Drazen was one of the best european basketball players in history. He played four seasons in NBA. Petrovic's U.S. debut in the 1989-90 wasn't so good beacuse NBA and euro basketball is very different in some ways. In his third NBA season, numbers get much better and he was leading Net's team with 22 ppg. 1992 he led Croatian national team on Olympic games to silver medal, USA won game 117-85. In Zagreb, there is museum of Drazen Petrovic. He died in car crash 1993.
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2002)
While he was playing for New Jersey Nets.
Kreso Cosic was one of the greatest player in Croatian basketball history beside Drazen Petrovic. Today there is national basketball cup called "Kresimir Cosic" it's playing since 1992. Every year we celebrate his passion for basketball at this basketball tournament. Biggest basketball teams in Croatia, like Cibona, Zadar, Cedevita are playing this tournament every single year. This year Cedevita won Zadar, and took title second time.
Photo of Kreso while playing in Zadar basketball team.