Savo signs guaranteed contract with NBA's Nuggets
By Danny Cup Choy
Thursday, July 11 2002
The "Where's Savo" tour has finally come to a halt in Denver, Colorado. In the past few weeks, we have wondered where Savo would get drafted. After he was passed over, our next curiosity was his choice between Italy or an NBA tryout with an unknown team. All of this uncertainty is now over, as Predrag Savovic has signed a guaranteed contract with the rebuilding Denver Nuggets for the league minimum.
Savovic will join his new team in Utah for their summer league next week. All Savo wanted was a chance to show that he belongs, and now he will be able to do that. He figures to be a nice added bonus to a team that has a completely different look from year's past.
"His NBA dream is going to come true," Savovic's agent Marc Cornstein told ESPN.com.
"We're thrilled for him," Coach Riley Wallace told ESPN's Andy Katz. "This will really help us with the NBA."
Savovic becomes the second University of Hawaii basketball player in the NBA, joining former Rainbow Warrior Anthony Carter of the Miami Heat.