Borislav Stanković is confirmed dead at the age of 94.
Borislav was best known as a Serbian Hall of Fame basketball player (Partizan) and coach (OKK Beograd.
RT @FIBA_media: It is with profound sadness that FIBA confirmed the passing of FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic.…
RT @FIBA_media: It is with profound sadness that FIBA confirmed the passing of FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic.…
RT @FIBA_media: It is with profound sadness that FIBA confirmed the passing of FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic.…
FIBA Press Release - March 20, 2020: FIBA mourns the passing of Secretary General Emeritius Borislav Stankovic:
It is with profound sadness that FIBA confirmed the passing of FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic.…
RT @JeffreyNTaylor: FIBA mourns the passing of Secretary General Emeritius Borislav Stankovic
FIBA mourns the passing of Secretary General Emeritius Borislav Stankovic
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Borislav Stankovic, one of the titans of world basketball, has died at the age of 94
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Borislav Stanković
Борислав Станковић
Borislav Bora Stanković.jpg
2nd Secretary General of FIBA
In office
1 January 1976 – 1 January 2003
Preceded byWilliam Jones
Succeeded byPatrick Baumann
Personal details
Born (1925-07-09) 9 July 1925 (age 94)
Bihać, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
NationalitySerbian
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
Nickname(s)Bora (Serbian Cyrillic: Бора),
Boris (Борис)
Basketball career
Career information
Playing career1946–1953
PositionCenter
Number15, 4
Coaching career1950–1970
Career history
As player:
1946–1948Crvena Zvezda
1948–1950Železničar Belgrade
1950–1953Partizan
As coach:
1950–1953Partizan
1953–1962OKK Belgrade
1964–1965OKK Belgrade
1966–1969Cantù
1969–1970OKK Belgrade
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

As executive:

Basketball Hall of Fame
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
FIBA Hall of Fame as coach
Borislav "Bora" Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Борислав "Бора" Станковић; born 9 July 1925) is a Serbian former 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 represented the senior Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally. For his contributions to the game of basketball, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. Stanković was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. He is most known for allowing players from the NBA to compete at the Summer Olympics, after he changed FIBA's rules to allow players from the NBA to compete, while he was FIBA's Secretary General in 1989.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Personal life
3 In popular culture
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Biography
Simultaneous to his studies, Stanković played professionally for Crvena zvezda (1946–1948), Železničar Beograd (1948–1950), and Partizan (1950–1953), and was on the senior Yugoslav national basketball team for five years, in the early 1950s. After he retired from the game, he coached OKK Beograd for ten consecutive seasons (1953–1963), and for a season in 1965. He then moved on to the Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù, spending three seasons as its head coach (1966–1969).
Throughout his lengthy involvement with basketball, Stanković has served or been a part of the following organizations: Yugoslav Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, and the Board of Trustees at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and he's best remembered for his tenure as FIBA's Secretary General, from 1976 to 2002.
Stanković was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Many observers feel it was Borislav Stanković who most encouraged foreign basketball players to apply their trade in the NBA. Other than Serbian, he fluently speaks six other languages, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991, as a contributor. In 2007, he was enshrined as a contributor into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
FIBA has named the annual international basketball cup "FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' Cup", after him.
In his book "Dream Team – How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever" (2012), American novelist and sportswriter Jack McCallum, praises Stanković (incorrectly referred to him as Boris) for his role in allowing NBA pros to compete for their national teams in the Summer Olympics, and later in the Basketball World Cups organized by FIBA.
Personal life
Stanković was born in Bihać, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Early in his life he moved to Novi Sad, and then to the Syrmian town of Ledinci, during World War II. After the war, Stanković went to Belgrade, where he graduated from the University of Belgrade, with a degree in veterinary medicine. In 1966, he pledged his efforts to basketball full-time, ending a 10-year career as a veterinary inspector for meat control in Belgrade.
Stanković has one daughter, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren.
In popular culture
Stanković is portrayed by Aleksandar Radojičić in the 2015 Serbian sports drama We Will Be the World Champions and the 2016 Serbian TV series The World Champions.
See also
Radomir Šaper
Aleksandar Nikolić
Nebojša Popović
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