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Mirko Novosel Croatian basketball trainer inducted to the Hall of Fame in the USA in 2007
Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player, and Mirko Novosel, coach of the Croatian national team
Induction of Mirko Novosel to the Basketball Hall of Fame in the USA 2007
Speech of Mirko Novosel
Mirko Novosel during the induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony in 2007, USA
Mirko Novosel, the greatest Croatian basketball trainer in history, was inducted to the Hall of Fame in the USA in 2007. He had tremendous successes during the period of ex-Yu in establishing a very strong representation of the former state, which stopped the dominance of the Soviet basketball players, and was the only team that was able to cope with USA basketball teams at the Olympics and World championships.
Dražen Petrović as a player of Cibona, Zagreb,
with Mirko Novosel as the coach
Among his pupils were such celebrities as Croatian players Dražen Petrović and Toni Kukoč. Under his guidance, Croatian national team won silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, in the finals against the USA Dream Team, led by Michael Jordan.
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Mirko Novosel, trainer of Croatian national basketball team