Rađa (MVP) | High School: Technical School Ctr in Split, Croatia Draft: Boston Celtics, 2nd round (13th pick, 40th overall), 1989 NBA Draft

trener Aleksandar Petrović, Kukoč | Rađa had three more years left on his guaranteed contract and, according to the NBA regulations, if he was to fail another team's physical, the Celtics would have to pay his entire remaining salary. Franjo Arapović | European sports journalists voted him the second best European player that season, behind only his former teammate and friend Kukoč. trener Petar Skansi, Danko Cvjetičanin | https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/user:Trifilara, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0 Generic, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International, GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.2 or later, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, Derby of the eternal enemies (basketball), Greek Basket League individual statistics, Gebruiker:RonnieV/Lijst van personen geboren in 1967, Gebruiker:RonnieV/Lijst van personen geboren op 24 april, Wikipedysta:Malarz pl/szablony/Koszykarz infobox/17, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DinoRadjaPanathinaikos.jpg, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the, {{Information |Description=Dino Rdja |Source=self-made |Date=1998 |Author=. In August 1990, instead of going to the NBA as previously agreed, Rađa went to Italy, signing with the wealthy Virtus Roma despite claiming all along that he had wanted to join the Celtics.

1989–90 season: Defection to NBA and court-ordered return to Yugoslavia, 1989–90 season: Defection to NBA and court-ordered return to Yugoslavia, 1994 FIBA World Championship – Bronze medal, FIBA European Champions Cup Final Four MVP, Coach Denies Yugoslav Will Join Celtics : But Lakers' Pick Will Be Permitted to Play in NBA. In early November 1994, at the start of his second season with the Celtics, Rađa was looking for a contract extension on his existing three-year deal, which was expiring in the summer of 1996. He returned, once again, to Croatia, joining Cibona for the 2001–02 season. Dino Rađa (Anglicized: Dino Radja, Croatian pronunciation: [ˌdǐːno ˈrâd͜ʑa]; born April 24, 1967) is a Croatian former professional basketball player of Italian descent. Following the buyout, the Celtics waived Rađa on 16 July 1997. Dino Rađa | Also coming in alongside Rađa and coach Subotić, was 36-year-old NBA veteran Byron Scott from the LA Lakers. You're going to be a big part of our offense. ", "Bogdanović novi hrvatski rekorder u poenima: Prestigao Rađu". That's it. The following pages on the English Wikipedia use this file (pages on other projects are not listed): (294 × 414 pixels, file size: 46 KB, MIME type: Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. [9], Simultaneous to the legal battle his agent was waging over the future of his club career, Rađa had been spending the summer of 1990 with the Yugoslav national team in a four-month training camp for the 1990 FIBA World Championship that included an appearance at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle where the 23-year-old suffered a leg fracture in the final game against the U.S. national team, ruling him out of the World Championship that started a week later. Rađa averaged 17.9 points in the Italian League[15] in his first season with Il Messaggero (Virtus Roma enjoyed sponsorship from that popular Roman newspaper at the time). Alan Gregov | Burić |

Alan Gregov | Vlade Divac | Dino Rađa (Split, 24. travnja 1967. Reportedly, part of the reason Boston did not put up much of a fight when the player suddenly decided to sign with Virtus was the July 1990 court decision against them following the motion by Rađa's American agent, Marc Fleisher, after the Virtus offer came in. Radović | trener Giuseppe Giergia, Alan Gregov | [2] Počeo je igrati u Jugoplastici, Split, i s tim klubom dominirao osvojivši dva naslova europskih klupskih prvaka za redom. DinoRadjaPanathinaikos.jpg ‎(294 × 414 pixels, file size: 46 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 Dino Rađa | Ivanović | He was a member of the Jugoplastika team of the late 1980s and early 1990s, which he helped to win two FIBA European Champions Cup championships (1989 and 1990). Arijan Komazec | Jurij Zdovc, Dražen Petrović |

Dino Rađa | Velimir Perasović | A special officer of the court had heard the case and ruled in Rađa's favour, against the Celtics. Savić | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license. Unconvinced about Rađa's physical condition, the Celtics gave up on trying to trade him, instead agreeing a buyout of the three years that remained on his contract. Rađa finally joined the Celtics in the summer of 1993, signing a three-year contract on 9 July,[16] four years after initial interest from both parties and the voided contract in 1989.

