Runaway Darko

by | Nov 15, 2006 | 3 comments

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Orlando’s Darko Milicic was unhappy during his three seasons with the Pistons. Really unhappy.

It got so bad, he thought about bolting for Europe in the middle of the season, passing on a fat paycheck, without offering a “Dear John” letter, or in this case, a “Dear Joe” one.

“I would just go to the airport and go home to Serbia — not tell anybody nothing,” Milicic told the Orlando Sentinel. “I had a lot of crazy thoughts in my mind at that time in my life. Some I don’t want to say.” Via The Detroit Free Press

You have to feel for the guy. He’s been a pro since the age of 16, he left his country to play in the NBA hoping for big things. Although he didn’t get his chance in Detroit he’s got his chance now in Orlando, but he’s still got to earn it.

You can’t feel too bad for him, he got a championship ring and a lot of cash in the bank.


  1. Anonymous

    Well I think that maybe we should have held on to him until this season, we could use him now. We have no one to help in the paint I mean come on Tayshaun being the highest rebounder in a game whats up? I am a fan of Tayshaun he is even my favorite piston on the team but I thouhgt the centers were there it get rebounds. The centers tonight didn’t even combind for that. I know Mohammed is going to bring offence to the game but we still need some kind of defence from him too. We are getting around the same points out of him that ben game us but aleast ben also was there getting rebounds.

    No I am not in the of we miss ben or am I jumping off the bendwagon, I am a pistons fan until then end but we can’t even seem to win a game at home. The game tonight was lost at the end in fouls and missed shots we should have had this one. The guys need to stop playing with a chip on there shoulders and start playing together. The starters need to go for dinner shares some laughs and remember the bond they held last year on the court. Anyway they need to do something because we are now in the third week and its time to start earning the big paycheck they get.

  2. Natalie

    Well said.

  3. Big_Ben

    You think Orlando would give us Darko back for Nazr? 😉


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