PERSONAL INFORMATION

• Born Nov. 26, 1948 in Zadar, Yugoslavia

• 6-foot-11, 210 pounds

• Appointed Croatia's deputy ambassador to the United States in 1992; served as Croatia's acting ambassador to the U.S. in 1994

• Passed away, May 25, 1995 in Baltimore, Md.

OTHER HONORS

• Earned roster spot on Yugoslavia National Team at the age of 16

• Olympic medals — silver, 1968, Mexico City; bronze, 1972, Munich; silver, 1976, Montreal; gold, 1980, Moscow

• First Team All-Europe; named to All-European Team seven straight years

• Drafted by Portland Trailblazers, 1972 (10th round); Los Angeles Lakers, 1973 (fifth); Boston Celtics, 1976 but opted to play in Europe

• Played on two World Championship Teams (1970 and 1978) and three European Championship Teams

• Named to All-European Team seven straight years

• Coach of the Yugoslavian Olympic team

• Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on May 6, 1996; inducted into the Utah Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001

HONORS AT BYU

• All-American — UPI, Converse, Helms Foundation, Citizen Saving Athletic Foundation, Basketball Coaches

• All-District VII Team, 1971, 1972

• Western Athletic Conference MVP; All-WAC First Team, 1971, 1972, 1973; WAC All-Decade Team

• MVP Cougar Classic, 1971

• All College Basketball Tournament All Stars Second Team, 1973

• All-tournament Old Dominion Classic, 1972

• Inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame, 1983