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George Killian (USA)
Born on April Sunday, 1924, in in Valley Stream, New York, U.S.A..

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.


  • Bachelor of Science in Education at the Ohio Northern University in 1949
  • Masters of Education from the University of Buffalo in 1954
  • Honorary PhD in Public Service from the Ohio Northern University in 1989
  • Head Basketball Coach at Wharton High School: 1949-1951
  • Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director of Erie County Community College: 1954-1969
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC): 1967-2003
  • President of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): 1967-1969
  • Executive Director of the NJCAA: 1969-2004
  • President of ABAUSA (current USA Basketball): 1976-1980
  • Member of the Executive Committee of COPABA/FIBA Americas: 1979-present
  • Vice President of COPABA (current FIBA Americas): 1979-1983
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board: 1980-1998
  • President of COPABA (current FIBA Americas): 1983-1987
  • Treasurer of COPABA/FIBA Americas: 1987-present
  • Vice President and Member of the Board of the International University Sports Federation (FISU): 1987-1995
  • FIBA President: 1990-1998
  • First Vice President of FISU: 1995-1999
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC): 1996-1998
  • Honorary FIBA President: 1998-present
  • President of FISU: 1999-present

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Commendation in 1976 and 1980
  • International Basketball Appreciation Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1977
  • Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979
  • Basketball Hall of Fame of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in 1988
  • Olympic Order, awarded by S.E. Mr. J.A. Samaranch, President of the IOC, in 1996
  • Gold Medal Award of the Polish Basketball Federation in 1998
  • Edward S. Steitz Award, given by USA Basketball, in 1998
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 2000
  • Eagle Award from the United States Sports Academy in 2008