The San Antonio Spurs have a knack for finsing foreign talent. From Tony Parker to Manu Ginobili, the Spurs are the cream oft he crop when it comes to finding foreign gems.
Unfortunately for retired Croatian center Nikola Vujcic, he could've been on the list of foreign players to wear the silver and black.
"I had an offer from the San Antonio Spurs but they ended up signing Fabricio Oberto instead. In retrospect, I didn't pursue the NBA hard enough and I'm sorry I couldn't play for San Antonio because they're an organization I'd never turn down. Coincidently, that same season they won the NBA Championship," Vujcic said.
Oberto was a nice pick up for San Antonio as he helped the team capture a title in 2007 but Vujcic would've been a nice addition.
Nikola won two Euroleague crowns (2004 and 2005) and also was a three-time Euroleague first team member (2005-07). Moreover, he also was named to the Euroleague all-decade team.
For his career he averaged 12 points and 5.4 rebounds.
Vujcic was the prototypical player San Antonio covets. He understood his role and would have done whatever it took for the team.
What do you think Spurs fans? Would Nikola been a nice addition to the team had he accepted the offer?