Croatian professional basketball player and coach

Krešimir Ćosić (November 26th, 1948 Zagreb – May 25th, 1995 Baltimore, USA) was one of the true legends of Croatian basketball and a basketball coach.

He began his career in Zadar, where he won his first championship trophy at the age of 17 with his team "Zadar”.

He holds the record for most appearances in the national team of former Yugoslavia and also played and coached numerous Croatian and foreign clubs.

In 1996 he was enlisted into the prestigious Basketball Hali of Fame, as only the third non-American. He won three 01ympic medals - one gold and two silvers, and as many as 11 medals from world and European championships.

After Croatian independence (1992) he worked in the diplomatic Service as Minister Counselor in the United States. He died prematurely of lymphoma cancer, at the age of 47.

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