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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.

FIBA Hall of Fame
FIBA Hall of Fame Alcobendas - 04.jpg
The exterior of the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2015.
Established1991
LocationAlcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain
TypeHall of Fame
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

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Summary of inductees and candidatesEdit

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Also elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Male playersEdit

Inductees (42)Edit

Year Inductee Nationality Pos. Achievements Ref.
2007
Alexander Belov   Russia
C
2007
Sergei Belov   Russia
SG
2007
Emiliano Rodríguez   Spain
SF
2007
Bill Russell   United States
C
2007
Radivoj Korać   Serbia
PF
2007
Krešimir Ćosić   Croatia
C
2007
Teófilo Cruz   Puerto Rico
C
2007
Dražen Dalipagić   Serbia
SF
[1]
2007
Ivo Daneu   Slovenia
PG
2007
Mirza Delibašić   Bosnia and Herzegovina
SG
1979 EuroLeague Champion
2007
Oscar Furlong   Argentina
C
2007
Nikos Galis   Greece
SG
EuroBasket 1987 champion, 4× EuroBasket All-Tournament Team (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991), 4× EuroBasket Top Scorer (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991), 8× EuroLeague Top Scorer (1986–1992, 1994), FIBA World Cup Top Scorer (1986), EuroBasket MVP (1987) [2]
2007
Fernando Martín   Spain
C/PF
2007
Pierluigi Marzorati   Italy
PG
2007
Amaury Pasos   Brazil
PF
2007
Dražen Petrović   Croatia
SG/PG
2009
Bira Maciel   Brazil
PF/C
2009
Ricardo González   Argentina
SG
2009
Oscar Robertson   United States
PG
2010
Dragan Kićanović   Serbia
SG
FIBA World Cup champion (1978), Olympic Games gold medal (1980), 3× EuroBasket (1973, 1975, 1977), EuroBasket All-Tournament Team (1979, 1981), 2× Korać Cup champion (19781979) [3]
2010
Vlade Divac   Serbia
C
FIBA World Cup champion (1990, 2002), 2× Olympic Games silver medalist (1988, 1996), 3× EuroBasket champion (1989, 1991, 1995), FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team (1990), 2× EuroBasket All-Tournament Team (1991, 1995) [4]
2010
Dino Meneghin   Italy
C
2010
Arvydas Sabonis   Lithuania
C
2010
Oscar Schmidt   Brazil
SG/SF
2013
David Robinson   United States
C
Olympic Games gold medal (1992, 1996), FIBA World Cup champion (1986)
2013
Zoran Slavnić   Serbia
PG
2013
Andrew Gaze   Australia
SG
2013
Jean-Jacques Conceição   Angola
PF
2015
Ruperto Herrera   Cuba
SG/SF
2015
Michael Jordan   United States
SG/SF
Olympic Games gold medal (1984, 1992)
2015
Šarūnas Marčiulionis   Lithuania
SG
2015
Antoine Rigaudeau   France
PG/SG
2015
Vladimir Tkachenko   Russia
C
2016
Panagiotis Fasoulas   Greece
C
EuroBasket 1987 champion, EuroBasket All-Tournament Team (1987) [5]
2016
Hakeem Olajuwon   United States
C
2016
Juan Antonio San Epifanio   Spain
SF
2016
Manuel Raga   Mexico
SG
2017
Miki Berkovich   Israel
SG
2017
Pero Cameron   New Zealand
PF/C
2017
Valdis Valters   Latvia
PG
2017
Toni Kukoč   Croatia
SF/PF
2017
Shaquille O'Neal   United States
C

Male teamsEdit

Inductees (1)Edit

Female playersEdit

Inductees (13)Edit

Year Inductee Nationality Pos. Achievements Ref.
2007
Liliana Ronchetti   Italy
SG
2007
Vanya Voynova   Bulgaria
C
2007
Uljana Semjonova   Latvia
C
2007
Hortência Marcari   Brazil
SG
2007
Ann Meyers   United States
SG
2009
Jacky Chazalon   France
PG
2010
Cheryl Miller   United States
SF/PF
2010
Natalya Zasulskaya   Russia
PF
2013
Teresa Edwards   United States
SG
2013
Paula Gonçalves   Brazil
PG
2015
Anne Donovan   United States
C
2016
Michele Timms   Australia
PG
2017
Razija Mujanović   Bosnia and Herzegovina
C

Male coachesEdit

Inductees (18)Edit

Year Inductee Nationality Achievements Ref.
2007
Antonio Díaz-Miguel   Spain
2007
Alexander Gomelsky   Russia
2007
Henry "Hank" Iba   United States
2007
Vladimir Kondrashin   Russia
2007
Aleksandar Nikolić   Serbia
2007
Giancarlo Primo   Italy
2007
Dean Smith   United States
2007
Togo Renan Soares "Kanela"   Brazil
2007
Ranko Žeravica   Serbia
2009
Pedro Ferrándiz   Spain
2009
Pete Newell   United States
2010
Evgeny Gomelsky   Russia
2010
Lindsay Gaze   Australia
2010
Mirko Novosel   Croatia
2013
John "Jack" Donohue   Canada
2013
Cesare Rubini   Italy
2016
Jorge Hugo Canavesi   Argentina
2017
Dušan Ivković   Serbia FIBA EuroBasket Champion (1989, 1991, 1995), 1990 FIBA World Championship, 2× EuroLeague Champion (1996–97, 2011–12)

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Female coachesEdit

Inductees (4)Edit

Year Inductee Nationality Achievements Ref.
2007
Lidiya Alekseyeva   Russia
2009
Kay Yow   United States
2013
Pat Summitt   United States
2015
Jan Stirling   Australia

Technical officials (referees)Edit

Inductees (14)Edit

Year Inductee Nationality Achievements Ref.
2007
Obrad Belošević   Serbia
2007
Mario Hopenhaym   Uruguay
2007
Ervin Kassai   Hungary
2007
Vladimir Kostin   Russia
2007
Allen Rae   Canada
2007
Pietro Reverberi   Italy
2007
Renato Righetto   Brazil
2009
Artenik Arabadjian   Bulgaria
2009
Marcel Pfeuti    Switzerland
2010
Jim Bain   United States
2010
Konstantinos Dimou   Greece
2013
Valentin Lazarov   Bulgaria
2013
Costas Rigas   Greece
2015
Robert Blanchard   France

ContributorsEdit

Inductees (35)Edit

The eight founding Federations of FIBA were those of Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, and Switzerland.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Hall of Fame - Drazen Dalipagic's profile". halloffame.fiba.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  2. ^ "Nikos GALIS (2007 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Dragan KIĆANOVIĆ (2010 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Vlade DIVAC (2010 Class)". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Fasoulas Inducted to FIBA Hall of Fame". The National Herald. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  6. ^ Dream Team, Shaq and Kukoc headline 2017 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame Inductees.

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