Wednesday , 19 June 2024

IOC Honorary Member Borislav Stankovic passed away

Legendary IOC Honorary Member Borislav Stankovic passed away at the age of 94 in his home at Belgrade, Serbia. His enormous contribution to basketball throughout his life was well-recognized and included his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction in 1991.

As FIBA’s Secretary General in 1989, he laid the foundations for NBA players to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time by adjusting FIBA’s rules. As a result, the Dream Team appeared and ultimately conquered gold in Barcelona. Apart from being FIBA’s Secretary General between 1976 and 2002, Stankovic further served basketball as a member of the International Olympic Committee, the Yugoslav Basketball Committee, and the Board of Trustees at the Basketball Hall of Fame. As a player was included among the founding Crvena Zvezda members back in 1946, also competed for Zeleznicar and Partizan, and was on the Yugoslav senior team for five years. After retiring, he went on to coach OKK Beograd and Cantu.

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