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Toni Kukoc
Toni Kukoc
Position: None
Born: 09/18/68
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
One of the most important personalities in the history of European basketball, the now retired, 74-year-old Ivkovic had coached most (if not all) prominent players incubated in the heart of the Balkan peninsula, while at the helm of the national teams of Yugoslavia and Serbia. Including Kukoc and the late Drazen. “He’s (Doncic) a phenomenon. Drazen Petrovic played “1” and Toni Kukoc from “1” to “4”. I believe that neither of them played so maturely when they were 18, as Doncic plays now,” Ivkovic said with a tone of certainty, while interviewed by Greek Cosmote TV.
With Pippen and Jordan taking turns guarding him, Kukoc didn’t score his first points until the end of the 1st half. By the time the final whistle blew, Kukoc’s line in the box score showed four points on 2-11 shooting with seven turnovers and zero trips to the free throw line. Said the Croatian star afterwards: “I’ve never seen that kind of defense before.” Jordan finished with eight steals, tying his U.S. Olympic record set just 24 hours previously against Angola while Pippen had five steals of his own. Their 13 combined steals were more than they ever had in 691 games as teammates with the Bulls.
8 months ago via ESPN
Bender grew up playing this type of basketball and has learned from other front-court distributers in the NBA. “Draymond Green is a stereotype of that guy,” Bender said. “In the past there was a lot of guys who were trying to play that way. The guy I was watching growing up was Toni Kukoč. I was growing up in the same club, growing up in the same city. He was the guy I was trying to steal some of those moves from him.”