Toni Kukoč did it all on the basketball court.
He played along the late, great Dražen Petrović during Croatia’s silver medal run at the 1992 Olympics. He was the FIBA World Championship MVP in 1990. He was the Eurobasket MVP in 1991. Kukoč was the 1996 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and he won three straight NBA titles alongside Michael Jordan for the Chicago Bulls.
As one of the original “Euros” to come play in the NBA, Kukoč will finally be enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September. It’s been a long time coming for the Split native; whom many basketball experts say should have been called much sooner.
He will join notable stars Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, and Chris Webber in the 2021 class. Here’s what the NBA elite had to say about Kukoč during his 13-year NBA career: