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Udrih playing for the Magic .
|No. 9 – Žalgiris Kaunas|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Lithuanian Basketball League|
|Born||July 5, 1982 |
Celje, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||203 lbs (92 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Playing career||1997-present (24 years)|
|2002–2003||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2004–2007||San Antonio Spurs|
|2013–2015||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Beno Udrih is a Slovenian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He previously played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, and Orlando Magic.
Udrih made his professional debut with a brief stint in the Slovenian secondary league in 1997, followed by three seasons in that country's premier league, the UPC Telemach League. He was named the 2000 Slovenian League Rookie of the Year, and has played for the Slovenian national team since that same year. He played for Olimpija Ljubljana in 2000–2002 season where he made great improvement and played in Euroleague for the first time. Udrih played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2002–2003 season, and split the 2003–2004 season among Avtodor Saratov (Russia) and Breil Milano (Italy). From 2004 to 2007 he played with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.
Prior to his NBA debut, he appeared in the Southern California Summer Pro League for the Spurs, and also appeared in three games with the Spurs squad in the 2004 Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue while averaging 10.3 PPG, 5 APG, 4.7 RPG, 1.33 SPG, 24.7 MPG, and shooting .542 (13–24).
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 NBA 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 NBA 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.
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. The Wolves immediately waived him. 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. 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. 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.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Stephen Jackson traded to Bucks
- Wolves get younger with buyout of Howard's contract Updated October 29, 2007
- Kings Sign Udrih to Fill in for Bibby. Posted November 2, 2007
- San Antonio vs. Sacramento recap. Posted November 26, 2007
- Kings re-sign Udrih to five-year contract
- Point guard says he and Kings agree to five-year contract. Posted July 1, 2008
- "Bucks acquire Jackson, Livingston, Udrih and draft rights to Tobias Harris in a three-team trade". NBA.com. 2011-06-23. http://www.nba.com/bucks/release/draft_trade_110623.html. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
- "Magic Acquire Harris, Lamb and Udrih From Milwaukee; Warrick from Charlotte". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 21, 2013. http://www.nba.com/magic/magic-acquire-harris-lamb-and-udrih-milwaukee-warrick-charlotte. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- "Knicks Sign Guard Beno Udrih". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc.. August 8, 2013. http://knicksnow.com/posts/3803/knicks-sign-guard-beno-udrih. Retrieved August 8, 2013.