Marko Jaric was selected with the final pick of the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He finally came into the league for the 2002-2003 season and played seven seasons in the league from that year on. After all of that, Jaric is still best known for being the husband of Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima.
Lima’s husband hasn’t played in the league since the 2008-2009 season, but now Jaric will once again be involved in the NBA preseason in the coming weeks. As Brooklyn Nets media day got underway on Monday, it was announced by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News that Jaric has been signed to a training camp deal by the Nets. Bondy also hilariously added that he had not seen Lima yet at media day.
The 34-year-old guard really didn’t have a great deal of success when he was in the league. Over his seven NBA seasons, he played in 447 games and actually started in 221. However, he averaged only 7.1 points, 3.6 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 25.2 minutes per game while converting on only 40.4 percent of his field goal attempts and just 34.4 percent of his attempts from long-range.
It’s not that Jaric was ever an abysmal player in this league, but he certainly never had a great impact. Since leaving the NBA, Jaric has played in Spain, Italy and spent the preseason in 2012 with the Chicago Bulls, failing to make the final roster. Ultimately, it seems like Jaric’s fate will be the same this summer in Brooklyn as it was last year in Chicago.