Today FIBA has confirmed the passing of FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic. He was 94 years old.
Borislav Stankovic served as FIBA's second Secretary General from 1976 to 2002 and was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He had been FIBA's Secretary General Emeritus since 2003.
FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: "On behalf of FIBA, I wish to express our deepest sympathies and pass on our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Stankovic's family, friends and loved ones. Whether as participant to the first-ever World Cup game in 1950, as organizer of the first-ever World Cup taking place in Europe (Yugoslavia, 1970) or as leader of the International Basketball Federation for a quarter of a century, Borislav Stankovic will always be one of the most important figures in the history of our sport. We are eternally grateful to him for all he did in implementing concrete changes without which FIBA would not be where it is today."
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