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Encyclopedia > Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac
Position Center
Height ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Weight 260 lb (120 kg)
Born February 3, 1968 (1968-02-03) (age 40)
Prijepolje, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Draft 26th overall, 1989
Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1986–2005
Former teams KK Elan Prijepolje (1980 – 1982)
KK Sloga Kraljevo (1982 – 1986)
Partizan Belgrade (1986 – 1989)
LA Lakers (1989 – 1996; 2004 – 2005)
Charlotte Hornets (1996 – 1998)
KK Crvena Zvezda (1998 – 1999)
Sacramento Kings (1999 – 2004)
Awards European Champion (1989; 1991; 1995)
World Champion (1990; 2002)
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Summer Olympics
Silver 1988 Seoul Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Silver 1996 Atlanta Flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
FIBA World Championship
Bronze 1986 Spain Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Gold 1990 Argentina Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Gold 2002 USA Flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Eurobasket
Bronze 1987 Greece Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Gold 1989 Yugoslavia Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Gold 1991 Italy Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Gold 1995 Greece Flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Bronze 1999 France Flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

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Basketball career

He began playing basketball in his home town Prijepolje for the team KK Elan. He began his professional career in Yugoslavia playing for KK Sloga Kraljevo, and was immediately noted for scoring 27 points against mighty Red Star.[1] In summer 1986, he was the top star of the transfer season, signing for KK Partizan Belgrade for DM14,000.[1] Prijepolje (Serbian Cyrillic: Пријепоље) is a town and municipality in the Zlatibor District of Serbia. ... Kraljevo 2006 Kraljevo (Serbian Cyrillic: Краљево,  ) is a city and municipality located in Serbia at , built beside the river Ibar, 7 km west of its confluence with the Zapadna Morava; and in the midst of an upland valley, between the Kotlenik Mountains, in the north, and the Stolovi Mountains, in the... KoÅ¡arkaÅ¡ki klub Crvena zvezda (Кошаркашки клуб Црвена звезда) is a basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. ... KK Partizan is a basketball club from Belgrade, Serbia. ... The Deutsche Mark (DM, DEM) was the official currency of West and, from 1990, unified Germany. ...


In the same year, at the age of 18, he made the debut for the senior Yugoslavia national basketball team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship in Madrid, on invitation by the selector Krešimir Ćosić. However, the excellent rookie's performance was spoiled by the event in the semi-finals against Soviet Union: 45 seconds before the end, Yugoslavia had a comfortable lead of 9 points, but Soviets scored three three-pointers in a row: the third one was result of a steal of Divac's overconfident dribbling at midcourt. In the overtime, the Soviets easily prevailed against shocked Yugoslavs, who eventually had to get content with the bronze.[1] Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... The 1986 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Spain from July 5 to 19, 1986. ... For the Croatian politician, see KreÅ¡imir Ćosić (politician). ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... In sports such as football (soccer), basketball, bandy and water polo, dribbling refers to the maneuvering of a ball around a defender through short skillful taps or kicks with either the legs (football/soccer), hands (basketball), stick (bandy) or swimming strokes (water polo). ...


The next year, Divac participated in the team that took the gold at the FIBA Junior World Championship (since split into separate under-19 and under-21 events) in Bormio, Italy. That event launched the young generation of Yugoslavian basketballers, also featuring stars like Dino Radja and Toni Kukoč, regarded as likely the best in history. Before the breakup of Yugoslavia, they would also take the titles at EuroBasket 1989 and the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina,[1] where they were led by Dražen Petrović,[2] as well as the EuroBasket 1991 title, with Sasha Djordjević at point guard.[3] The Mens U19 World Championship is a mens under-19 only basketball competition organized by FIBA. Mens professional basketball leagues      Category: ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bormio is a medieval-style ski resort village located in the Sondrio province, Lombardy region of the Italian Alps. ... Dino RaÄ‘a, transcribed in English as Dino Radja (born April 24, 1967, in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia), is a retired Croatian basketball player. ... Toni Kukoč (IPA: ) (born September 18, 1968 in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Croatian basketball player. ... An animated series of maps showing the breakup of the second Yugoslavia; The different colors represent the areas of control. ...  Yugoslavia  Greece  Soviet Union  Italy  Spain  France  Bulgaria  Netherlands 1. ... The 1990 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Argentina from August 8 to August 20, 1990. ... Dražen Petrović (October 22, 1964 – June 7, 1993) was a Croatian basketball player. ... Aleksandar Sasha Djordjevic (Serbian: Александар Саша Ђорђевић; Aleksandar SaÅ¡a ĐorÄ‘ević in Roman script) is a retired Serbian basketball player, born on August 26, 1967 in Belgrade. ...


