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The Mozart of Basketball: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Drazen Petrovic

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781613219171
Author(s): Todd Spehr
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Dimensions: 157 x 231 x 41 (w x l x h)
Pages: 380

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Drazen Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in Sibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Drazen was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit. Known as a skilled shooter, it was not unusual for him to score 40, 50, even 60 points during a single game. While playing for Yugoslavia in the Olympics, Drazen and his team finished with the bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and the silver in the '88 Games. He later won silver in the '92 Olympics while playing for Croatia. In 1986, Drazen was drafted in the third round (60th overall) by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. Deciding to play a few more years in Europe, he did not come to the US until the beginning of the 1989--1990 season. Drazen, along with a handful of other players, were part of the first groups of Europeans to break into the NBA, paving the way for future stars. After struggling with playing time in Portland, Drazen was traded to the New Jersey Nets in 1991.
He would become a premier player and was considered one of the finest shooters in the NBA, averaging over 20 points a game in his two full seasons with the Nets. He was both a hero in the US as well as at home in Croatia, where his success had become a beacon of hope for his beleaguered countrymen who were endu Please click here to ask a question
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