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Bedo Udrih
Beno Udrih
Udrih playing for the Magic in 2013.
No. 14, 19, 18, 9 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position: Player development league
League: NBA/RPBL/IBSL/LBL
Personal information
Born: July 5, 1982 (1982-07-05) (age 42)
Celje, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Nationality: Slovenia Flag Slovenian
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2004 for the San Antonio Spurs
Final game: 2017 for the Detroit Pistons
Career information
NBA Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career: 1997-2018 (21 years)
Coaching career: 2020-present (4 years)
Position: Point Guard / Shooting Guard
Career history
As player:
1997–2000 Hopsi Polzela
2000–2002 Union Olimpija
2002–2003 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2003–2004 Avtodor Saratov
2004 Olimpia Milano
20042007 San Antonio Spurs
2007-2011 Sacramento Kings
2011-2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013 Orlando Magic
2013–2014 New York Knicks
2014-2015 Memphis Grizzlies
2015-2016 Miami Heat
2016-2017 Detroit Pistons
2017-2018 Žalgiris Kaunas
As coach:
2020 Westchester Knicks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Beno Udrih (born July 5, 1982) is a Slovenian former professional basketball player who serves as a player development coach for the New Orleans Pelicans. He previously played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, and Detroit Pistons. During his time with the Spurs, Udrih won two NBA titles in 2005 and 2007.

Early career[]

Udrih made his professional debut with a brief stint in the Slovenian Second Basketball League in 1997, followed by three seasons in the Slovenian Basketball League. He was named the 2000 Slovenian League Rookie of the Year, and has played for the senior Slovenian national team since that same year. He played for Union Olimpija, from 2000 to 2002, where he made great improvements, and played in the EuroLeague for the first time.

Udrih played for Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) in the 2002–2003 season. He split the 2003–2004 season between Avtodor Saratov (Russia) and Olimpia Milano (Italy).

Prior to his NBA debut, he appeared in the Southern California Summer Pro League for the Spurs, and also in three games with the Spurs squad in the 2004 Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue, averaging 10.3 points, 5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 24.7 minutes per game.

Professional career[]

San Antonio Spurs (2004–2007)[]

Udrih signed with the San Antonio Spurs in the summer of 2004 after being drafted with the 28th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft, signing a 3-year, US$2.4 million contract, and served as a key backup for starting Point Guard Tony Parker. In Udrih's rookie season, he won a Rookie of the Month award. Following that achievement, he was selected for the Rookie Team for the Rookie Challenge during All Star Weekend. In the 2005 Playoffs, he won the championship with the Spurs. However, Udrih's playing time dropped significantly in the 2005-06 season with the Spurs signing Nick Van Exel during the off-season, but increased again after the All-Star break due to an injury to Van Exel's elbow. In the following 2006-07 season and playoffs (where the Spurs won another NBA championship) his minutes were very limited, as the Spurs signed veteran point guard Jacque Vaughn to back up Tony Parker.

Sacramento Kings (2007–2011)[]

On October 27, 2007, Udrih was sent, along with cash considerations, by the Spurs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a protected 2008 second-round draft pick.[1] The Wolves immediately waived him.[1] He was later signed by the Sacramento Kings as a fill in for starting point guard Mike Bibby, who was out with an injured thumb for an estimated two months.[2] He stepped up well in his new role as starting Point Guard, scoring a career-high of 27 points on November 26, 2007 in a 112–99 win against his former team, the San Antonio Spurs.[3] He averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds in 32 minutes per game in 65 games with the Kings in 2007–08.[4]

On July 1, 2008, Udrih agreed to a 5-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after being courted by the Los Angeles Clippers.[5]

Milwaukee Bucks (2011–2013)[]

On June 23, 2011, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-way deal among the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats.[6]

Orlando Magic (2013)[]

On February 21, 2013, Udrih was traded at the trade deadline to the Orlando Magic along with Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb in exchange for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon, and Ish Smith.[7]

New York Knicks (2013–2014)[]

Beno Udrih Knicks

Udrih with the Knicks in 2013.

On August 8, 2013, Udrih signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks worth $1.27 million.[8] On February 24, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks after they bought out his contract.[9]

Memphis Grizzlies (2014–2015)[]

On February 27, 2014, Udrih was claimed off waivers by the Memphis Grizzlies.[10] On July 15, 2014, Udrih re-signed with the Grizzlies to a multi-year deal.[11]

Miami Heat (2015–2016)[]

On November 10, 2015, Udrih was traded, along with Jarnell Stokes, to the Miami Heat in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis.[12] Two days later, he made his debut for the Heat in a 92–91 win over the Utah Jazz, recording two points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench.[13] On February 24, 2016, he was ruled out for three months after requiring surgery for a torn plantar plate in his right foot.[14] He was subsequently waived by the Heat five days later.[15]

Udrih re-signed with the Heat on August 17, 2016,[16] but was waived on October 22 prior to the start of the 2016–17 regular season.[17]

Detroit Pistons (2016–2017)[]

Beno Udrih Pistons

Udrich with the Pistons in December 2016.

