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Ivo "Ivan" Mrázek (18 January 1926 – 4 April 2019) was a Czech professional basketball player and coach. At 5'7 1⁄2" (1.71 m) tall, he was a point guard. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players, in 1991.
Ivo “Ivan” Mrázek in 2014
|Born||18 January 1926|
|Died||4 April 2019(aged 93)|
|Listed height||5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)|
|Listed weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach
National team careerEdit
Mrázek helped lead the senior Czechoslovakia national team to a EuroBasket gold medal at the EuroBasket 1946, as well as to three EuroBasket silver medals, in 1947, 1951, and 1955. Mrázek was the MVP and top scorer of EuroBasket 1951. He also represented Czechoslovakia in two Summer Olympic Games, in 1948 and 1952.
Mrázek was born named Ivo, but he was called Ivan by many, including his mother. Mrázek died on 4 April 2019. He was 93 years old.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ivan Mrázek Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "Doskočil zlatou medaili. Díky prsti z popraviště". 3 March 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
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