Many basketball fans have been watching the 10-part ESPN docuseries about the 90’s Chicago Bulls and their last season in 1998 before the team split up – and Michal Jordan – ultimately retired for a second time.
Although most of the series has thus far focused on Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and coach Phil Jackson; Croatian Toni Kukoč was a huge part of the second 3-peat and this ESPN article sheds some fantastic perspective from Kukoč’s eyes.
Kukoč first played for the Bulls in 1993 after nearly winning every trophy in Europe and taking Croatia to the gold medal match of the 1992 Olympics against The Dream Team. Kukoč won the 6th Man of the Year award in 1996 and is currently receiving tons of support from the basketball community to be elected into the Hall of Fame.
The article talks about Kukoč coming to the NBA, his wine selection during road trips, and what the Dream Team thought of him during the ’92 Olympic games in Barcelona. It’s a good read since I don’t expect Kukoč to get any love in the docuseries.