On October 24, 2016, Udrih was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Pistons.[18] He re-signed with the Pistons on September 25, 2017,[19] but was waived on October 14, 2017 prior to the start of the 2017–18 season.[20]

Žalgiris Kaunas (2017–2018)[]

On December 24, 2017, Udrih returned to Europe, signing with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas until the end of the season.[21]

On November 27, 2021, Udrih officially announced his retirement.[22]

Coaching career[]

On January 25, 2020, it was reported that Udrih had been hired by the Westchester Knicks as assistant coach.[23] On November 16, 2020, the New Orleans Pelicans announced that they hired Udrih as player development coach.[24]

Career statistics[]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship

NBA[]

Regular season[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004-05 San Antonio 80 2 14.4 .444 .408 .753 1.0 1.9 .5 .1 5.9
2005-06 San Antonio 55 3 10.7 .455 .343 .780 1.0 1.7 .3 .0 5.1
2006-07 San Antonio 73 1 13.0 .369 .287 .883 1.1 1.7 .4 .0 4.7
2007-08 Sacramento 65 51 32.0 .463 .387 .850 3.3 4.3 .9 .2 12.8
2008-09 Sacramento 73 72 31.1 .461 .310 .820 3.0 4.7 1.1 .2 11.0
2009-10 Sacramento 79 41 31.4 .493 .377 .837 2.8 4.7 1.1 .1 12.9
2010-11 Sacramento 79 64 34.6 .500 .357 .864 3.4 4.9 1.2 .1 13.7
2011-12 Milwaukee 59 0 18.3 .440 .288 .709 1.7 3.8 .6 .0 5.9
2012-13 Milwaukee 39 0 18.4 .475 .265 .727 2.0 3.5 .4 .1 6.7
2012-13 Orlando 27 9 27.3 .408 .396 .857 2.3 6.1 .9 .0 10.2
2013-14 New York 31 12 19.0 .425 .425 .833 1.8 3.5 .7 .1 5.6
2013–14 Memphis 10 0 5.5 .556 1.000 .833 .2 .6 .1 .1 2.7
2014-15 Memphis 79 12 18.9 .487 .268 .853 1.8 2.6 .6 .1 7.7
2015-16 Memphis 8 0 15.0 .435 .364 1.000 1.1 3.3 .4 .1 5.9
2015-16 Miami 36 5 16.3 .434 .333 .882 1.8 2.5 .3 0 4.4
2016-17 Detroit 39 0 14.4 .467 .344 .941 1.5 3.4 .3 0 5.8
Career 831 272 21.9 .463 .349 .833 2.1 3.4 .7 .1 8.4

Playoffs[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 San Antonio 21 0 11.5 .359 .270 .857 .8 1.0 .4 .0 3.7
2006 San Antonio 7 0 6.7 .333 .167 .800 .6 1.1 .0 .0 3.6
2007 San Antonio 8 0 2.5 .000 .000 1.000 .1 .1 .0 .0 .3
2014 Memphis 7 0 16.4 .467 .333 .692 1.7 1.7 .4 .0 7.9
2015 Memphis 10 0 17.5 .425 .250' .833 2.0 2.1 .5 .0 7.6
Career 43 0 11.3 .388 .260 .804 1.0 1.2 .3 .0 4.5

EuroLeague[]

Template:Euroleague player statistics legend

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Union Olimpija 13 0 24.6 .411 .250 .593 2.2 2.2 1.2 .1 7.2 5.6
2001–02 19 9 27.3 .478 .339 .766 2.5 2.6 1.8 .1 10.8 10.8
2002–03 Maccabi 20 16 24.3 .466 .269 .806 1.9 2.8 1.3 .1 8.3 9.4
2017–18 Žalgiris 17 0 17.4 .411 .250 .500 1.5 1.8 .4 .0 3.1 3.0
Career 69 25 22.0 .462 .300 .733 2.0 2.4 1.2 .1 7.5 7.5

Personal life[]

Udrih comes from a family of basketball players. His father, Silvo, played for Zlatorog Laško, and his brother, Samo Udrih, is also a professional basketball player.[25]

References[]

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  2. "Kings Sign Udrih to Fill in for Bibby". NBA.com. November 2, 2007. http://www.nba.com/nba_news/20071102004312690000101_story.html. 
  3. "Udrih drops career-high 27 as Kings hand Spurs third loss of year". ESPN.com. November 26, 2007. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=271126023. 
  4. "Kings re-sign Udrih to five-year contract". ESPN.com. July 9, 2008. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3480547. 
  5. "Point guard says he and Kings agree to five-year contract". ESPN.com. July 1, 2008. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3469582. 
  6. "Bucks part of 3-team draft day trade". NBC15.com. June 24, 2011. http://www.nbc15.com/sports/headlines/Bucks__124475194.html. 
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  11. "Memphis Grizzlies re-sign Beno Udrih to multi-year contracts". NBA.com. July 15, 2014. http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/memphis-grizzlies-re-sign-beno-udrih-multi-year-contract-140715. 
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  17. "HEAT Waives Five Players". NBA.com. October 22, 2016. http://www.nba.com/heat/news/heat-waives-five-players. 
  18. "Pistons claim Beno Udrih off waivers; cut Ray McCallum". NBA.com. October 24, 2016. http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/24/detroit-pistons-claim-beno-udrih-waive-ray-mccallum/. 
  19. "Pistons sign Udrih, Willis, Nnoko; announce camp roster". The Detroit News. September 25, 2017. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/09/25/pistons-sign-udrih-willis-nnoko-announce-camp-roster/105987388/. 
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