“Hi, it’s Michael Jordan. You have a son who will be a great basketball player and whose place is in America. “
This is the kind of conversation between the certainly world’s biggest basketball player, and according to the opinion of many people the biggest athlete in history as well, and Rusmir Musa, the father of our young basketball star Dzanan Musa.
Yes, you read this right, the legendary Michael Jordan, a man with six NBA titles, and God knows how many records and current owner of American professional team Charlotte Bobcats, expressed desire to meet the parents of our talented basketball player and thus let them know how much he appreciates the potential of our 17- year old player from Bihac!
Sejo Bukva, the former representative of BiH, explained this fascinating story saying that best cadet of Europe, the leader of our team that won the European title in the category up to 17 years last year, besides many major European clubs, attracted the attention of the American university teams, including North Carolina, where Jordan began his careers as well…
“The coach of Carolina, Roy Williams, announced that he wants to talk with Dzanan’s parents via Skype. When they received the call, he revealed that his friend wants to meet them, and when Jordan spoke to them, everyone went silent, they could not believe what was happening,” said Bukva.
According to him, one US agency would be willing to pay compensation to Cedevita, after which Dzanan would become a student and player of North Carolina, which would serve him as a springboard for the transition to NBA professionals.
“It was mentioned in the conversation that Dzanan could be the first choice of the NBA draft, so that is how much his potential is appreciated in USA,” said Bukva, adding that Jordan’s words have enormous weight.
“Dzanan will sign the first professional contract of his career soon. There are many clubs interested, but Cedevita has priority. Of course, all negotiations will go through Dzanan’s manager,” said Bukva.
When it comes to European club, the biggest candidates for bringing Musa are Spanish Barcelona and Turkish Fenerbahce.