2016 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame inducted

 2016 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame
2016 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame (from left to right): Juan Antonio San Epifanio (Spain); Pablo Tortella (grandson) and Silvia Canavesi (daughter) attending on behalf of Jorge Canavesi (Argentina); Panagiotis Fasoulas (Greece); Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria/USA); FIBA President Horacio Muratore (Argentina); David J. Stern (USA); Manuel Raga (Mexico); Michele Timms (Australia).

The 2016 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame was inducted on Saturday night at the House of Basketball, FIBA’s headquarters on the outskirts of Geneva.

Seven world class basketball personalities were enshrined in a ceremony held in the Naismith Arena, FIBA’s exhibition space named after the inventor of basketball.

The 2016 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame consists of:

PLAYERS
Panagiotis Fasoulas (Greece)
Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria/USA)
Manuel Raga (Mexico)
Juan Antonio San Epifanio (Spain)
Michele Timms (Australia)

COACH
Jorge Canavesi (Argentina)

CONTRIBUTOR
David J. Stern (USA)

FIBA President Horacio Muratore said: “We are very proud to welcome all of these great basketball personalities into FIBA’s Hall of Fame. Their contributions on and off the court have helped impact our sport in the most positive way imaginable. Through their achievements, dedication and countless efforts, they have also assisted basketball’s growth across the globe. Congratulations to them all for receiving this
well-deserved honour.”

About the FIBA Hall of Fame
The primary goal of the FIBA Hall of Fame (http://halloffame.fiba.com) is to reflect the history of the sport and its personalities. The key criterion for selection into the FIBA Hall of Fame is outstanding achievement at the international level and contribution to the development of basketball.

The FIBA Hall of Fame was officially inaugurated on 1 March 2007.

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