In 1987, with Divac, Djordjević, Paspalj and Obradović, and Dušan Vujošević at the helm, Partizan had a "dream team", which took the Yugoslavian league title, but failed to reach the Euroleague top the next season, having lost to Maccabi in the semi-finals in Belgian Ghent.[4] Jugoplastika with Radja and Kukoč was a stronger team in the subsequent 3 years, reigning both in Yugoslavia and in Europe. Žarko Paspalj (Serbian: ; born March 27, 1966) is a retired Serbian/Montenegrin and Yugoslavian professional basketball player. ... Želimir Željko Obradović (born March 9, 1960 in ÄŒačak, Serbia, Federal Peoples Republic of Yugoslavia) is one of the most successful basketball coaches in Europe. ... DuÅ¡an (DuÅ¡ko) VujoÅ¡ević (Serbian Cyrillic: Душко Вујошевић) (born 3 March 1959 in Podgorica, Montenegro) is Serbian and Montenegrin basketball coach. ... The Euroleague (EL) is the highest caliber professional basketball competition in Europe, with teams from thirteen different European countries. ... Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Hebrew: מכבי ”עלית“ תל אביב) is a professional basketball team based in Tel Aviv, playing in the Israeli and European basketball competitions. ... This article is about the Belgian city. ... KK Split (KoÅ¡arkaÅ¡ki Klub Split) is a basketball club from Split, Croatia. ...


Divac had an unusual style for centers of the time: despite the height, he possessed good mobility, had good control of the ball and was a good shooter from distance. On occasion, he would also act as a playmaker. Divac also liked playing gags on the field: in the 1989 Eurobasket, he lifted the teammate Zoran Radović for a slam dunk. In just 4 professional seasons in Europe, he became the most sought-after tall player in the continent after Arvydas Sabonis.[1] Zoran Radović (born February 17, 1961 in Belgrade, Serbia, Federal Peoples Republic of Yugoslavia) is a Serbian former basketball player and current FIBA administrator. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... Arvydas Romas Sabonis (born December 19, 1964 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. ...


NBA

Drafted into the NBA in 1989 by the Los Angeles Lakers and was the first pick of the Lakers that wasn't American. Divac was also one of the first European players to have an impact on the league. Under the tutorship of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, he improved his play and adopted to the American style of the game. Despite the fact that he didn't speak any English, he quickly became popular among the teammates and the public for his charm and joviality. In the 1989/90 season, he was selected into the NBA All-Rookie Team.[1] During his time with the Lakers, Divac's popularity and marketing potential, in addition to his entertaining and good-natured personality, were picked up on by the American TV industry. As a result he appeared quite a few times on Los Angeles-based late night programmes such as The Arsenio Hall Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He appeared on Larry King Live in 1999 and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also appeared in American sitcoms Married... with Children and Coach, as well as in the short lived Good Sports sitcom starring Farrah Fawcett. On the big screen Divac took part in basketball based movies Eddie, Space Jam and Juwanna Mann. 1989 NBA Draft - 27 June 1989 - New York City, New York See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft First Round Second Round Miami Heat - Sherman Douglas, G, Syracuse Categories: 1989 in sports | NBA Draft ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ... The Arsenio Hall Show is a talk show which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. The show debuted in 1985, and is CNNs most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... Coach is a popular American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. ... Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... Eddie is a 1996 movie about a woman, played by Whoopi Goldberg, coaching the last place New York Knicks. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... Juwanna Mann is a 2002 comedy movie directed by Jesse Vaughan. ...


