The former FIBA Secretary General dies, and the Si Cup is named after him

The former FIBA Secretary General dies, and the Si Cup is named after him

The former FIBA Secretary General dies, and the “Si Cup” is named after him
The Serbian Basketball Association confirmed the news of the death of Stankovic on official social media.Network screenshot On March 20, according to European media reports, former FIBA Secretary-General Stan Stankovic died at his home in Belgrade, Serbia, and then the Serbian Basketball Association confirmed the news on official social media.Stankovic was 95 years old.Stankovic is one of the founders of basketball in the former Yugoslavia. He has won countless honors in China both in the player era and coaching career.In 1976, Stankovic was elected Secretary-General of the FIBA, and began serving as a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1988. In 2002, Stankovic stepped down as Secretary-General of the FIBA. In his lifetime, he was the honorary chairman of the Serbian Basketball Association and the FIBAHonorary Secretary.During Stankovic’s role as Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation and member of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympics allowed professional basketball players to participate for the first time.It is precisely because of the efforts of Stankovic that many NBA stars have been able to make their appearance in the Olympic stadium. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, the American “Dream Team” led by Jordan shocked the world.In 1991, Stankovic was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In the same year, he began to promote the establishment of the FIBA Basketball Hall of Fame.Within the FIBA, the Secretary-General ‘s primary task is to ensure that the international basketball game and the Olympic basketball game run smoothly, and it plays a decisive role.Since the establishment of FIBA in 1932, there are only four secretary-generals. Stankovic is the second secretary-general and an important contributor to the development of international basketball.In October 2018, the third FIBA Secretary-General Bob passed away due to blood pressure, the current Secretary-General is the Greek Zagoris.For Chinese fans, everyone may know very little about Stankovic’s own experience and contribution, but he is very familiar with the name.In 2005, the Stankovic Cup Intercontinental Basketball Champions Cup launched by the FIBA Honorary Chairman Cheng Wanqi started the game. In recognition of Stankovic ‘s contribution to the development of international basketball, he named the event in his name.It is the “Si Cup” brought by everyone. It has been held for 15 consecutive years.Sauna, Ye Wang Xu Bangyin editor Han Shuangming proofread Zhao Lin