The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the list of 11 inductees for the FIBA Hall of Fame Class of 2009. It includes legendary coaches Kay Yow and Pete Newell, as well as Olympic gold medalist Oscar Robertson.
Yow led USA basketball teams to gold medal showings in the 1986 Goodwill Games, 1986 World Championship and the 1988 Olympics, while Newell coached Roberston and the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team to a flawless 8-0 record and the gold medal.
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FIBA – 2009 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame Announced
GENEVA (FIBA Hall of Fame) – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced today the list of 11 inductees for the 2009 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Mr. Artenik ARABADJIAN
Ms. Jacky CHAZALON
Mr. Pedro FERRÃNDIZ
Mr. Ricardo GONZÃLEZ
Mr. Al RAMSAY
Mr. Oscar ROBERTSON
2009 PHOSTUMOUS INDUCTEES:
Mr. Luis MARTÃN
Mr. Pete NEWELL
Mr. Ubiratan PEREIRA
Mr. Marcel PFEUTI
Ms. Kay YOW
The complete biographical sketches of the 11 above-mentioned 2009 inductees into the FIBA Hall of Fame will soon appear on www.halloffame.fiba.com.
The official enshrinement ceremony of the 2009 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame will take place on 20th September in Katowice (Poland), coinciding with the Finals of the 2009 EuroBasket, and on 22nd September in the FIBA Hall of Fame located in Alcobendas (Madrid, Spain). All inductees except Mr. Ramsay will be personally present in Katowice and Alcobendas/Madrid.