The Resource Drazen : the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball, Todd Spehr

Drazen : the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball, Todd Spehr

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Drazen : the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball
Title
Drazen
Title remainder
the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball
Statement of responsibility
Todd Spehr
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Language
eng
Summary
Drazen Petrovic died young, the victim of a devastating car accident on a wet German road in 1993. His influence on European and American basketball, however, remains strong even today. A Croatian national, Petrovic was a legend in his own country, turning professional at fifteen and joining the Yugoslav national team as a teenager. His flashy, provocative style made him beloved by fans and despised by his rivals. He could have had a long and distinguished career in his homeland, but Petrovic wanted more. One of the first Europeans to break into the American National Basketball Association, Petrovic battled against xenophobia and the long-held belief that Europeans could not attain stardom in the world's best league. After initial difficulty in Portland, his contributions to the New Jersey Nets breathed life into a dormant franchise and made him an NBA star. As Yugoslav forces invaded Croatia, Petrovic's success was a matter of pride, comfort, and inspiration in his homeland -- and a source of conflicted emotions for the young man as his friends and family faced the dangers of war
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ORX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spehr, Todd
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrović, Dražen
  • Basketball players
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Drazen : the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball, Todd Spehr
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn908261426
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 471 pages
Isbn
9781502999559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908261426
Label
Drazen : the remarkable life and legacy of the Mozart of basketball, Todd Spehr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn908261426
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 471 pages
Isbn
9781502999559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908261426

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