Divac earned a reputation for flopping, or deceiving the officials into calling a foul on the other team by purposely falling to the floor upon contact with an opposing player.[5] Veteran NBA forward P.J. Brown claimed that Divac might have been the best of all time at flopping.[6] Divac freely admitted doing so, adding that he usually did it when he felt like the officials had missed some calls and owed him.[7] In basketball, flop is a derogatory term that refers to a defensive player intentionally falling backward to the floor upon physical contact with an offensive player. ... Collier P.J. Brown (born October 14, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at Louisiana Tech University, he was a second round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets in the 1992 NBA Draft, and has played for the Nets...


He was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for the draft rights to Kobe Bryant in 1996 and spent two seasons playing there. He signed as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings in 1998 where he would play for six seasons alongside fellow countryman Peja Stojakovic. Along with Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic, Divac revitalized the Sacramento Kings franchise. The Kings rose in the NBA ranks, becoming a perennial playoff contender and later on a championship contender and was one of the best teams in the NBA. The Kings however, could not get past the Los Angeles Lakers, swept in 2001 and losing a heartbreaking 7 game series in 2002. The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Predrag Peja Stojaković (born June 9, 1977) is a Serbian basketball player for the NBAs New Orleans Hornets. ... For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see Chris Webber (Canadian basketball player). ... Stojakovic playing for the Kings Predrag Peđa Stojaković (born June 9, 1977) is a basketball star for the NBAs Sacramento Kings. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


During his tenure with the Kings, both Divac and teammate Peja Stojaković gained attention in the local section of newsreview.com for their use of a Serbian three-fingered salute as a way to celebrate on-court success. The sign is associated with the Serbian Orthodox Christian Church and is considered to be on par with a Nazi salute and is a military gesture of Serbian fascist movements against Croatians, Kosavars, and Muslims which was used during the Yugoslav wars.[8] Divac defended its use, saying "it means three points," and "Europeans count with different fingers than Americans."[8] Predrag Peja Stojaković (born June 9, 1977) is a Serbian basketball player for the NBAs New Orleans Hornets. ... This article is about a salute used by some Serbs. ... Flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church Unknown flag, seen offten in public. ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... Fascism is a term used to describe authoritarian nationalist political ideologies or mass movements that are concerned with notions of cultural decline or decadence. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Belligerents Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Liberation Army, NATO, UCPMB SFR Yugoslavia, Republic of Srpska Serbian Krajina FR Yugoslavia, Paramilitary forces from Serbia Commanders Milan Kučan Janez JanÅ¡a, Franjo TuÄ‘man, Mate Boban Janko Bobetko, Alija Izetbegović, Sefer Halilović, Hashim Thaci, Wesley Clark, Javier Solana Bill Clinton...


After the 2003-04 NBA season, he became a free agent. He signed a deal to return to the Lakers and was part of a grand plan to overhaul Laker basketball. The Lakers, following a defeat in the NBA Finals, had traded away or released most of their players, including star center Shaquille O'Neal; Divac was supposed to fill that void. However, Divac suffered back problems and was unable to play for most of the season, and even when he returned, was only able to play about nine minutes per game, averaging 2.3 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game. On 14 July 2005, Divac announced his retirement, ending his sixteen-year basketball career. The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Post-basketball career

Through the evening of his playing career and afterwards, Divac focused on three fields: humanitarian work, basketball management and investment, in that order of success.


Basketball management

Partizan

In late 2000, after the overthrow of the Milošević regime, Divac and former teammate Predrag Danilović took over their former club KK Partizan. The club was a launching pad for both of their basketball careers in late 1980s and early 1990s and it was only fitting they'd now play prominent parts in its management. Divac became the club's president while Danilović took the vice-president role. Freshly retired Danilović was actually running the club's day-to-day operations since Divac was still very actively involved with the Sacramento Kings at the time. The front page of the first issue of the Politika daily newspaper after the 5th October overthrow, released around midnight October 6, 2000. ... Predrag Sasha Danilović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Саша Даниловић) (born February 26, 1970, in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player, considered the best European shooting guard during the 1990s, and current president of his former team KK Partizan Belgrade. ... KK Partizan is a basketball club from Belgrade, Serbia. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


