offering the same amount of money as Clippers, Radmanović was persuaded to join the team by Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson and his good friend, Vlade Divac, who were all convinced his shooting and playing opportunities would greatly increase in the Lakers' triangle offense. Jackson has also called Vladimir a "space cadet" and "my favorite Martian" in reference to his being out of position and taking wild three point shots. He was also referred to as "Vlad Rad."
On February 7, 2009, Radmanović was dealt to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for forward Adam Morrison and guard Shannon Brown. Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said Radmanovic will likely play both small and power forward.