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Vlade Divac | Center

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 2/3/1968
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: None
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Vlade Divac will not face charges for not serving in Serbia and Montenegro's military.
Just a day after his country's president and prime minister had said Divac was in the clear, Belgrade prosecutors reversed their original stance and announced he would not face charges. He is a national hero in his home country and has been asked to run for president. He is popular enough that it is thought he could win the election easily. Fri, Nov 18, 2005 03:41:00 PM
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Vlade Divac was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

This will likely be the end of Divac's 16-year career. "If he could play, he would play," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said. "Here it is, the first week of training camp, and he can't play." Divac recently said he planned to retire, but wanted to remain with the Lakers as an assistant coach and scout.
Fri, Oct 7, 2005 11:13:00 AM

Despite reports to the contrary, Vlade Divac is still unsure if he's going to retire or not.

''My guess at this time is he's going to see how his health is and then make his decision,'' Marc Fleisher said. ''I know the Lakers would like to have another big man and have him in camp if he's physically capable of doing it.'' That's true, but Divac is likely beyond the point of having any fantasy value.
Thu, Sep 29, 2005 10:18:00 AM

Vlade Divac is set to retire and it sounds like he'll be a coach for the Lakers this year.

''It is enough,'' Divac told the Blic daily. ''No, I won't play the next season. I'll work for the Lakers as an assistant coach and an international scout.'' He wants to end up with the Kings when it's all said and done, but it sounds like he'll spend this season with the Lakers.
Mon, Sep 19, 2005 04:11:00 PM

Vlade Divac is expected to retire in the next couple weeks.

He's focusing his efforts on hurricane relief right now and is expected to get a position with the Sacramento Kings after he retires.
Mon, Sep 12, 2005 10:28:00 AM

Vlade Divac says news of his retirement is erroneous, and he'll make a final decision on September 30.

He's probably leaning toward retirement, but the closer we get to the season, the harder it's going to be for him to walk away.
Sun, Jul 17, 2005 10:25:00 PM

Vlade Divac has announced his retirement from the NBA and Lakers.

His back problem proved to be too much for him to overcome. He was a great fantasy (and real) center in his prime and it's too bad he won't be around to hand the ''big, slow semi-athletic guy with awesome hands'' torch off to Bucks rookie Andrew Bogut this year.
Fri, Jul 15, 2005 12:45:00 AM

NBA suspended center Vlade Divac two games without pay for striking Shawn Bradley in the head with an elbow on Sunday.

That's the rest of the season for the Lakers.
Mon, Apr 18, 2005 06:59:00 PM

''If [the Lakers] don't [bring me back], I'll retire,'' Vlade Divac said Friday. ''I won't play anywhere else. I don't want to move again. If they want me to come back, I'll come back.''

Divac, 37, won't want to go out on the sour note of this season.
Sat, Apr 9, 2005 02:20:00 PM

Lakers activated center Vlade Divac from the injured list.

Divac, who underwent back surgery three months ago, will get some minutes at center with Chris Mihm out. It's unlikely he'll play enough to hae any late-season fantasy value.
Tue, Apr 5, 2005 07:55:00 PM

Vlade Divac scrimmaged yesterday and is planning to return in early April.

No fantasy value here, although he will eat into Chris Mihm's clock when he returns.
Tue, Mar 22, 2005 09:41:00 AM

Vlade Divac and his sore back will travel with the team this week, but is not ready to play.

He worked out Saturday, but is still running slowly. With the strong play of Chris Mihm, Divac isn't likely to have a lot of value the rest of the way.
Sun, Feb 6, 2005 06:53:00 AM

Vlade Divac underwent lumbar disk microsurgery to repair a herniated disk in his back yesterday.

Divac will be out 12 weeks. If he can return this season, it won't be until there are just a couple weeks left.
Fri, Jan 7, 2005 08:36:00 AM

Vlade Divac will undergo surgery today to repair a herniated disk in his back.

Vlade will require about 12 weeks of rest and rehabilitation before he can return, if he does at all this season.
Thu, Jan 6, 2005 07:37:00 AM

A back specialist has recommended surgery for Vlade Divac, which would cost the 36-year-old about 12 weeks.

Vlade has a herniated disk, about which he will seek a second opinion today. If he has the surgery, his return would come in early April. The season ends Apr. 20.
Wed, Jan 5, 2005 11:01:00 AM

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