Though the duo never stated so outright, their main motivation in getting involved with KK Partizan again was perceived to be gaining the upper hand on club's eventual privatisation process once the new Law on Sports gets passed in Serbian parliament. Since the exact ownership structure of publicly owned KK Partizan isn't really clear, potential investors decided to stay away, at least until the law appears. Divac and Danilović appeared pretty much out of nowhere in this regard but enjoyed plenty of fan and public support because most preferred to see their beloved club owned and operated by its former stars rather than a faceless corporation. However, after few years the duo ran out of patience and pulled out of the venture in late 2004 because it became too much of a financial burden with no end goal in sight. While he currently performs no official functions at the club, Divac continues to be involved with it in lesser capacity. The unicameral parliament of Serbia is known as the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Народна скупштина Републике Србије / Narodna skupÅ¡tina Republike Srbije). ...


LA Lakers

From 2005 to 2006, Divac was employed as European scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Real Madrid

In June 2006, through his friendship with Predrag Mijatović, Divac linked up with Ramón Calderón as part of the lawyer's candidate bid for the presidency of Real Madrid polideportivo. When Calderón closely won the club elections on July 2, 2006, Divac was introduced as the head of operations at Real Madrid basketball club. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Predrag PeÄ‘a Mijatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Мијатовић) (born January 19, 1969 in Titograd, Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbo-Montenegrin former football player and current sports director of Real Madrid. ... Ramón Calderón in Oviedo Ramón Calderón Ramos (born 26 May 1951 in Palencia, Spain) is a lawyer, and the current President of Spanish polideportivo Real Madrid. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... A polideportivo is a multi-sport institution. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Madrid Baloncesto is a Spanish basketball team. ...


However, Divac's role in the club's day to day operations is largely symbolic, and even he himself admitted as much in a March 2007 interview for Croatian weekly Globus: "I literally do nothing and I only serve as part of the royal club's image. I only accepted the job because of Mijatović, who is currently the football director at Real".[9] Globus is a Croatian weekly newspaper published in Zagreb. ...


Investments

Divac has been involved in many non-basketball endeavors while still actively playing in the NBA, and more so after he retired. He is an active restaurant investor in the Sacramento, California area. However, his attempts to make major investments in Serbia failed, for a variety of reasons. NBA redirects here. ... Sacramento redirects here. ...


The most notable affair was a highly publicized business venture—takeover bid of profitable beverage producer Knjaz Miloš. Divac's company "Apurna" in a joint venture with French dairy giant Danone ostensibly proposed the best bid, but the takeover was aborted by the Serbia's Securities Commission, because Danone/Apurna allegedly offered extra money to small shareholders.[10] In the repeated bid, Divac and Danone eventually withdrew and the sale went to FPP Balkan Ltd., a privatization fund from Cayman Islands. The entire messy affair caused great friction within the Serbian government, wide speculation about corruption, resignation of the Securities Commission chief, and even police investigation.[11] Knjaz MiloÅ¡ (Serbian Cyrillic: Књаз Милош) is a carbonated water producer and distributor based in AranÄ‘elovac, Serbia. ... Danone factory in BieruÅ„, Poland Danone (Euronext: BN, NYSE: DA) (known as Dannon in the United States) is a food-product company with its central headquarters in Paris, France. ... Government building The Government of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Cyrillic. ...


Another similar, though less spectacular, episode happened with 2005 Divac's attempt to take over the Večernje novosti, a Serbian high-circulation daily. He made an agreement with small shareholders to take over the company by means of registering a new company with joint capital, which would increase the share capital. However, the Serbian Government intervened and halted what should have been a mere technical move. While the attempted takeover was a "backdoor" one indeed, it was legal and similar cases had already happened. The government ostensibly feared lack of control over the influential daily. Even through the Supreme Court of Serbia eventually ruled in Divac's favor, he withdrew from the contest, citing "friendly advice" by unnamed persons.[12] Embittered, he decided to stop his attempts to invest in Serbia: "All of this is ugly and I'm very upset... I realized that there's no place for me in Serbia and my friends can meet me in Madrid from now on... In Serbia, some different rules are in effect, and I can't conceive them".[13] Večernje novosti is a Belgrade-based daily. ...


