Monday , Oct , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nets exercise option on Planinic

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets announced Monday
they have exercised the fourth-year option on guard Zoran Planinic and it will
keep him under contract through the 2006-07 season.

As per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not released.

“Zoran is a versatile player who has shown continued improvement in his first
two seasons,” said team president Rod Thorn. “We look forward to his continued
development.”

A native of Croatia, Planinic will be entering his third season. In 92 career
games, he has averaged 4.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

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