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Monday, March 4th, 2013

FORMER CHICAGO BULLS SUPERSTAR TONI KUKOC TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON COMCAST SPORTSNET’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”

“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Luke Stuckmeyer & featuring Toni Kukoc to debut Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 PM 

CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips

Chicago, IL (March 4, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.

Debuting Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 PM, Comcast SportsNet’s Luke Stuckmeyer hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Croatian basketball legend & three-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls TONI KUKOC.  Kukoc, who spent 13 seasons in the NBA (six with the Bulls) and was the recipient of the NBA’s “Sixth Man” award in 1996, discusses everything from playing against the ’92 Olympics “Dream Team,” proving himself to Bulls teammates Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen, his infamous playoff buzzer-beater against the Knicks in ’94 and much more.

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV.  Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet.  Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Toni Kukoc on the following dates/times: Wed, Mar. 13 at 8pm – Fri, Mar. 15 at 9am & 1:30am – Sun, Mar. 17 at 6pm – Wed, Mar. 20 at 8pm – Tue, Mar. 26 at 9am & Sat, Mar. 30 at 12pm. (Schedule subject to change)

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Toni Kukoc presented by Cadillac premiering Sunday, March 10 on Comcast SportsNet:

KUKOC on the importance of representing his home country of Croatia:

“I knew that by playing basketball, I actually represented the country.  I’m an ambassador of Croatia as a country and in that way, put the word of the Croatian people out there.”

KUKOC on his Team Croatia facing Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen’s “Dream Team” in the ’92 Olympics:

“I don’t think there was a team that could hang with Dream Team.  They just had so much talent, so much knowledge, basketball knowledge…we knew it would be hard (for Team Croatia), but obviously that team would make the game interesting.”

KUKOC on proving himself to Jordan & Pippen as a Bulls teammate:

“They probably were looking to see how tough, how good of a basketball player mentally, physically, emotionally and every way I can be, and if I could actually help them here or not.”

KUKOC on hitting numerous buzzer-beater shots, including his Game 3 winner vs. NY in the ’94 Playoffs:

“The whole point in my head was ‘get that ball & shoot’…and I had a feeling that all the shots that I was hitting, that I was shooting, they were going to go in.”

KUKOC on his pioneering contributions to the NBA’s international player explosion:

“When we see each other, I’m talking from (Arvydas) Sabonis, Dino Radja, (Vlade) Divac, a couple of other guys, we do feel like pioneers…that we came here and kind of discovered the NBA, to actually put the European players on the map of basketball.”

 

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