Emilio Kovačić

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Emilio Kovačić
Personal information
Born (1968-01-11) January 11, 1968 (age 49)
Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Career information
NBA draft 1992 / Undrafted
Playing career 1992–2004
Position Center
Career history
1992–1993 Zadar
1993–1994 Cibona Zagreb
1994–1997 Zrinjevac
1997–1999 Zadar
1999–2001 Union Olimpija
2001–2003 Skipper Bologna
2003–2004 Zadar
Career highlights and awards

Emilio Kovačić (born January 11, 1968 in Zadar, Croatia) is a former Croatian professional basketball 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.

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 was named the MVP of the Slovenian Cup finals.

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]

Croatian national team[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]

Career highlights and awards[edit]


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