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Borislav Stanković

Secretary General of FIBA

Died when: 94 years 255 days (1136 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Borislav Stanković

Borislav "Bora" Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Борислав "Бора" Станковић; 9 July 1925 – 20 March 2020) was a Serbian basketball player and coach, as well as a longtime administrator in the sport's various governing bodies, including FIBA and the International Olympic Committee.

He played 36 games for the Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally.While he was FIBA's Secretary General, Stanković pushed for FIBA to allow players from the NBA to compete at the Summer Olympics.

In 1989, he introduced a resolution to change FIBA rules to allow players from the NBA to compete, and the subsequent vote passed 56-13.

This led to the formation of the United States' Dream Team that won gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

For his contributions to the game of basketball, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.He was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, and the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

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