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Ervin Kassai (Hungary)
Born on March Monday, 1925, in in Budapest, Hungary.
Nationality:
Hungary

Enshrined as a technical official in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Highlights

  • He is an economist and worked for Budapest's City Council as a Traffic Consultant
  • Refereed hundreds of international games from 1953 to 1975
  • Refereed in 4 Olympic Games: Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972
  • Called 2 Olympic Finals: Rome 1960 and Mexico 1968
  • Refereed in 2 World Championships: Rio de Janeiro 1963 and Ljubljana 1970
  • Called in 8 European Championships for Men
  • Refereed in 3 European Championships for Women
  • Called 3 times the USA-USSR game series from 1959 onwards
  • Refereed 5 Finals of the European Cup for Men's Champion Clubs (current Euroleague): Geneva 1962, Bologna 1966, Madrid 1967, Lyon 1968 and Antwerp 1971
  • Called 2 Finals of the European Cup for Women's Champions Clubs (current EuroLeague Women): 1959 in Moscow and 1970 in Cracow
  • Refereed the 4 games between a European Selection and the USA to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of FIBA in 1972
  • Called the 1972 Final of the European Cup Winner's Cup in Thessaloniki
  • FIBA Technical Commissioner: 1966-1995

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • FIBA named him Honorary Referee in 1976
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1994