Milan Macvan Serbia
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Milan Macvan announced his retirement via his Twitter account earlier today (1/6). Macvan, 30, was the captain of the Serbian NT with longtime career in the EuroLeague and EuroCup.

The Serbian had an illustrious career in Europe playing for various top-tier teams, like Maccabi Tel Aviv, Olimpia Milano and Bayern Munich.

As he revealed on his Twitter account , he could not continue playing due to knee issues that led him to the decision to retire.

“My dearest friends, my days as a professional player have come to an end. My heart would play basketball forever but unfortunately, my knees can’t take any more. Basketball has given me everything and I have given my whole self to basketball. I would like to thank everyone who has influenced my career along the years. All of my coaches, teammates and fans. The highest privilege for a sportsman is to be a part of the national team and renowned clubs who compete at the highest level. I would like to express my gratitude to Hemofarm, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Galatasaray, Olimpia Milano, Bayern Munich, Alvark Tokyo and my Partizan. I have made my childhood dreams come true, won numerous trophies and medals, made it to national team captain. I will remain a part of basketball as it is my life but in some other role. Until we meet again!”

Macvan was also a member of the Serbian national team squads that won the silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2009 and 2017 EuroBasket tournaments.