Pierre André Buffière (12 November 1922 – 2 October 2014) was a French basketball player and coach. He was born in Vion, Ardèche. He was awarded the Glory of Sport in 1995. He was inducted into the French Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2004.
|Born||November 12, 1922|
Vion, Ardèche, France
|Died||October 2, 2014(aged 91)|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|1970–1973||SCM Le Mans|
|1986–1987||Racing Club France|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Club playing careerEdit
National team playing careerEdit
Buffière played at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games, and at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games. At the 1948 London Olympic Games, he was a part of the senior French national team that won the silver medal. Four years later, at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, he was a member of the French team, which finished in eighth place.
Buffière had a long career as a basketball coach. As a head coach on the club level, he was a two time FIBA Korać Cup champion (1982, 1983), a six time French League champion (1950, 1952, 1955, 1975, 1977, 1983), and a three time French Cup winner (1953, 1982, 1983). He was also the head coach of the senior French national basketball team, from 1957 to 1964.