FIBA Hall of Fame
For those who made the game
The idea for a place to preserve and celebrate the heritage of international basketball can be attributed to Pedro Ferrãndiz, who in 1990 approached the then FIBA Secretary General Borislav Stankovic for support.
A foundation and museum were created in Alcobendas, Spain, gathering thousands of basketball-related books, photographs, artwork, memorabilia and objects.
In 1999, Mr. Ferrãndiz suggested the creation of a FIBA Hall of Fame to celebrate the history and legacy of basketball and its protagonists.
"The Hall of Fame represents a monument to the members of the basketball family." - Pedro Ferrãndiz, ‘Father’ of the FIBA Hall of Fame
With the idea being approved by FIBA's Central Board in 2001, work began on coming up with a set of regulations and the selection process.
Induction into the FIBA Hall of Fame would reward outstanding achievement with the sport or extraordinary dedication and service to international basketball.
Four categories were decided on, with awards being delivered to players, coaches, technical officials and contributors.
Coinciding with FIBA's 75th anniversary, the first induction ceremony of the FIBA Hall of Fame was held in 2007, paying tribute to 20 key figures in international basketball history.
Since the inaugural edition, induction ceremonies have taken place in 2009, 2010 and 2013 with a further 35 members having been inducted.