Nikola Pekovic

by Ram 05 Dec,2022
Nikola Pekovic
Body Stats
Weight in KG 139 kg kg
Weight 139
Personal Info
  • Father Todor Peković
  • Relationship Status single
  • First Name Nikola
  • Father Nationality Montenegrin
  • Mother Vesna Peković
  • Wikipedia
  • Last Name Peković
  • Birth Name Nikola Peković
  • Net Worth $39 Million
  • Mother Nationality Montenegrin
  • Currently Married N/A
  • Salary $12,000,000 (2015)
  • Birth Country Montenegro
  • Famous Name Nikola Peković
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Date January 3
  • Nationality Montenegrin
  • Girlfriend N/A
  • Religion Christians
  • Profession Basketball Player
  • Famous for Basketball
  • Started career as

Nikola Pekovic is a well-known former Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently serves as the president of the Basketball Federation of Montenegro. Besides, he is also an entrepreneur. He is one of the god-gifted players who won numerous medals and trophies during his active basketball career. As a U20 player, Nikola won the gold medal in the 2006 Turkey European Championship and the Bronze in 2005 Russia. 

Before playing in the NBA, the 2009 Greek Cup Champion Nikola Pekovic played basketball from Podgorica at age 15. Likewise, he finally tried for the NBA after playing for various Serbian basketball teams. Notably, he got drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2008 NBA Draft. Nikola was the round two 31st pick. 

Is He the Most prosperous Retired Basketball Player From Montenegro? Career Earnings And Salary

Nikola Pekovic, the 2006 YUBA League Champion, is among the world's wealthiest Montenegro-based retired basketball players. There is no doubt he had a hell of a basketball journey playing for the world's top basketball teams. When he began his basketball life with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010, he signed a three-year contract worth $12,960,000, an average annual pay of $4,329,000. Similarly, in 2014, he extended his contract with the Timberwolves till 2017, which welcomed him $12,000,000 per season. According to HoopsHYpe, Niko accumulated total earnings of $73,143,000 from his NBA career. 

Net His first day at work as Coach SOURCE: Instagram

Despite having such money, he prefers to live a simple life. More, he doesn't like flaunting his lifestyle on social media. Apart from that, the Montenegro international is currently serving as the president of his nation's basketball team, which also credits bank balance. Additionally, Nikola has set foot in the business world. Per the sources, he is running his business in Montenegro and Serbia. However, there are no exact facts about his business. Therefore, his speculative net worth in 2022 is $40 Million.

Nikola's Love Affairs And Dating Life

So far, no records or database describes his relationship status, so we assume he is not dating anyone. The 36-year-old ex-basketball player Nikola is very private whenever he is asked about his relationship queries. Moreover, he has wholly barred himself from the social domain, assuming his love life has become more challenging. We will soon speed to date you on his love affairs whenever it's general.

How Tall Is Nikola Pekovic Is?

The former Minnesota Vikings star player Nikola Minnesota Timberwolves possesses an impressive height of 6 ft 11 inches or 2.11m. The athlete's skin type is wheatish. Further description, Nikola has a tall and muscular body weighing 139kg or 307 lbs. 

Basketball Achievements And Honors 

  • 2009 EuroLeague Champion.
  • 2009 All-EuroLeague First Team and 2008 All-EuroLeague Second Team.
  • 2008 Serbian Cup Winner.
  • 2x Adriatic League Champion.
  • 2x Serbian League Champion.
  • 2008 Adriatic League Final Four MVP.
  • 2006 U20 Europen Champions Gold medalist.

Facts About His Birthdate And Early Life

Nikola Pekovic Was born under the family name Nikola Pekovic on January 3, 1986, under the star sign Capricorn in Bijelo Polje, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia. As of 2022, the former Partizan vital player is 36 years old. He spent most of his childhood days in his birth town. Most notably, Nikola is an ethnic Serb and Serbian Orthodox Christian.

For your information, Nikola is born to Montenegrin parents. His father's name is Todor Pekovic, while his mother is Vesna Pekovic. To date, the 6 ft 11 inches tall Montenegrin has not spoken if he has any siblings by his side, so it remains a riddle.

Everything On His Basketball Career

Before playing in the NBA, he played off-season in Serbia at Partizan and Panathinaikos. Nikola's professional basketball journey started in 2003 when he played for the Serbian side, signing his first contract with the Atlas. After playing two seasons with the team, he joined the National Champion, Partizan, for the 2005-6 season in July 2005 and won Serbia's basketball league title for straight three consecutive years. 

Nikola  With his former team Timberwolves, in the 2015 season  SOURCE: Instagram

Finally, his dream of playing in the NBA was accomplished when the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted him in 2008. Despite being drafted in 2008, he appeared in the NBA after two years, where he signed a three years deal worth $13 Million. In his debut season, Nikola registered an average of 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Ending his contract, he extended his contract till 2017.

Likewise, he is also a former youth national player of Serbian and Montenegro, where he won a bronze medal at the European U-20 Champions. At the senior level, Nikola represented Montenegro national team. For Montenegro, he made his international al debut against Lithuania in Eurobasket 2011. 

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Executive Career

Prior to Montenegro Basketball Federation's president, Nikola served on a board of directors for KK Partizan. Shortly after a few months, the athlete was hired by Petar Bozic as the new head coach. Reportedly on June 14, 2017, he resigned from the job and pursued his career as the president of the Montenegrin basketball federation in April 2020. 

Connection With the Under World Figures

Nikola Pekovic is not a new name whenever it comes to controversies. Per the various online web pages, he is believed to have links with several underworld figures. Most notably, he is said to have a good connection with Montenegrin drug lord Darko Saric. Darko is one of the most wanted drug lords serving his sentence in jail since 2011. More, in October 2018, news about taking Darko's brother's 1.15 Million euro debt was all over the internet, due to which he faced several consequences. 

 Social Social Media Presence

Nikola Pekovic, the Montenrgin nationality, has kept himself from any media platform. There is no sign of his presence on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, etc. You surf various verified pages to get updates on his life happenings and other information.

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