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Giancarlo Primo (Italy)
Born on November Tuesday, 1924, in in Rome, Italy.
Nationality:
Italy

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Italian National Team: 1969-1979
  • Magnadyne/Rapident Livorno: 1980-1982
  • Cantù: 1982-1983
  • Gorizia: 1983-1984
  • Peroni Livorno: 1984-1985
  • Virtus Roma: 1987-1989

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1983 European Cup for Men's Champion Clubs (current Euroleague)
  • Champion of the 1982 Intercontinental Cup

National Team

  • 10 years (1969-1979) and 238 appearances as head coach of the Italian National Team
  • Participated in 2 Olympic Games (Munich 1972 -Italy: 4th position- and Montreal 1976 -Italy: 5th position-), 2 World Championships (Ljubljana 1970 -Italy: 4th position- and Manila 1978 -Italy: 4th position-) and 6 European Championships (1969-1979) as head coach of the Italian National Team
  • 2 times Bronze medalist in the European Championships: Essen 1971 and Belgrade 1975
  • As assistant coach of Nello Paratore in the Italian National Team: he participated in 3 Olympic Games (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968) and in 4 European Championships (Istanbul 1959, Wroclaw 1963, Moscow 1965 and Helsinki 1967)
  • As a player of the Italian National Team: he participated in the 1948 London Olympic Games and in the European Championships of 1947 in Prague and 1949 in Cairo

Individual Highlights

  • Member of the Technical Commission of FIBA: 1972-1978
  • Cavaliere della Repubblica, awarded by the President of the Italian Republic
  • Stella d’Oro al Merito Sportivo (Gold star to the Sports’ Merit) in 1998, awarded by the
  • Italian Olympic Committee
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 2001
  • Premio Reverberi-Oscar del Basket in 2003