Franko Nakić

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Franko Nakić
Personal information
Born (1972-06-09) June 9, 1972 (age 44)
Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Greek / Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1992–2006
Position Small forward
Career history
1992–1998 Olympiacos
1998–1999 Alba Berlin
1999–2000 Olympiacos
2000–2001 Iraklis
2001–2002 Aris
2002–2003 Near East
2003–2004 Peristeri
2004 Basket Livorno
2004–2005 Olympia Larissa
2005–2006 Kolossos Rodou

Franko Nakić (Greek: Φράνκο Νάκιτς; born June 9, 1972) is a retired Greek–Croatian professional basketball player. Under his Greek nationality, he is known by the name of Franko Nakits.[1]

Early life[edit]

He is the son of Croatian sportsman Mile Nakić, who was a pro water polo coach.

Professional career[edit]

Nakić started his career with Olympiacos. He played with Olympiacos from 1992 to 1998, winning 5 Greek League championships (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997) and 2 Greek Cups (1994, 1997). In 1997, Nakić won the Euroleague championship, Greek League championship, and the Greek Cup all in the same season, thus winning the coveted Triple Crown. He also participated at two Euroleague Finals (1994 Tel Aviv, 1995 Saragoza) and at the 1997 McDonald's Championship final against the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan.

In 1998, he moved to Alba Berlin, and with Alba, he won the German League championship and the German Cup in the year 1999. After the 1998-99 season, he returned to Olympiacos.

In 2000, he moved to the Greek club Iraklis. He also played for the Greek club Aris, Near East, the Italian League club Basket Livorno, and the Greek clubs Peristeri, Olympia Larissa, and Kolossos Rodou.


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