After two seasons, that he had spent with Sixt Primorska and Balkan of Bulgaria, the child of the club of Slovenian capital, Mirko Mulalić, is coming back to Ljubljana. 31-year old Ljubljana sniper signed a two-year contract with Cedevita Olimpija.
Mirko Mulalić started his career at Union Olimpija and he got his first chance of a playing time in 2007/08 season. Before, he played for the B squad between 2004 and 2007. Later, he played for teams like Triglav Kranj, Škofja Loka, Velike Lašče, Grosuplje, Hopsi Polzela, Krka, Sixt Primorska and Balkan Botevgrad.
Last season he became Bulgarian national champion with Balkan and his club sued to play in the FIBA Europe Cup as well. In the European competition Mulalić appeared in 13 games and averaged 8.1 points, 3.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in 26.6 minutes spent on court per game.
Mirko Mulalić did not try to hide his satisfaction as he signed with the squad of Ljubljana: “I wish to thank the entire management of Cedevita Olimpija and also head coach Slaven Rimac. I am happy to be back in the Dragons’lair. I eagerly wait for the season to begin.”
Cedevita Olimpija is stronger for another European champion. Saša Zagorac, who claimed the EuroBasket throne with Slovenia national team, is coming back to the jersey of Ljubljana Dragons. The Ljubljana-born player and child of Olimpija has signed a two-year contract with the club of Stožice.
Saša Zagorac will be for sure one of the most experienced players of Cedevita Olimpija next season with his 35 years of age. Zagorac started his basketball path at Union Olimpija, used to play for every youth category of the club and already in the 2003/04 season became national champion with the Dragons.
Later he used to play for teams such as Shiraz, Melilla, Gandia, Menorca, Postojna, Imola, Grosuplje, Zlatorog, Union Olimpija again, Lukoil Academic, Parma Basket, Sopron and Krka.
Zagorac started the laset season at Al-Riffa in Bahrein and ended at Polish side Trefl Sopot, where he averaged 13.8 points, 5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in Polish National Championship.
For sure, Zagorac had his greatest success in 2017 with Slovenia National team, when it became European Champion. The Ljubljana-born player was averaging 1 point in 4 miuntes per game, but his main role was to be a leader of the team, that took care of excellent atmosphere on the team. In 2004 Zagorac used to be the member of golden generation of Slovenia U20 European National team, that became Champion at the U20 European Championship in Brno.
Saša Zagorac was satisfied after his return to the Dragon’s lair: “The feelings regarding my return to Ljubljana are phenomenal. I liked the story from the very beginning, when we started with negotiations. I am happy to be back at Cedevita Olimpija. I believe in the project, in this story and I hope that the team would be composed the way they desired in the management. We just need to follow the path on the court.”