October 16, 1956 |
Nevesinje, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)|
|Listed weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
|1986–1990||Reyer Venezia (Giomo / Hitachi)|
A tall and lanky kid, Radovanović took up basketball in Nikšić on an informal, recreational basis in 1969. In May 1970 Yugoslav national team won the World Championship being held at home, resulting in an explosion of popularity for the sport throughout the country — a trend Radovanović followed as he started training a lot more seriously. It wasn't long before he got noticed by Vukašin "Vule" Vukalović, the Bosna sports society general secretary, who recommended the youngster to KK Bosna head coach Bogdan Tanjević.
Radovanović arrived to Sarajevo in October 1972, having just turned 16 years of age. Though officially part of the KK Bosna youth system, first team head coach Tanjević gave him an odd first team runout already in the 1972-73 season, the club's first ever in the Yugoslav top-tier league.
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