Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović (May 7, 1960 – July 29, 2003) was a Bosnian professional basketball player. He was born in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Playing career [ edit ]
In 1979, as a player of
KK Bosna Sarajevo, in his early career years, he won the Euroleague at the time European Champions Cup.
National team [ edit ]
He appeared in the national team of
former Yugoslavia in the early nineties at the 1990 Goodwill Games, the second games which took place in Seattle, United States, along with Dražen Petrović, Toni Kukoč, Žarko Paspalj, Dino Rađa other great stars of Yugoslavian basketball. [1 ]
Later, in the first appearance of
Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team, in EuroBasket 1993, he was the of the tournament averaging Top Scorer 25 (24.6) points per game:
vs. Latvia he scored 36 points,
vs. Estonia he scored 29 points,
vs. Croatia he scored 28 points,
vs. Sweden he scored 26 points.
Personal life and death [ edit ]
His mother Ševka (1934–2013) was the older sister of three famous singers:
Silvana Armenulić, Mirsada Bajraktarević and Dina Bajraktarević.
Bilalović died July 2003 during his vacation to the Croatian coastal town of
Makarska from previously diagnosed heart condition. He died of a heart attack on the beach while swimming with his son. [2 ]
References [ edit ]