Brooklyn Nets to play in Croatia to honor Drazen Petrovic? Team Denies European reports.

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Websites in Europe are reporting that the Nets may travel to Zagreb, Croatia, in October to honor the memory of Hall of Famer Drazen Petrovic, who died in an auto accident on a German autobahn 20 years ago this June. The game would be at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Hall, home of a memorial and museum.

Nets officials deny any knowledge of such plans, however.

Croatia Week reports a decision will be based on whether there is enough interest. "A match up in October at Zagreb’s Arena has been branded around as a potential date, making it the first time an NBA team has played in Croatia," the website reported. The Nets would play Cibona, the team Petrovic led to two Euroleague titles, according to the report.

Mikhail Prokhorov told NetsDaily last April that he hoped to bring the Nets to Russia for part of training camp next fall although there's been no details reported since then. Danko Cvjeticanin, the Nets international scout, was a teammate of Petrovic's at Cibona.

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