Professional basketball forward from Yugoslavia best known to NBA fans for his stints with teams like the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets. He won the Italian Championship and the Italian Supercup with Pallacanestro Treviso in 2002.
He started his professional basketball career with the Euroleague team Olimpija Ljubljana. He would go on to be drafted by the Rockets in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft.
He represented Slovenia at the 2006 and 2010 FIBA World Championships.
He has daughters named Tara and Ajda.
He and Yao Ming were both foreign-born players taken in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft.