Danko Cvjetićanin

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Danko Cvjetićanin
Brooklyn Nets
PositionScout
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1963-10-16) 16 October 1963 (age 56)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1985 / Undrafted
Playing career1980–1997
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1980–1985Partizan
1985–1992Cibona
1992–1994Estudiantes
1994Rijeka
1994–1995Reggio Emilia
1996–1997Zrinjevac
Career highlights and awards

Danko Cvjetićanin (often credited as Cvjetičanin; born 16 October 1963) is a Croatian basketball scout and former player.

Cvjetićanin won two silver medals at the Olympic Games, one with Yugoslavia (1988) and the other with Croatia (1992). Cvjetićanin, who started his career with Partizan, won the European Club Championship with Cibona in 1986. He also played professionally in Spain and Italy.

Early life[edit]

Born in Zagreb, six-year-old Cvjetićanin moved to Belgrade along with his parents and sister[1] when his sociology professor father took a management position at Ivo Lola Ribar, a state-owned factory in the Belgrade suburb of Železnik.[2]

Growing up during the 1970s in Belgrade, Cvjetićanin attended Drinka Pavlović primary school.[2] Being a tall yet mobile kid, he soon took up basketball in the youth categories of OKK Beograd before transferring to KK Partizan.[2] While playing youth basketball in the late 1970s, teenage Cvjetićanin idolized two Yugoslav basketball stars with body type and skill set similar to his — Dragan Kićanović and Mirza Delibašić.[2]

Club playing career[edit]

KK Partizan[edit]

Cvjetićanin began his basketball career with KK Partizan.

KK Cibona[edit]

In 1985, right before his 22nd birthday, Cvjetićanin moved to KK Cibona, reigning European Champions Cup and Yugoslav League champion. His transfer was precipitated by his parents moving back to Zagreb.[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

After playing career, Cvjetićanin worked as the European scouting coordinator for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1998 to 2010.[3][4] He has been performing the same position for the New Jersey Nets since 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Cvjetićanin's son Filip (born 1993) played college basketball for the Florida Gulf Coast University.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miljuš, Predrag (Fall 1985). "Danko Cvjetićanin, skroman momak - a nesvakidašnji talenat: Zašto je prešao iz Partizana u Cibonu?". Tempo. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Radojević, Srđan (27 February 2017). "Give & Go podcast sa Dankom Cvjetićaninom". Sport Klub Srbija. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Introducing Edin Bavcic". NBA.com. June 30, 2006. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Cvjetićanin: Ovo finale je već za povijest" (in Croatian). Jutarnji.hr. June 2, 2008. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2008.
  5. ^ "Sin Danka Cvjetičanina zablistao na floridskom koledžu" (in Croatian). Index.hr. January 13, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012.

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