I have read on some sites that he was of Croatian descent, does anyone know for sure what he was?
Someone told me his mother was Polish.
I remember that Rudy Tomjanovich
, who is of Croatian descent, once said that he had played against Maravich, who asked him whether Tomjanovich is a Serb or a Croat. After getting the answer, Maravich just said something like: "I am a Serb and I'll destroy you on the court"
. Tomjanovich told this in an interview to the Serbian journalists as an anecdote, when he was visiting Serbia a few years ago, I'll try to find the exact quote somewhere.————→Vitriden
00:59, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Don't know about the above story but I did recently read an article in the Croatian press that Tomljanovic gave when he was there a few years ago. In it is stated that when Tomljanovich met Maravich, Maravich asked whether Tomjanovich "What are you, a Serb or a Croat?" To which Tomljanovich said he responded that he thought he was a Croat. In response to this, Maravich said: "Well then, I don't think the two of us can be friends".
Tomljanovich said that despite this, later the two were acquaintances. See: Mislio sam da sam Poljak dok mi roditelji nisu rekli sa smo Hrvati (Revija) – NACIONAL
-- 30 June 2007