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Encyclopedia > Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
Position Center/Power forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Team Atlanta Hawks
Nationality Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia
Born February 10, 1984 (1984-02-10) (age 23)
Flag of Soviet Union Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Draft 42nd overall, 2003
Orlando Magic
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Orlando Magic (2003–04)
Milwaukee Bucks (2004–05)

Zaza Pachulia, born Zaur Pachulia[1] (Georgian: ზაზა ფაჩულია) (born February 10, 1984 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (present Georgia)), is a Georgian professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 652 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 942 pixel, file size: 409 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Coordinates: Government  - Governing Mayor Giorgi Gigi Ugulava Area  - City 372 km²  (143. ... State motto: პროლეტარ ყველა ქვეყნისა, შეერთდით! Official language Georgian since 1978 Capital Tbilisi Chairman of the Supreme Council Zviad Gamsakhurdia (at independence) Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until February 25, 1921 December 30, 1922 April 9, 1991 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th in former Soviet Union 69,700 km² -- Population  - Total (1989)  - Density Ranked... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Coordinates: Government  - Governing Mayor Giorgi Gigi Ugulava Area  - City 372 km²  (143. ... State motto: პროლეტარ ყველა ქვეყნისა, შეერთდით! Official language Georgian since 1978 Capital Tbilisi Chairman of the Supreme Council Zviad Gamsakhurdia (at independence) Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until February 25, 1921 December 30, 1922 April 9, 1991 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th in former Soviet Union 69,700 km² -- Population  - Total (1989)  - Density Ranked... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...

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Early athletic career

Pachulia was a very successful basketball player at a very early age in Georgia. He was approximately 6 feet 8 inches (2.04 meters) at the age of 13. He was scouted and recruited by the Turkish professional team Ülkerspor when he was a teenager. He became a member of the national basketball team of Georgia at a young age and led his team as a center to beat other Eastern European rivals, such as Belarus and Bulgaria. Ãœlkerspor is a Turkish basketball club based in Istanbul and sponsored by Ãœlker Food Group. ... Georgia national basketball team represents Georgia in the basketball. ... Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ...


National Basketball Association

After distinguishing himself with Ülkerspor, Pachulia was drafted in the second round by Orlando Magic in 2003 NBA Draft. Zaza ended up spending the 2004-05 season with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks did not have a contract with Pachulia, because he was traded from the Charlotte Bobcats, by whom he was selected in the 2004 expansion draft. While with the Bucks, Pachulia averaged 6.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game off the bench. After spending one season with the Bucks, the Atlanta Hawks became interested in him. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. They play in the Southeast Division, created because of the teams entry, of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Pachulia signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks[1] in the 2005 off-season and became the Hawks' starting center, when he averaged 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game during the 2005-06 season. He began as the starting center during the 2006-07 season but later came off the bench. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b HAWKS: Hawks Sign Zaza Pachulia, Aug. 11, 2005; article retrieved March 21, 2007

External links

  • NBA.com Profile - Zaur Pachulia
  • Career statistics at Basketball-reference.com
2003 NBA Draft
First Round
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Second Round

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