Poland legend Wojcik passes away
WARSAW (FIBA) - Poland will go into FIBA EuroBasket 2017 with heavy hearts after the passing of their legendary player, Adam Wojcik
A husband and father of two sons, Wojcik died after a long fight against leukemia. He was 47 years old.
Wojcik is one of his country's all-time greats. He first played for the senior team at FIBA EuroBasket in Italy in 1991 and went on to make appearances in the Final Round in 1997, 2007 and lastly in 2009, when the competition was staged in Poland.
He was an assistant coach to Dirk Bauermann in 2013 when Poland played FIBA EuroBasket in Celje, Slovenia.
Wojcik played a total of 20 seasons in Poland's top flight, capturing eight crowns and earning league MVP honors on three occasions. He was also the MVP of the Polish league finals with Slask Wroclaw in 1998 and 2001 and again with Prokom Trefl Sopot in 2005.
Wojcik also played professionally in Belgium, Greece, Spain and Italy.