The Mozart of Basketball
The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Dražen PetrovićBook - 2016
"A Croatian national, Petrović was a legend in his own country, turning professional at fifteen and joining the Yugoslav national team as a teenager. His flashy, provocative style made him beloved by fans and despised by his rivals. He could have had a long and distinguished career in his homeland, but Petrović wanted more. One of the first Europeans to break into the American National Basketball Association, Petrović battled against xenophobia and the long-held belief that Europeans could not attain stardom in the world's best league. After initial difficulty in Portland, his contributions to the New Jersey Nets breathed life into a dormant franchise and made him an NBA star"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Sports Publishing, 2016
Edition: First Sports Publishing edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: xxx, 341 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Call Number: B PETROVIC, D