Thabo Sefolosha Celebrity Life
Sefolosha, Thabo, born on 2nd May 1984 in Vevey, Switzerland is a professional Swiss basketball player, who plays for Houston Rockets of the NBA. In the year 2006, Thabo became the very first Swiss basketball player to be selected for the NBA draft. In the year 2013, Thabo was named the best basketball player from Switzerland of all time.
Careers in Europe
Sefolosha was involved in basketball at the Blonie club, was involved in the junior national team of Switzerland, and at the age of 17, he signed his first professional contract with the Swiss Premier League club - Vevey Riviera. During his team’s tour to France, his talent was noticed by the French scout and offered him to play for Alan Chalon in the major league of France.
Cepholosha spent the first season in Chalon-sur-Saone, playing for the youth team under the age of 21. For the next season (2002-03), Thabos earned a place in the main team, where he played as many as 30 games and scored 3.5 rebounds, 4 points and 1 assist.
In the subsequent season, Thabo earned a spot at the start of the main team, and he helped the team finish in third place in the French League with the team making it to the playoff semi-final. During this season, Thabo averaged 7 rebounds, 9.4 points and 1 steal per game.
Until the beginning of next season, Thabo’s agent & the president of the team failed to reach an agreement for the new contract, and thus he signed a contract with Angelico Biella, the Italian team, regarding which Sefolosha issued a statement saying that - “I had an opportunity to re-negotiate a contract with my club.
We had to come to an agreement, however, when the president and my agent began negotiations, they could not come to an agreement regarding the contract. The team wanted me to stay, but then, I had this offer from the Italian team. That is when I took a decision that it would be better for my career to play Biella. Yes, it was a bit troublesome, but in the end, everything is in order”.
Sefolosha was selected under the 13th number by the Philadelphia 76 team in the 2006 NBA draft and was immediately traded to the team Chicago Bulls for the 16th draft pick.
Previous Bulls head coach Scott Skiles mentioned Cepholoshi's hand span and past professional career experiences as causes why Chicago was interested in Thabo- “Thabo has great physical gifts that, honestly, many league guys just do not have. He has a large body length and he has very fast hands.
Thabo takes your attention whenever you watch his play. It is not difficult to see that he knows what he is doing there. We can say that he likes to play on the defensive. He seeks to make it work”.
Oklahoma City Thunder
On 19th February 2009, Thabo was traded by the Bulls at the Oklahoma City Thunder for a first-round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft in which Chicago would select Taj Tajson.
On July 3, 2014, Sefolosha signed a three-year contract with Atlanta for $12 million.
On July 13, 2017, he signed a contract with the Utah Jazz club. On 3rd April 2018, he was suspected of drug use and missed five games.
Thabo played for the youth national team of Switzerland in the qualification for the 2004 European Championship, in 2003, he made his debut for the adult team, took part in the final round of the qualification for the 2003 European Championship. Subsequently, Sefolosha played in the matches of the second division of the European Championship (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011).
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