All-Decade Nominee: Milos Teodosic

10.12.2019
Milos Teodosic (photo: Euroleague.net)
One of most creative passers and deadliest shooters in European basketball history, Milos Teodosic was chosen by media and fans for All-EuroLeague distinction as often as any other player in the 2010s. Teodosic became the decades first MVP after he led Olympiacos Piraeus to its first championship game this century in 2010, although FC Barcelona stood in their way.

He played one more season with Olympiacos before joining CSKA Moscow for a run of six full consecutive trips to the Final Four. In his second championship game, in 2012, Teodosic had 15 points as CSKA built a 19-point lead, but Olympiacos ended up winning the title on the seasons last shot. After defeats in the semifinals in 2013, 2014 and 2015, CSKA returned to the title game in 2016. Teodosic produced one of his best Final Four performances 19 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds as CSKA topped Fenerbahce Istanbul for its first trophy of the 2010s.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS
- EuroLeague Champion, 2016
- EuroLeague MVP, 2009-10
- All-EuroLeague First Team: 2009-10, 2014-15, 2015-16
- All-EuroLeague Second Team: 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17
- EuroLeague January MVP, 2009-10
- EuroLeague October MVP, 2016-17

Teodosic was chosen to All-EuroLeague teams six teams this decade matched only by his former teammate, Vassilis Spanoulis and earned first-team honors in three of them: 2009-10, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Teodosic ranks first this decade in three-pointers made, fifth in total assists, and sixth in both points and performance index rating. His all-time rankings are similar. He has not been in the EuroLeague since 2017, but Teodosics impact continues to reverberate in how other players learned to see the floor by watching him.