Zan Tabak

Žan Tabak Profile

Name: Zan Tabak (zhawn ta-BOK)
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Born: June 15, 1970
Status: Retired
Origin: Split, Croatia
Height: 7-0/2,13m
Weight: 249lbs/115kg
Schools: N/A
Drafted: 1991, Second Round, 51st overall pick by the Houston Rockets
Languages: Croatian, Italian, Spanish, English
Website InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Croatian National Team (10), Jugoplastika, KK Split, Recoaro Milano, Baker Livorno, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics (55), Indiana Pacers (55), Unicaja Malaga
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From Nba.com: In 1992 Tabak played on the silver medal-winning Croatian national team at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, a team that also included Drazen Petrovic, Toni Kukoc and Dino Radja. The following season Tabak moved to the Livorno club in Italy’s Lega A, where he averaged 15.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest. Signed by Milano for the 1993-94 season, Tabak finished among the league leaders in field goal percentage, rebounds and blocked shots. He averaged 15.5 points and 10.3 rebounds while shooting .621 from the floor. Tabak finally joined Houston for the 1994-95 season. A strong inside force with a soft shooting touch, he saw limited action during his rookie campaign due to the presence of Olajuwon. At season’s end, the Rockets left him unprotected in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft and he was picked up by the Toronto Raptors. He was the opening night center for the expansion Raptors and went on to appear in 67 games, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game and shooting .543 from the field. Injuries limited him to just 13 games in 1996-97. He split the following season between Toronto and Boston, moving to the Celtics along with Kenny Anderson and Popeye Jones in exchange for Chauncey Billups, Dee Brown, Roy Rogers and John Thomas on February 18, 1998. He played in a total of 57 games for the two teams, making 34 starts, and averaged 5.4 ppg.

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