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|Date Of Birth||February 3, 1968|
|Fact||Was the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round draft pick in 1989.|
Vlade Divac is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player who was most recently the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Sacramento Kings. He was also a member of the Serbian national team. Divac spent most of his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was known for his passing, rebounding, and shot-blocking abilities. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.
Divac was born on February 3, 1968, in Prijepolje, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). His parents were Bosiljka (née Jovanović) and Vladan Divac. He has two older brothers, Igor and Predrag, and a younger sister, Jelena. His father was a coach and his mother was a schoolteacher. Divac began playing basketball at age seven. He grew up idolizing Yugoslavian star Dražen Petrović.
Divac was 16 when he began playing professionally for KK Partizan of the Yugoslav First Federal League, the top-tier level of competition in Yugoslavia. He played for Partizan for four seasons, winning the Yugoslavian national championship in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, Divac was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA draft with the 26th overall pick, becoming the first Yugoslav to be drafted into the NBA.
Divac spent eight seasons with the Lakers, helping them to the NBA Finals in 1991 and 2000. He averaged 11.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game during his time with the Lakers. In 1996, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He signed with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent in 1996 and spent four seasons with the team. In 2000, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings. He played for the Kings for seven seasons, retiring in 2005.
In 2010, Divac returned to the NBA as a special advisor to then-Kings general manager Geoff Petrie. In 2015, he became the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Kings. He held that position until 2020, when he stepped down to become a special advisor to Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé.
Divac has also been active with FIBA, serving as the president of Serbia’s Olympic Committee from 2009 to 2013 and as a member of FIBA’s Central Board from 2010 to 2014. He was also a member of Serbia’s national team, winning a silver medal at the 1990 FIBA World Championship and a bronze medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.
Divac married Ana in 2005. They have three children: sons Luka and Mateo, and daughter Natalija.
In October 2019, it was announced that Divac would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was officially inducted in September 2020.
|Full Name||Vlade Divac|
|Date Of Birth||February 3, 1968|
|Profession||Basketball player, Actor|
|Children||Petra Divac, Matija Alexander Divac, Luka Andrej Divac|
|Parents||Radmila Divac, Milenko Divac|
|Siblings||Ivica Divac, Boris Divac|
|Awards||NBA All-Rookie Team, National Basketball Association Awards - J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, Award of Olympic Committee of Serbia - IOC Trophy|
|Movies||We Are Not Angels 3: Rock & Roll Strike Back, Juwanna Mann, Trabbi Goes to Hollywood, Driving Me Crazy|
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|1||(July 20) Agreed to a 2-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. |
|2||(September 15) Told the Serbian newspaper Blic Daily that he was retiring. Divac averaged 11.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in 15 NBA seasons. |
|3||Center for the Sacramento Kings [October 2000]|
|4||Center for the Sacramento Kings |
|5||His wedding was attended by over 1000 people and broadcast live throughout Yugoslavia.|
|6||"The Sex Strike," a play written by his wife, was staged at the Stages Theater Center in Los Angeles (October 2002)|
|7||Children: sons Luka Andrej and Matija Alexander; daughter Petra (adopted).|
|8||Traded by Los Angeles to Charlotte for draft rights to Kobe Bryant.|
|9||Was the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round draft pick in 1989.|
|A3 - Rock'n'Roll uzvraca udarac||2006||Pretpostavljeni|
|Crni Gruja||2003||TV Series||Vampir Toza|
|Juwanna Mann||2002||Beat Player Morse|
|Driving Me Crazy||2000||TV Movie||Viglione, Gene|
|Space Jam||1996||Vlade Divac|
|Eddie||1996||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Coach||1992||TV Series||Delivery Man|
|Rachel Gunn, R.N.||1992||TV Series|
|Driving Me Crazy||1991||Yugo Boss|
|One in a Billion||2016||Documentary||Himself|
|Svetislav Pesic, More Than a Coach||2015||Documentary||Player|
|Ostvari svoj san||2013||Documentary short||Himself|
|Santo, Sam and Ed's Sports Fever!||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|The Weight of Chains||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|30 for 30||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Crossover||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|2001 NBA All-Star Game||2001||TV Special||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1995-1999||TV Series||Himself|
|Larry King Live||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|The Sport Jerks||1998||TV Series||Himself|
|The Stephanie Miller Show||1995||TV Series||Himself|
|In Living Color||1994||TV Series||Himself|
|Married with Children||1993||TV Series||Himself|
|Good Sports||1991||TV Series||Himself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||1990||TV Series||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2016||TV Series||Himself - Sacramento Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia