FIBA Hall of Fame
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Membres du Hall of Fame
Robert Busnel (France)
Né(e) en septembre samedi, 1914, dans in Toulon, France.
Consacré en tant que personnalité marquante intronisé(e) au FIBA Hall of Fame en mars jeudi, 2007.
- Started to play basketball in 1929 in ‘Foyer Alsacien de Mulhouse’
- Player of the French National Team (1934-1949): Silver medalist in the 1949 European Championship in Cairo (he was also the head coach of that team)
- Coach of the French Senior Men National and Senior Women National teams (1948-1960): Silver medalist in the 1948 London Olympic Games, Silver medalist in the 1949 European Championship in Cairo (he was both player and head coach on that team) and 2 times Bronze medalist in the European Championships of 1951, in Paris, and of 1953, in Moscow. Bronze medalist in the 1953 World Championship for Women in Santiago de Chile.
- Technical Director of the French Basketball Federation: 1960-1964
- Coach of Real Madrid in 1965-1966: Champion of the Spanish League
- President of the French Basketball Federation: 1967-1980
- Member of the FIBA Central Board: from 1956 onwards
- President of the Standing Conference of Europe (current FIBA Europe): 1976-1982
- President of FIBA: 1984-1990
Distinctions & Récompenses
- Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (highest ranking title in his country, awarded by the French Government): 1989
- IOC’s Order of Merit: 1990
- Past President of FIBA: 1990 (in 1990, upon his term of office as FIBA President, Robert Busnel was unanimously elected Past President of FIBA)