As it was officially announced today, Maccabi Tel-Aviv president, Shimon Mizrahi, became EuroLeague Basketball Legend.

The celebration of Mizrahi’s accomplishments marks the eighth time the Euroleague Basketball Legend distinction has been awarded.

Mizrahi joins legendary former coach Dusan Ivkovic and former superstar players Dimitris Diamantidis, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Juan Carlos Navarro, Theodoros Papaloukas, Ramunas Siskauskas and Mirsad Turkcan on the exclusive list of Euroleague Basketball Legends. Two of those legends, Jasikevicius and Papaloukas, were signed by Mizrahi and played for Maccabi during their careers.

The 79-year-old Mizrahi is serving in his 50th season on the Maccabi board. Under his stewardship, the club has become a classic on the world basketball stage. Chief among Mizrahi’s many impressive accomplishments with Maccabi are the team’s 14 appearances in the EuroLeague championship game and continental titles in 1977, 1981, 2004, 2005 and 2014.