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Croatian Toni Kukoč to be Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Toni Kukoč (Photo: Getty Images)

Croatian basketball legend Toni Kukoč is to be inducted into the FIBA international basketball Hall of Fame.

Kukoč joins The Dream Team and Shaquille O’Neal as headlines in the FIBA international basketball Hall of Fame inductees for 2017, announced on Wednesday.

A ceremony will take place on 30 September 2017 at FIBA headquarters in Switzerland.

Kukoč was one of the first established European stars to play in the NBA, winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1996 and 3 NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.

Toni Kukoč

He won a number of accolades throughout his impressive career, including being a 3-time Croatian Sportsman of the Year, FIBA World Championship MVP, 4-time Mister Europa Player of the Year and a double Olympic silver medalist.

FIBA Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

TEAM
Dream Team (USA)

PLAYERS
Mickey Berkowitz (Israel)
Pero Cameron (New Zealand)
Toni Kukoč (Croatia)
Razija Mujanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Shaquille O’Neal (USA)
Valdis Valters (Latvia)

COACH
Dusan Ivkovic (Serbia)

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