Emilio Kovačić

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Emilio Kovačić
Personal information
Born (1968-01-11) January 11, 1968 (age 52)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Career information
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1992–2004
Career history
1999–2001Union Olimpija
2001–2003Skipper Bologna
Career highlights and awards

Emilio Kovačić (born January 11, 1968 in Zadar) is a Croatian professional basketball scout and former player. At a height of 2.08 m (6'10) tall, he was a center with great rebounding skills and decent defensive abilities. He played for many years in the EuroLeague.

College career[edit]

Kovačić played American college basketball for the NAIA Grand Canyon Antelopes[1] and Biola Eagles.[2] He also played in the NCAA Division I team, the Arizona State Sun Devils.[3][4][5]

Professional career[edit]

In his pro career, Kovačić played with Zadar, Zrinjevac, Fortitudo Bologna, Union Olimpija, and Cibona. He was named the MVP of the Krešimir Ćosić Cup (Croatian Cup) of the 1997–98 season, while a member of Zadar. In 2001, Kovačić has named the MVP of the Slovenian Cup finals.

National team career[edit]

Kovačić was a regular member of the senior men's Croatian national team. With Croatia, he won the bronze medal at the 1993 EuroBasket. He also played at the 1997 EuroBasket and at the 2001 EuroBasket.

Post-playing career[edit]

Kovačić was hired in June 2013, as an international scouting consultant for the NBA's Phoenix Suns.[6] After five seasons, Kovačić was relieved from his position with the Suns on October 8, 2018.[7]


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