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Darko Milicic making basketball comeback in Serbia

Terry Foster
The Detroit News
Darko Milicic is pictured in 2004 with the Pistons.

Former Piston Darko Milicic failed at kickboxing. Now he is back to playing basketball.

But don't worry; he is not headed to Detroit.

The Serbian media company Novoski is reporting that Milicic, 29, plans on joining KK Metalac Valjevo of the Adriatic League. The team's website lists Milicic as a reserve player for next season.

"I was feeling a little homesick for basketball," Milicic told Novoski.

Milicic is considered one of the NBA's all-time biggest busts. He was selected second overall in the 2003 NBA draft by former Pistons president Joe Dumars -- ahead of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

MIlicic played for the Pistons from 2003-06 and averaged 1.6 points a game. He bounced around with six teams and last played in the NBA for the Celtics in 2012.