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Europeans Amongst New Inductees

28 May 2013
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Zoran Slavnic (#15) pictured here with Red Star Belgrade in the 1971-72. In this season - and also back in 1972 - Slavnic was crowned a national champion
Zoran Slavnic (#15) pictured here with Red Star Belgrade in 1971-72. In this season - and also back in 1972 - Slavnic was crowned a national champion

Five Europeans have been included in the 2013 list of inductees to the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Former Serbian player Zoran Slavnic has made the list alongside Italian coach, the late Cesare Rubini; technical officials Valentin Lazarov from Bulgaria and Costas Rigas from Greece; and contributor to the sport Aldo Vitale of Italy.

The five Europeans will be joined by players Jean-Jacques Conceiçao of Angola, Teresa Edwards and David Robinson of USA, Andrew Gaze of Australia and Brazilian Paula Gonçalves; and coaches Pat Summitt of the USA and the late John ‘Jack' Donohue of Canada.

The enshrinement ceremony for the 2013 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame will be held in the Naismith Arena on 19 June, an exhibition and event area on the ground floor of the House of Basketball, Mies, Switzerland.

"The 2013 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame is truly a special one," said FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann.

"These are great personalities who have experienced great success on and off the court, but who also stand out for the character they have shown and for the countless efforts they have made to help promote our sport.

 

 

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