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» Rudy Tomjanovich elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/14/2020 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Former Houston Rockets player and head coach Rudy Tomjanovich was inducted in 2020 into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Now 71 years old, Tomjanovich played for the Rockets from 1970 through 1981, and was head coach from 1992 through 2003. That run included Houston's only two NBA titles in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. Rudy Tomjanovich is of Croatian descent.
» Nenad Bach International Newsletter No. 55: Livestream
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach | Published 04/23/2020 | Music , Sports , Politics , Opinions , News , Environment , Education | Unrated
I will perform a few songs starting with a ping pong game that will go to 11 points, just one game then a song on a guitar, move to piano and at the same time you can send your questions opinions, desires, concepts, recommendations, connections etc., all live. The times for the livestream on Saturday April 25, 2020 will start at 10:00 a.m. New York Eastern Standard Time. This will be Midnight in Sydney, Australia, 11:
» Branko Cikatic 1954-2020 the first K1 Grand Prix champion in Tokyo 1993
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 03/28/2020 | Sports | Unrated
Branko Cikatić (1954-2020) was distinguished Croatian fighter, who was the winner of the first K1 Grand Prix Tournament in Tokyo in 1993 (in the finals against Ernest Hoost). At that time, he was at the age of 38, and is till these days the oldest winner of the K1 tournament. He was the winner of in various combat sports for thirteen times. In kick-boxing, he was the World Champion in 1981. He started his career in Solin, and then continued
» Bobby Fischer 0 - 1 Vladimir Kovacevic the only major defeat of Bobby Fischer in his chess career
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/9/2020 | Sports , Education | Unrated
In 1970, a chess tournament (Tournament of Peace) was organized in Croatia which took place in the town of Rovinj on the Adriatic Sea (Istrian peninsula). Fischer was undefeated in the previous four years. His defeat against Vladimir Kovačević, then a little known Croatian player, was a world wide sensation. Of course, despite this defeat, Fischer won the convincingly this trounament, which included 10 other grand-masters (including som
» Croatia's silver medal at 2020 European Handball Championship big success
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/29/2020 | Sports | Unrated
Croatian handball team has an amazing continuity of top results at European and World championships in the past decades. Congratulations to our team: Domagoj Duvnjak (on the photo, one of the best players today), Zlatko Horvat, Igor Karačić, Luka Cindrić, Željko Musa, Luka Stepanović, etc., under the baton of Lino Červar. Mr. Červar is the most successful coach in the history of Croatian handball. He guided our team to W
» Mirko Novosel Croatian basketball trainer inducted to the Hall of Fame in the USA in 2007
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/9/2020 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Mirko Novosel, the greates 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. Among his pupils were suc
» Kresimir Cosic 1948-1995 the first European basketball player with major career in the USA
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/9/2020 | Sports , Education , Religion | Unrated
Krešmir Ćosić (1948-1995) is one of the greatest Croatian basketball players in history. As a player of height 211 cm, he was equally successful on any of the five postitions in a team, a rare quality in 1970s. He has won gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, for the then ex-Yu (of which Croatia was one of six constituent republics). He also has gold medals from the 1970 and 1978 Basketball World Championships and many other
» ITTF Parkinson's World Championships sucessful debut in 2019
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/19/2019 | Sports , Science , Education | Unrated
Twelve countries participated at the First ITTF Ping Pong Parkinson Competition, organized in New York, October 11-13 2019: Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, USA. A few countries announced that they will start to organize their national competitions. Congratulations to the organizeras of the competition, and in particular to the idea and intiative o
» Vladimir Novak: Croatians in America, fascinating photomonograph published in 2018
  Vladimir Novak (1928-2016)


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