Basketball Without Borders, Europe Staff: NBA Legends


DALIBOR BAGARIC
Height: 7-1/2,16 | Weight: 290 lbs/130 kg | NBA Career: 3 years
- Native of Croatia
- Drafted 24th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2000 NBA Draft
- Participated in the inaugural BWB Europe in 2001
- Currently plays in Greece (Maroussi BC)
ZARKO CARBARKAPA
Height: 6-11/2,11 | Weight: 235 lbs/107 kg | NBA Career: 3 years
- Native of Montenegro
- Drafted 17th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2003 NBA Draft
- Also played for the Golden State Warriors
- Gold medalist at the 2002 World Championships with the former Yugoslavia
- Currently plays in Montenegro (KK Buducnost Podgorica)
VLADE DIVAC
Height: 7-1/2,16 | Weight: 260 lbs/118 kg | NBA Career: 16 years
- Native of Serbia
- Drafted 26th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 NBA Draft
- Also played for Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings
- Multiple gold medalist at the European and World Championships and a two-time Olympic silver medalist with the former Yugoslavia
- Took part in the inugural BWB Europe Europe in 2001
- Inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame
PREDRAG ‘PEJA’ DROBNJAK
Height: 6-11/2,11 | Weight: 185 lbs/83,9 kg | NBA Career: 4 years
- Native of Montenegro
- Drafted 43rd overall by the Washington Wizards in the 1997 NBA Draft
- He then played for the Seattle Supersonics, L.A. Clippers and Atlanta Hawks
- Two-time gold medalist at the World Championships (1998, 2002) and European gold medalist (2001) with the former Yugolsavia
- Currently plays in Greece (Iraklis)
BOSTJAN ‘BOKI’ NACHBAR
Height: 6-9/2,07 | Weight: 225 l102 kg | NBA Career: 6 years - Native of Slovenia
- Drafted 15th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2002 NBA Draft
- He also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Jersey Nets
- A 6’9 forward “Boki” won the Italian Championship and the Italian Supercup in 2002 and played in the Euroleague Basketball Final Four (2001)
- Nachbar currently playes in Turkey (Anadoulo Efes)
RADOSLAV ‘RASHO’ NESTEROVIC
Height: 7-0/2,13 | Weight: 255 lbs/116 kg | NBA Career: 12 years
- Native of Slovenia
- Drafted 17th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1998 NBA Draft
- He also played for the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers
- NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005
- Took part in the inaugural BWB Europe camp in 2001
- Currently playing in Greece (Olympiacos)
ZARKO PASPALJ
Height: 6-9/2,06 | Weight: 215 lbs/98 kg | NBA Career: 1 years
- Native of Serbia
- Undrafted, Zarko became one of the first Europeans to play in the NBA, joining the San Antonio Spurs in 1989
- Euroleague Final Four MVP in 1994
- Three-time European gold medalist with the former Yugoslavia (1989, 1991 and 1995) and World Championship gold medalist in 1990. Two-time Olympics silver medalist (1998, 1996)
DINO RADJA
Height: 6-11/2,11 | Weight: 256 lbs/120 kg | NBA Career: 4 years
- Croatia
- Drafted 40th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1989 NBA Draft
- All-NBA Rookie Second Team (1993)
- Back-to-back European Champion with POP 84 Split (1989, 1990)
- Two-time European gold medalist with the former Yugoslavia (1989 and 1991) and two-time Olympic silver medalist (1998 and 1992)
BRUNO SUNDOV
Height: 7-3/2,11 | Weight: 270 lbs/120 kg | NBA Career: 7 years
- Croatia
- Drafted 35th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1998 NBA Draft
- He also played for Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks
- Took part in the inaugural BWB Europe camp in 2001
- Currently plays in Bulgaria (PBC Lukoil Academic)
DRAGAN TARLAC
Height: 6-11/2,11 | Weight: 270 lbs/120 kg | NBA Career: 1 years
- Native of Serbia
- Drafted 31st overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995 NBA Draft
- Dragan took part in the inaugural BWB Europe camp in 2001
- European gold medalist at the European Championships (2001) with the former Yugoslavia
MILOS VUJANIC
Height: 6-3/1,90 | Weight: 195 lbs/88 kg
- Native of Serbia
- Drafted 36th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2002 NBA Draft
- A 6’2 guard, Milos led the Euroleague in scoring in 2003
- Milos was a gold medalist at the World Championships in 2002 with the former Yugoslavia
- Currently plays in Greece (Panionios)
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    ...NBA Legends coaching the four teams
  • Dalibor Bagaric
    Selected 24th overall in the 2000 Draft after a stellar run in Croatia, the 7-foot-1 Bagaric played for the Bulls until 2003, when he returned to Europe.
  • Zarko Carbarkapa
    Drafted 17th overall by Phoenix in 2003, Carbarkapa also spent time with the Warriors during his three-year NBA career. Before coming to the NBA, he won a 2002 World Championship title with the former Yugoslavia.
  • Vlade Divac
    Part of the first wave of Europeans to flood into the NBA, the Serbian-born Divac became one of only six players in NBA history to record 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots.
  • Predrag 'Peja' Drobnjak
    The two-time World Champion and European gold medalist with the former Yugoslavian team played four years in the NBA, after going in the second round to the Wizards in the 1997 Draft.
  • Bostjan 'Boki' Nachbar
    The swingman played six years in the NBA after being selected 15th overall by the Rockets in 2002. Currently in Turkey, he won the Italian Championship in 2002.
  • Radoslav 'Rasho' Nesterovic
    The Slovenian-born 7-footer came to the NBA in 1999, when he went 17th overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He won an NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005, and returned to Europe for the 2010-11 season following a stint with the Raptors.
  • Zarko Paspalj
    Although his NBA career was short, the World Champ and three-time European gold-medalist became one of the first Europeans to ever play in The Association when he joined the Spurs in 1989.
  • Dino Radja
    Radja won back-to-back European titles with his club team in 1989 and 1990, two European gold medals with former Yugoslavia and played his way onto the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1993.
  • Bruno Sundov
    Born in Croatia, Sundov played for five teams during his NBA career, in addition to nine more European teams after finishing his NBA tenure with the New York Knicks in 2005.
  • Dragan Tarlac
    Selected in the 1995 Draft by the Chicago Bulls, the one-time Euroleague champion and FIBA gold-medalist played a year in the NBA after a brilliant career with Olympiacos in Greece.
  • Milos Vujanic
    Drafted by the Knicks in the 2002 NBA Draft, the sharp-shooting Vujanic led the Euroleague in scoring in 2003 and took home a gold medal for former Yugoslavia in the 2002 World Championships.
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