Divac, Sabonis Lead FIBA Hall of Fame
Former NBA stars Vlade Divac and Arvydas Sabonis, as well as ex-Phoenix Mercury head coach Cheryl Miller, have been named to the International Basketball Federation’s Hall of Fame batch 2010.
The FIBA announced on Friday the names of the players, coaches, and officials who will be honored this year for their achievements in international basketball, particularly in the Olympics and World Championships. FIBA president Bob Elphinston said this year’s batch of inductees “has stardom, character and countless merits for the promotion of our game.”
Joining Miller, Divac, and Sabonis, are four-time Olympian Dino Meneghin of Italy and Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt, among others.
Divac won two world titles for Yugoslavia before moving to the NBA, where he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings. Sabonis was a member of the 1988 Olympic champions Soviet Union and also played for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA. Miller, on the other hand, helped the U.S. women’s basketball team win the 1984 Olympic gold and the 1986 world championship. She is the sister of retired NBA All-Star Reggie Miller.
The batch 2010 will be enshrined into the international Hall of Fame on September 12 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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