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Kresimir Cosic

  • Birth 26 Nov 1948 Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, City of Zagreb (Grad Zagreb), Croatia
  • Death 25 Mar 1995 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, City of Zagreb (Grad Zagreb), Croatia
  • Memorial ID 7192711

Professional Basketabll Player. He was the first foreign player to earn All-America honors by United Press Internatio, garnering them in 1972 and 1973. He played for Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1973. After his college career, he rejected several pro offers and returned home to Croatia. He played in four Olympic Games (1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980) and guided his team to the Gold Medal in 1980. He had previously led the former Yugoslavia to a pair of World Championship gold medals in 1970 and 1978. Following his playing days, he turned his talents to coaching, and led the former Yugoslavian team to a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. In the years following basketball he worked in the Croatian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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  • Originally Created by: Jelena
  • Added: 18 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7192711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kresimir Cosic (26 Nov 1948–25 Mar 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7192711, citing Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, City of Zagreb (Grad Zagreb), Croatia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .