FIBA Hall of Fame
The FIBA Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, and administrators, who have greatly contributed to international competitive basketball. It was established by FIBA, in 1991. It includes the "Samaranch Library", the largest basketball library in the world, that as of 2007, had over 10,000 basketball books, and 950 magazines, from over 65 countries. The FIBA Hall of Fame building is a basketball museum built in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain, by the Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation.
The exterior of the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2015.
|Location||Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain|
|Type||Hall of Fame|
Initially, induction ceremonies occurred every two years, with the first one taking place in 2007. The pattern was interrupted in 2010, when a class was inducted on the day of the 2010 FIBA World Championship's Final in Istanbul. After that, no induction took place until 2013, with a class announced in May of that year, with induction taking place on 19 June. The next induction class was in 2015, and after that, more classes were inducted in each successive year.
Summary of inductees and candidatesEdit
|Also elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Ann Meyers||United States|
|Cheryl Miller||United States|
|Teresa Edwards||United States|
|Anne Donovan||United States|
|Razija Mujanović||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Henry "Hank" Iba||United States|
|Dean Smith||United States|
|Togo Renan Soares "Kanela"||Brazil|
|Pete Newell||United States|
|John "Jack" Donohue||Canada|
|Jorge Hugo Canavesi||Argentina|
|Dušan Ivković||Serbia||3× FIBA EuroBasket Champion (1989, 1991, 1995), 1990 FIBA World Championship, 2× EuroLeague Champion (1996–97, 2011–12)|
- Newell was born in Canada but became a U.S. citizen as a young adult and made his coaching mark in the U.S.
- In addition, Newell is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, as a contributor, not as a coach.
|Kay Yow||United States|
|Pat Summitt||United States|
Technical officials (referees)Edit
|Jim Bain||United States|
- Serbia: Nebojša Popović, Borislav Stanković, Radomir Šaper
- Spain: Anselmo López, Raimundo Saporta, Ernesto Segura de Luna, Juan Antonio Samaranch
- USA: Willard N. Greim, George Killian, Edward S. Steitz, David Stern
- Italy: Decio Scuri, Aldo Vitale
- Brazil: Antonio dos Reis Carneiro, José Claudio Dos Reis
- Egypt: Abdel Azim Ashry, Abdel Moneim Wahby
- Russia: Nikolai Semashko
- France: Robert Busnel
- UK: Renato William Jones
- Turkey: Turgut Atakol
- Poland: Marian Kozłowski
- Hungary: Ferenc Hepp
- Austria: August Pitzl
- Switzerland: Léon Bouffard
- Canada: James Naismith
- Peru: Eduardo Airaldi Rivarola
- Philippines: Dionisio "Chito" Calvo
- Japan: Yoshimi Ueda
- South Korea: Yoon Duk-Joo
- Australia: Al Ramsay
- Argentina: Luis Martín
- Germany: Hans-Joachim Otto
- Senegal: Abdoulaye Sèye Moreau
- Israel: Noah Klieger
- FIBA Order of Merit
- FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
- List of members of the FIBA Hall of Fame
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- College Basketball Hall of Fame
- Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
- French Basketball Hall of Fame
- Italian Basketball Hall of Fame
- Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame
- Australian Basketball Hall of Fame
- Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Fame
- "FIBA Hall of Fame - Drazen Dalipagic's profile". halloffame.fiba.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
- "Nikos GALIS (2007 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "Dragan KIĆANOVIĆ (2010 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "Vlade DIVAC (2010 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Fasoulas Inducted to FIBA Hall of Fame". The National Herald. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- Dream Team, Shaq and Kukoc headline 2017 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame Inductees.