However, that turned out not to be true, as in October 2007 Divac got legally registered as 100% owner of Voda Voda, a bottled water brand previously owned by businessman Vojin Djordjević. That transaction was also followed by a stir of controversy, as Djordjević publicly accused Divac of deceit, asserting that he broke a gentlemen's agreement they had, and questioning the validity of the contract that Divac presented to the Serbian Business Registers Agency. The circumstances surrounding the deal (as of November 2007) are still unclear: Divac claims that he indeed loaned some money to the Djordjević's Si&Si company, which was in financial troubles, and after Djordjević failed to fulfill his part of the deal, just used the contract, already properly signed by Djordjević, to claim ownership of the company.[14][15] A 1. ... A Gentlemens agreement is an informal agreement between two or more parties. ...


Humanitarian work

Vlade Divac (rear, center) in 2005, at an event for World Heart Day
Vlade Divac (rear, center) in 2005, at an event for World Heart Day

Divac is a proactive humanitarian worker, focusing on aid to children worldwide and refugees in his home country. Along with six Serbian basketball teammates, Divac established the charity called Group Seven, later renamed to "Divac's Children Foundation", and works closely with International Orthodox Christians Charities (IOCC), helping them to raise around US$500,000 for humanitarian assistance in Serbia since 1997.[16] Divac's own foundation, presided by his wife Snežana, provided over $2,500,000 in humanitarian assistance through 1998–2007.[17] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The World Heart Federation, is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which is committed to helping people achieve a longer and better life through prevention and control of heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low and middle income countries. ... Group Seven Childrens Foundation or Group 7 is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide material, moral and emotional relief to the children of the former Yugoslavia. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In late 2007 Divac has founded a humanitarian organization, "You Can Do It too" (Serbian: Можеш и ти/Možeš i ti), bent on assisting the refugees in Serbia. Serbia has around 500,000 refugees from the 1990s Yugoslav wars, making it the country with the largest refugee problem in Europe.[17] Around 7,800 of those people still live in collective centers under poor conditions, so the organization has vouched itself to buy abandoned countryside houses, in an attempt to finally solve their accommodation problem.[18] Serbian (; ) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... Belligerents Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Liberation Army, NATO, UCPMB SFR Yugoslavia, Republic of Srpska Serbian Krajina FR Yugoslavia, Paramilitary forces from Serbia Commanders Milan Kučan Janez JanÅ¡a, Franjo TuÄ‘man, Mate Boban Janko Bobetko, Alija Izetbegović, Sefer Halilović, Hashim Thaci, Wesley Clark, Javier Solana Bill Clinton...


On 21-23 September 2007, Divac organized an official farewell from active basketball career in his hometown Prijepolje and Belgrade, simultaneously promoting the "You Can Do It Too" campaign. The spectacle culminated in gathering of Divac and his worldwide friends in front of 10,000 people outside the National Assembly building[19]. The unicameral parliament of Serbia is known as the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Народна скупштина Републике Србије / Narodna skupština Republike Srbije). ...


Domestic fame

Divac is genuinely adored by most of the public in his native Serbia. Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost...


Presidential candidate Boris Tadić received a major boost when Divac backed him in the 2004 Serbian presidential elections. The two played a game of one-on-one street basketball as part of a campaign photo-op leading up to the second round runoff vote. Tadić ended up winning the election.[dubious ] Boris Tadić (Serbian: ; born 15 January 1958) is the President of Serbia. ... Serbia held the first round of its 2004 elections for President of Serbia on Sunday, 13 June 2004, and the second round on Sunday, 27 June 2004. ...


Back in early 1990s, the song "Vlade Divac" by Belgrade band Deca loših muzičara, devoted to his transfer to Lakers, was a big hit; the band finally got to personally meet Vlade and perform it with him on his farewell party in 2007.[20] Deca loÅ¡ih muzičara (meaning bad musicians children), often abbreviated to DLM, are a rock band from Belgrade, Serbia. ...


Divac is in major demand for high profile marketing campaigns, even well after his playing career has ended. He regularly appears in commercials pitching products ranging from Atlas Beer to Societe Generale Bank mortgage credit plans. Societe Generale Yugoslav Bank is a 100% owned subsidiary of the french based Societe Generale bank. ...


Divac appeared as a special guest on Eurovision 2008. He threw a ball into audience, and that was sign for the beginning of televoting. Eurovision 2008 redirects here. ... Televoting or televote is the telephone voting in the Eurovision Song Contest. ...


