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Toni Kukoc
Toni Kukoc
Position: -
Born: 09/18/68
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Earnings: $61,488,033 ($106,942,152*)
Dino Radja: “I have to say that I am very proud to be one of the pioneers who opened the road for everybody to NBA. Because, before Drazen Petrovic, Divac, Toni Kukoc, Sabonis, myself… There was no belief in European players… that they can succeed. Afterward, we came in and showed everybody that we can succeed, and now the NBA is open. If you see how many international players are in the NBA right now, it is a huge number.”
The All-Time NBA First and Second European Teams were announced, as voted for by fans in Europe and a blue-ribbon panel of European media, broadcasters, influencers and celebrities. Dirk Nowitzki, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker and Luka Doncic were named to the First Team while Nikola Jokic, Toni Kukoc, Drazen Petrovic, Pedja Stojakovic and Arvydas Sabonis were named to the Second Team.

Goran Sobin (1963-2021)

Goran Sobin died on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, Croatian daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija reported Monday. He was 59. Major highlights of his playing career, the 1989 and 1990 titles in the FIBA European Champions Cup, the predecessor of the modern-day EuroLeague. Playing with Toni Kukoc, Dino Radja, Dusko Ivanovic, Velimir Perasovic, Zoran Savic, and others, he was among the key players of KK Jugoplastika. A legendary lineup coached by Bozidar Maljkovic.
Pippen also tees off on the former Bulls Coach Phil Jackson about the famed moment in 1994 when Pippen refused to re-enter a playoff game for the last 1.8 seconds after Jackson drew up a play for Toni Kukoc instead of for him. After telling Dan Patrick in a radio interview earlier this year that it was racist for Jackson to have done so, Pippen backs off that assertion in the book. Even so, Pippen writes that Jackson humiliated him and that “the moment of truth had come, and he had abandoned me.”

Scottie Pippen on Michael Jordan: 'Michael and I aren’t close and never have been'

“Michael and I aren’t close and never have been,” Pippen writes. That’s just in the opening pages. In the rest of the book, Pippen takes shots at everyone from Charles Barkley (“wasn’t dedicated enough to win a championship”) to Isiah Thomas (“dirty” player, “with a knack for making the most inappropriate comments”). Pippen also tees off on the former Bulls Coach Phil Jackson about the famed moment in 1994 when Pippen refused to re-enter a playoff game for the last 1.8 seconds after Jackson drew up a play for Toni Kukoc instead of for him. After telling Dan Patrick in a radio interview earlier this year that it was racist for Jackson to have done so, Pippen backs off that assertion in the book. Even so, Pippen writes that Jackson humiliated him and that “the moment of truth had come, and he had abandoned me.”
Q. Just to clarify, because I just want to make sure I don’t put words in your mouth. You don’t think that Phil was racist in designating Toni Kukoc to take that last shot? Scottie Pippen: Did I say it? What are you asking? Q. OK, in your book, and I’m quoting you here — — Scottie Pippen: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Have you heard me say that I said that? Q. Well, yeah, I watched the interview. Scottie Pippen: OK, so I said it. Now what are you asking me? Q. In your book you write: “I was so hurt when he picked Toni over me that I needed to come up with an explanation for why I was rejected. For why, after everything I had given to the Chicago Bulls, I wasn’t allowed to have my moment. So I told myself at the time that Phil’s decision must have been racially motivated, and I allowed myself to believe that lie for nearly 30 years. Only when I saw my words in print did it dawn on me how wrong I was.” So you call it a lie. So I just want to clarify exactly what it is. Do you or do you not believe that Phil was being racist when he drew up that play? Scottie Pippen: I feel like it was a moment where he did me wrong. How about that? How about I answer your question that way.