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Aleksander Djordjevic, Serbia
Fiba.com: "The 1995 European Championship final in Athens will go down
as one of the greatest ever. It had everything, an electric atmosphere, an
outstanding individual performance and plenty of controversy.
The final featured 2 teams that had not even played 2 years previously. Lithuania were back at the event, led by their triumvirate of stars, Sarunas Marciulionis, Rimas Kurtinaitis and Arvydas Sabonis. Yugoslavia, meanwhile, were reinstated after the politically enforced ban.
The Yugoslavs were hungry to take off from where they left world basketball in 1991, and with the likes of Aleksander Djordjevic, Zarko Paspalj, Predrag Danilovic, Zoran Savic, Dejan Bodiroga and Zeljko Rebraca, they had the personnel for the job.
The game was marked by a remarkable performance from Djordjevic, perhaps the finest in any European Championship final. The 188 cm guard torched Lithuania for 41 points on 9/12 three point shooting. Marciulionis was almost as spectacular, tallying 32 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, but it was not enough to stop Yugoslavia from winning, 96-90..."
Name: Aleksandar Đorđević
Born: August 26, 1967
Status: Retired as player, coach of Armani Jeans Milano
Origin: Belgrade, Serbia
Languages: Serbian, Spanish
Website: InterBasket & sashadjordjevic.com
Teams (jersey): Yugoslavian National Team, KK Partizan, Philips, Teamsystem, Portland Trail Blazers, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Scavolini Pesaro, Armani Jeans Milano
Ibn Notes: From Euroleague.net: Djordjevic was a winner. He led his national team to the World Championship crown in 1998, to European titles in 1991, 1995 and 1997, when he was MVP, and to an Olympic silver medal in 1996. He also won five national league titles between Partizan, Barcelona and Madrid. Djordjevic will be remembered most, however, for his full-court sprint and buzzer-beating three-pointer that gave Partizan its only Euroleague title, in 1992, by a 71-70 final score over Joventut Badalona.
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