Major career achievements

KK Partizan

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Yugoslavia national team

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NBA

  • Named to the 1989-90 NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 8.5 ppg and 6.2 rpg for the Lakers
  • Appeared in the 1991 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls and has averaged 12.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 2.4 apg in 63 career NBA Playoff games
  • Ranks 4th in Lakers franchise history with 830 blocked shots
  • Ranked 2nd on the Kings in scoring (14.3 ppg), rebounds (10.0 rpg, 10th in the NBA), assists (4.3 apg) and blocked shots (1.02 bpg) in 1998-99
  • Ranked 12th in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.503) in 1999-2000
  • Earned first selection to NBA All-Star Game in 2001

Filmography

Movies

  • Mi nismo andjeli 3: Rock & roll uzvraca udarac (2008) -Pretpostavljeni
  • Crossover (2004) -Himself
  • Juwanna Mann (2002) -Beat Player Morse
  • Driving Me Crazy (TV) (2000) -Viglione, Gene
  • Space Jam (1996) -Himself (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Eddie (1996) -Himself (Los Angeles Lakers)

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Television

  • Crni Gruja, "Kolac" (2003) -Vampir Toza
  • Rachel Gunn, R.N., "Rachel Sees Red" (2000)
  • Married with Children, " A Tisket, a Tasket, Can Peg Make a Basket?" (1993) -Himself
  • Coach, "Dateline-Bangkok" (1992) -Delivery Man
  • Good Sports, "The Reviews are in" (1991) -Himself
  • "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" - Serbia, New Year's 2008 celebrities charity edition - Himself (Answered 13 questions, won 1.250.000 dinars)

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Family

Vlade Divac and his wife have two sons, Luka, Matija, and a daughter Petra, who is adopted.[21] Her biological parents were shot by Albanian terrorists of the Kosovo Liberation Army snipers.[22] Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Slobodan Georgijev (2007-09-20). Srbin broj jedan van Srbije (Serbian). Vreme.
  2. ^ Eurobasket 1989. FIBA.
  3. ^ Eurobasket 1991. FIBA.
  4. ^ Istorija: Novi "Dream Team". KK Partizan official website. Retrieved on 2007-09-24.
  5. ^ Tim Povtak (2007-01-28). Shutting down acting school?. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  6. ^ Flopping keeps cropping up, by Doug Haller, The Arizona Republic, published March 18, 2007, retrieved April 29, 2007
  7. ^ BEST ACTOR: DIVAC IN `FLOP WARS II', by Kevin Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News, published May 22, 2002
  8. ^ a b Vlade's three-finger salute
  9. ^ Divac: Kandidovaću se za predsednika Srbije (Serbian). MONDO web portal (2007-03-08).
  10. ^ Chris Mercer (2004-12-03). Knjaz Milos auction descends into chaos. CEE-foodindustry.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  11. ^ Chris Mercer (2004-12-08). Danone pulls out of Serbian soft drink bidding race. CEE-foodindustry.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  12. ^ Georgi Mitev-Shantek (2006-07-06). NBA ace Vlade Divac slam dunks the Serbian government. Southeast European Times. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  13. ^ Lj. Malešević (2006-07-21). Vukčević: Dijaspora će zapamtiti kako je prošao Divac (Serbian). Dnevnik (Novi Sad). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  14. ^ 'You are insulting me while you have debts'. Blic (2007-10-31). Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  15. ^ Government to intervene in Voda Voda feud. B92 (2007-11-02). Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  16. ^ About us. Divac's Children Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  17. ^ a b Divac Creates New Team With “You Can Too” Campaign. NBA.com (2007-09-22). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  18. ^ Divac za 7.850 izbeglica (Serbian). B92 (2007-09-23). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  19. ^ Spektakularni oproštaj Divca (Serbian). B92 (2007-09-23). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  20. ^ Deca loših muzičara pevaju za Divca!. Kurir (2007-09-22). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  21. ^ Vlade Divac Internet Movie Database Inc. biography, retrieved April 29, 2007
  22. ^ Vlade Divac's Private War, by Rick Reilly, CNN/SI, published May 25, 1999, retrieved April 29, 2007

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