King noted that Cvjeticanin has been with him every year he’s worked in the NBA but one and he trusts his judgment. But Cvjeticanin has a far deeper Nets connection. He played with what Croatians call their “Generation 92”, the Croatian national team that won the silver in the 1992 Olympics, along with Dino Radja, Toni Kukoc and of course, Drazen Petrovic. Cvjeticanin told one Croatian hoops site days after the Draft that Bogdanovic was the Nets’ top choice (and would have been their pick at #27 if MarShon Brooks hadn’t fallen). And he spoke with a Florida newspaper this week about “Generation 92” and Petrovic, “the model of my perfect basketball player.” Cvjeticanin’s son, Filip, has just enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Danko Cvjeticanin Rumors
This is how the other half – more like the other 95 percent – have lived. The Nets who recently endured summers of forced furloughs and cutbacks, have increased, not trimmed, their scouting department. The Nets have added former assistant Roy Rogers as their advanced scout while hiring former two-time NBA executive of the year Bob Ferry, ex- Sixers coach and scout Frank Zanin and the Sixers’ former European scouting coordinator Danko Cvjeticanin.