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Marko Marinović ends playing career and becomes head coach of Borac

From now on we will be watching Marinović in a different role. 

Marko Marinovic (Photo: ABA/Ivica Veselinov)

It is official. Marko Marinović has decided to end his 19-year playing career! Yet, he will remain in basketball as from the next season he will act as head coach of him home town club Borac Čačak.

Marinović started his pro career in Borac back in 2000, while over the past 19 years he has played for numerous well-known clubs including FMP, Crvena zvezda mts, Valencia, Alba, Radnički, Petrol Olimpija and others. He won the 2006 ABA championship with FMP (Reflex), while he became the EuroCup champion in 2010 with Valencia.

Marinović is the ABA League record holder in most assists made in a single match (18).

“This is something new in my life and in my sports career. A big, big challenge. We will continue pursuing our dream and that dream is to make Borac part of ABA 1. I would like to thank the club management for the trust they've put into me. I will do my best to fulfill their expectations because this city and this club deserve to watch the top level basketball,” said Marinović.

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Marinović završio igračku karijeru i preuzeo kormilo Borca

Marko Marinović je odličio da stavi tačku na svoju igračku karijeru koja je trajala punih 19 godina. Ipak, popularni Malina neće napustiti košarku, pošto će već od sledeće sezone biti prvi trener ekipe iz svog rodnog grada – Borca iz Čačka.

Marinović je upravo u Borcu počeo svoju igračku karijeru sada već davne 2000. godine, a posle toga je nastupao za brojne poznate klubove uključujući FMP, Crvenu zvezdu, Valensiju, Albu, Radnički iz Kragujevca, Olimpiju i mnoge druge. Sa FMP-om je 2006. godine osvojio regionalnu ligu, dok je 2010. godine sa Valensijom postao pobednik Evrokupa.

Marinović je rekorder ABA lige po broju asistencija na jednom meču (18).  

“Ovo je nešto novo u mom životu i sportskoj karijeri. Novi, veliki izazov. Očekujem podršku sugrađana. Nastavljamo započeti san, a to je Borac u ABA ligi. Hvala upravi na ukazanom poverenju, trudiću se da opravdam jer grad i klub zaslužuju košarku na najvišem nivou”, konstatovao je Marinović.