On 26 November in 1948, the basketball fans of the Dalmtian town of basketball – Zadar – received their greatest present of all times. Legendary Krešimir Ćosić was born!
Legendary Boris Kristančič – one of key figures of not only Slovenian basketball, but basketball of the entire region, has been born 87 years ago in Skopje. It was a true blessing for the sporting fans in former Yugoslavia, as he was an important piece of the puzzle that made Yugoslavia World basketball superpower.
Exactly 54 years ago, perhaps the greatest European basketball player of all times was born – in Šibenik, mother Biserka gave life to Dražen Petrović, later World and European champion and Olympic silver-medalist!
He won 17 championship titles in 10 years with Crvena zvezda by coaching their men’s and women’s sections at the same time!
On December 9, 1925, a remarkable man was born in Belgrade. The one who dedicated his whole life to basketball and who made this game so popular in our region. His name was Radomir Šaper.
Today we celebrate the day, that Zadar basketball got perhaps its greatest player of all times – no other than famous Krešimir Ćosić, whose name even nowadays stands at the home of the basketball in this Dalmatian basketball capital – the Krešimir Ćosić Arena at Višnjik.
On this day, one of the most important men of the basketball of former Yugoslavia, came to life – Boris Kristančič was born in Skopje!
We will always remember November 17 as the day when one of the greatest basketball coaches was born. You all know his name. Ranko Žeravica.
Today is the day when we remember one of the greatest sportsmen of our region – the legendary Radivoj Korać, one of the symbols of the famous former Yugoslavian school of basketball.
On this day, 93 years ago, one of the world's greatest basketball coaches was born in Sarajevo. His name was Aleksandar Nikolić, while most of you remember him by his famous nickname - The Professor.
53 years have passed, since the international basketball community was blessed with the birth of one of the greatest – if not the greatest – European basketball players of all times.
He won 17 championship titles in 10 years with Crvena zvezda by coaching their men’s and women’s sections at the same time! He is one of the greatest basketball legends from this region. His name is Nebojša Popović (1923-2001).