With profound sadness, FIBA confirmed that FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic passed away today. He was 94 years old.
Stankovic served as FIBA Secretary General between 1976 and 2002 being also a member of the International Olympic Committee. He was FIBA Secretary General Emiritus since 2003.
“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,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
“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.”