Rađa spent two years in Athens, winning two Greek League championships, but in 1999, he returned to his native Croatia, to play for Zadar. Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! With his agent Mark Fleisher engaged in long negotiations[18] with the Celtics brass led by GM Jan Volk, the deal was reached to add three more years to Rađa's existing contract beginning with the 1996–97 season.[19]. [13], In 2005, commenting on his summer 1990 decision to stay in Europe, even after only a year prior seeming desperately intent on playing in the NBA, Rađa said: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, I was playing well. Yugoslavia head coach DuÅ¡an Ivković later revealed that injured Rađa and the center's agent Marc Fleisher asked him not to publicly disclose the player's injury before the deal with Virtus is signed, which Ivković consented to. Dino je navodno napustio Željanu dok je Duje još bio u pelenama i to upravo zbog Viktorije. With a new coach, I obviously wanted to know what he thought of my game. Sretenović | U NBA ligi igrao je 4 sezone u Boston Celticsima, uz prosjek 16,7 koševa i 8,4 skoka po utakmici. Calling for safeguards against NBA raids on its players, a... U.S. Court Bars Yugoslav Star From Joining Celtics, International Sports Law and Business, volume 1, Radja Says Club Is Ready to Let Him Be a Celtic, "Close But No Cigar: The sagging Celts were spurned by Brian Shaw and by Dino Radja", "Zlatni momci (episode 3): Tim snova u luna parku", "Reggie Lewis Signed Up by Celtics for 5 Years", Radja looks like lost cause With extension unlikely, escape looms, http://www.blog.hr/print/id/1623177546/dezbjego-show-slobodan-subotic.html, http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/5teeg5mf8yhh44wj/euroleague-s-500-000th-point-scored-on-friday, "Ukić treći najbolji strijelac Hrvatske svih vremena, znate li tko su prva dvojica? The president's son, Dimitrios, allegedly cursed at the team's head coach Subotić, but at that time, Rađa did not know that the person he was arguing with was the son of the club's president. In June 1997, a trade that was to send thirty-year-old Rađa to the Philadelphia 76ers (in exchange for Clarence Weatherspoon and Michael Cage) fell through when Rađa failed his 24 June 1997 physical with the 76ers. He left Panathinaikos partly because of an encounter with the club president's son, Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, in the locker room after a game. The entire case quickly turned into a months-long saga that played out in the Yugoslav media. Ivica Marić | You could also do it yourself at any point in time. Vladan Alanović | With 1,764 points scored, he was the all-time top scorer for the Croatian national team until 2018, when he was surpassed by Bojan Bogdanović. ),[1] bivši hrvatski košarkaš, osvajač dvije olimpijske medalje, svjetski prvak, višestruki klupski prvak Europe te uspješan NBA igrač. [10], Some observers saw Virtus' sudden and lucrative contract offer to Rađa as their retribution to the Celtics for going to court a few months earlier over enforcing Virtus' point guard Brian Shaw's NBA contract and winning the case even after the player who had spent the previous 1989-90 season with Virtus tried to remain in Rome. We have created a browser extension.

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Stojko Vranković | The 1996–97 season, Rađa's fourth in Boston, was marked by a left knee injury that forced him to miss 57 regular season games. [6] The deal centered around the Celtics paying an undisclosed sum of money to Jugoplastika, which in turn agreed to let Rađa go two years short of his contract's completion.[7]. At KK Split, Rađa starred alongside Toni Kukoč, while both were teenagers. Vlade Divac | Josip Vranković | Alan Gregov | In the wake of his failed physical in Philadelphia and Rick Pitino's unwillingness to keep him on the Celtics' roster, Rađa returned to Europe in July 1997, joining Panathinaikos, a rich and ambitious club bankrolled by the Giannakopoulos brothers (Pavlos and Thanasis) who made their money in the pharmaceutical industry. Dino Rađa | He spent three and a half seasons with the Boston Celtics, being one of the European pioneers in the NBA. Some two and a half weeks later, the team went through a shocking incident when the Celtics' leading scorer, small forward Reggie Lewis, died on the basketball court at the team's Brandeis University practice facility after suffering sudden cardiac death from a heart defect. Danko Cvjetičanin | Stojko Vranković | Perasović | Arijan Komazec | [17] With a 32–50 regular season record, the Celtics missed the NBA playoffs, finishing 10th overall in the eastern conference. Aleksandar Đorđević | The club's head coach, Božidar Maljković, even publicly called on the Yugoslav Basketball Association (KSJ) to adopt safeguard policies, preventing players younger than age 26 from transferring to NBA teams. Veljko Mršić | [28] Rađa married Đonlić in August 2001 on a yacht anchored off the coast of Korčula with singer Petar GraÅ¡o as his best man. Vladan Alanović | Sobin | [27], By the mid-1990s, Rađa began romantic involvement with singer and 1995 Miss Croatia runner-up Viktorija Đonlić, a relationship that eventually led to divorce from his wife. Rađa finished his career in 2003, by winning the Croatian League championship with his first team, Split CO. Rađa was on the senior men's Yugoslavian national team that won the silver medal in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul. I left the meeting feeling great. Following a hearing on 26 September 1989, Judge Douglas Woodlock ruled in their favor two days later thus preventing Rađa from playing for the Celtics. Naglić | The NBA was more physical because the players were bigger and stronger than in Europe. Dvostruki je dobitnik Državne nagrade za šport "Franjo Bučar", 1992. kao član reprezentacije i 2003. godine osobno. Tabak | [8] He changed his mind once Virtus, an ambitious and financially stable club bankrolled by the Gruppo Ferruzzi food company and sponsored by the daily broadsheet Il Messaggero, made him an offer reportedly in the US$15–18 million range for a 5-year contract. Dino Rađa, Toni Kukoč | Zanimljivo je da se tek s 15 godina počeo baviti košarkom.

Velimir Perasović | Miro Jurić | Sobin | Visok 211 cm, igrao je na poziciji centra. Žarko Paspalj | He moved to KK Split, which at the time went under the name of its longtime naming-rights sponsor Jugoplastika. Aramis Naglić | Lovrić | Taking advantage of an administrative loophole,[12] Fleisher claimed that Rađa's contract with the Celtics violated a provision of the agreement between the league and the NBA players that said, among other things, that one-year contracts could not be extended. Rađa began his basketball life in his native town, as a junior at KK Dalvin. [20] The Celtics initially challenged the 76ers' decision to void the trade, but quickly dropped their arbitration request.

Europskom prvenstvu u košarci - Rim 1991. I was making a great salary in Europe.

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