Varese Basketball is pleased to announce the signing of Milenko Tepic. Talented Serbian wing, class of ‘87, and champion of the 2011 Euroleague with a Panathinaikos jersey, will be with Coach Attilio Caja after a good season at PAOK Salonicco.
Andrea Conti, General Manager, Openjobmetis Varese Basketball: «When Coach Caja and I thought about making up a team, we always wanted to have a player on the bench to act as ‘guide’ who also had basketball acumen. Milenko has these features – he hails from a high-level training background and has had a series of excellent instructors. He knows how to do many things and this is going to be very useful for the team».
Born in Novi Sad on 27 February 1987, Milenko Tepic made his debut in professional basketball in 2002 with a NIS Vojvodina jersey, with whom he began a brilliant career replete with trophies. In 2006, he joined the glorious Partizan Belgrade with whom he amassed 3 Serbian championships, 3 Adriatic League titles, 2 Serbia cups and title of MVP in the same competition in 2008. In June 2009, he signed up with Panathinaikos, adding two Greek championships to his list and, more importantly, to the 2011 Euroleague. After his time at Athens, he was at Sevilla and Lietuvos Rytas. In December 2013, he returned to Belgrade and won the championship again. After the 2015-2016 season with PAOK, he joined Capo d’Orlando and contributed to elevating the Sicilian team to the playoff quarterfinals (8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3 assists in the league, 11.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in post season). In the summer of 2017, he joined Brindisi, who was saved, and he totalled 8.3 points in 26’, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Back at PAOK Thessaloniki, he ended the last season at 7.3 points in 28’ and 4.2 rebounds. An expert athlete who is both flexible and can enhance the qualities of his teammates, he has also collected a number of titles with his own national team. Winning a gold medal at the U16, U18 and U20 European Championships, he took part in a World Cup and various editions of Eurobasket, winning a silver medal in 2009.