Ivo "Ivan" Mrázek (18 January 1926 – 4 April 2019) was a Czech professional basketball player and coach. At 5'7 ​12" (1.71 m) tall, he was a point guard. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players, in 1991.

Ivan Mrázek
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Ivo “Ivan” Mrázek in 2014
Personal information
Born(1926-01-18)18 January 1926
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Died4 April 2019(2019-04-04) (aged 93)
Listed height5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
Playing career1946–1957
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1957–1970
Career history
As player:
As coach:
1960, 1963Czechoslovakia
1969–1970Petrarca Padova
Career highlights and awards
As player

As head coach

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

In his club career, Mrázek won 6 Czechoslovak League championships (1947, 1948 2×, 1949, 1950, 1951).

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.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

In his head basketball coaching career, Mrázek was a 6 time Czechoslovak League champion (1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968).

Personal lifeEdit

Mrázek was born named Ivo, but he was called Ivan by many, including his mother.[2] Mrázek died on 4 April 2019. He was 93 years old.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ivan Mrázek Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Doskočil zlatou medaili. Díky prsti z popraviště". 3 March 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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