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Kresimir Cosic (Croatia)
Born on November Friday, 1948, in in Zagreb,Croatia.
Height:
211cm (6'11")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
Croatia

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Zadar: 1964-1969
  • Brigham Young University (NCAA): 1970-1973
  • Zadar: 1973-1975
  • Brest Ljubljana: 1976-1978
  • Virtus Bologna: 1978-1980
  • Cibona Zagreb: 1980-1983

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1982 European Cup Winner's Cup
  • 6 times Champion of the Yugoslavian League: 1965,1967,1968,1974,1975 and 1982
  • 4 times Champion of the Yugoslavian Cup: 1970,1981,1982 and 1983
  • 2 times Champion of the Italian League: 1979 and 1980

National Team

  • 303 appearances with the Yugoslavian National Team
  • Played in 4 consecutive Olympic Games (Mexico 1968,Munich 1972,Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980)
  • Olympic Gold medalist in Moscow 1980
  • 2 times World Champion: Ljubljana 1970 and Manila 1978
  • 3 times European Champion: Barcelona 1973,Belgrade 1975 and Liege 1977
  • 2 times Olympic Silver medalist: Mexico 1968 and Montreal 1976
  • 2 times Silver medalist in World Championships: Montevideo 1967 and Puerto Rico 1974
  • 3 times Silver medalist in European Championships: Naples 1969,Essen 1971 and Prague 1981
  • Bronze medalist in the 1979 European Championship in Turin
  • As a coach of the Yugoslavian National Team: Bronze medalist in the 1986 World Championship in Spain,Bronze medalist in the 1987 European Championship in Athens and Olympic Silver medalist in Seoul 1988

Individual Highlights

  • First foreign player to earn All-America honors in the NCAA: 1972 and 1973
  • Freedom Award (contributions to the causes of democracy and human freedom) in 1993
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1994
  • Jersey retired by Brigham Young University in 2006