AS Monaco added size, energy and experience to its front line with center Vladimir Stimac, who signed a one-year deal, the club announced on Saturday. Stimac (2.10 meters, 33 years old) split last season between Turkish Airlines EuroLeague sides Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. He started the season making eight appearances with Fenerbahce averaging 4.6 points and 2.5 rebounds, before joining Zvezda where he posted 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 13 appearances. Stimac has played six seasons apiece in the EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, where he returns having last played in the 2018-19 campaign with Turkish side Turk Telekom Ankara when he was a regular seasons leader in PIR (19.7) and offensive rebounding (3.0), and averaged 15.4 points on 60.2% two-point shooting and 7.1 rebounds.
Stimac made his EuroCup debut in 2008 with Zvezda and has also played in the competition wearing uniforms of CEZ Nymburk of the Czech Republic, Banvit Bandirma of Turkey and FC Bayern Munich of Germany. In the EuroLeague, he also played with Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania, Unicaja Malaga of Spain, as well as Bayern. During his professional career, Stimac also wore uniforms of Besiktas and Olin Edirne in Turkey, Beovuk 72 in Serbia, Valmiera and Ventspils in Latvia, and Estudiantes in Spain. Stimac has also been a member of the Serbian national team, helping it win respective silver medals at the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympic Games and EuroBasket 2017.