Gone Fishin': Darko's game expands to the great outdoors

Gone Fishin': Darko's game expands to the great outdoors
October 3, 2012, 5:26 am
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WALTHAM Darko Milicic has already professed he will kill someone on the court if thats what it takes to help the Boston Celtics win. A few days later, he used the padded wall along the practice court as a punching bag. The newly acquired Cs big man is ready to go.

Milicic must have a way to relax, though right?

Give him a pristine lake or a wooded area in his native country of Serbia and hes a happy camper er, fisherman and hunter.

I am a simple guy, Milicic told CSNNE.com. I like to hunt, I like to fish, so thats what my hobbies are.

Milicic began fishing as a child and took up the sport professionally five years ago. He has competed in carp fishing tournaments with his team, Melezra, during the offseason where he lives 45 minutes outside of Belgrade.

I fish carp professionally back home, said Milicic. I go to the World Cups, European Championships. I have a team so thats what I enjoy the most. Ive got an RV here from the US. We travel, we fish for four to seven days straight.

When hes not on the water, he likes to hunt, which he got involved in three years ago. Since the seasons alternate, he is able to participate in both sports while in Europe.

I have a group of people and we hunt back home, Milicic said. When its hunting season, its not fishing season. Every time I have something to do. Its good stuff.