Dražen Petrović Rank
About Dražen Petrović
Dražen Petrović may have had his excellent NBA career end abruptly but his legacy is one that will never be forgotten in the annals of the league.
The Croatian shooting guard initially received recognition in Europe for his stellar performances in club-level leagues (with Cibona and Sibenka) and in international-level tournaments, first with Yugoslavia and then Croatia.
He went to the Olympics thrice and won a bronze and two silver medals.
In the NBA, he played for the Brooklyn Nets (then known as New Jersey Nets) and Portland Trail Blazers.
He was the son of Biserka Mikulandra and Jovan Petrovic. He was the younger brother of former point guard, Aleksandar Petrovic, who became a basketball coach upon his retirement.
He was named in the 1993 “All-NBA Third Team”. He was the FIBA World Championship MVP, Mr Europa Award winner and Croatian Sportsman of the Year in 1986.
He died on 7 June 1993 in a car crash.
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F.A.Q. about Dražen Petrović
When is his birthday?
Dražen Petrović's birthday is on October 22, 1964.
In how many days is his birthday?
Dražen's birthday is in 325 days
How old was Dražen when he died?
He was 28 years old.
When did he die?
He died in June 7, 1993.
How old would he be today?
Dražen Petrović would be 57 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Dražen from?
He was born in Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia.
What was Dražen Petrović's height?
He was 6′ 5″ (1.96m) tall.
Dražen Petrović's Popularity
Dražen Petrović was a famous Croatian basketball player, who was born on October 22, 1964. As a person born on this date, Dražen Petrović is listed in our database as the 86th most popular celebrity for the day (October 22) and the 336th most popular for the year (1964).
People born on October 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Dražen Petrović is the 2575th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Dražen Petrović's birthday, Dražen Petrović is the 41st most famous Croatian.
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