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AIN’T NO JOKE: This is how ex-Croatian NT coach Josip Vrankovic’s report to CBF should look like

“This team has nothing to do with basketball. It’s giving up size, speed and skill to almost every opponent. It’s a complete mess out there. Somebody here is pretending to be someone just to cover up for something what is going on behind this team.” – Independent international scouting expert   First of all the […]

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SIGN THE PETITION: Croatian Basketball Federation President Danko Radic should offer his resignation

November 26th 2009 – it was on this occasion that CBF “Big Boss” Radic introduced his sudden protege “Joke” Vrankovic as the new Croatian NT head coach. No one from CroHoops.com staff was asked to attend this suspicious & shady event.     Underachievement is an understatement. In the recent 2011 EuroBasket competition, the Croatian […]

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Croatian NT head coach Josip Vrankovic cites contract expiration to avoid immediate resignation

    Coach V era is finally over. We will save our advice for someone else. Any coach could have done better job than “Joke” with the staff he had on his disposal.   With today’s Croatian NT 74:69 expected defeat from Greece, which means elimination from 2011 EuroBasket before even reaching quarterfinal stage, Croatian […]

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EUROBASKET, DAY 5: Bosnia takes advantage of Croatian inability to execute on the both ends

  The day after torching Montenegro for 26 points Ante Tomic was again phenomenal. He scored 23 points in 26 minutes vs Bosnia and Herzegovina on variety of hook shots and post-up moves.   However Tomic was THE ONLY bright spot on Croatian NT (2-2) which posted a relatively unexpected 80:92 loss to Bosnia and […]

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EUROBASKET, DAY 4: Ante Tomic scores 26 points to pace Croatia in 87:81 win vs Montenegro

  Despite yesterday’s CroHoops.com advice Croatian NT head coach decided to rally mainly on undersized backcourt of Dontaye Draper and Marko Popovic. The risk paid it self off in this one.   Popovic (23, points, 7-10 threes) and Draper (12 assists/0 turnovers) as a part of the “smallball” line-up Draper-Popovic-Simon-Markota-Tomic ultimately orchestrated Croatia to it’s […]

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