Another basketball hall of fame for Pat Summitt.
The former University of Tennessee women’s coach headlines the 2013 FIBA Hall of Fame class.
Summitt has already been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Summitt, the all-time leader in victories in college basketball, won a silver medal as a player on the 1976 Olympic team and guided the U.S. to gold in 1984. She is one of only two American women to win a medal as both a player and head coach, joining Anne Donovan. Summitt also was the coach of the 1979 world championship team that won America’s first gold medal at the event since 1957.
Summitt is joined by David Robinson, who won two gold medals and a bronze in the Olympics, and Teresa Edwards, who helped the U.S. win four gold medals and a bronze in her five Olympics from 1984-2000.
Other player inductees include Andrew Gaze (Australia), Jean-Jacques Conceicao (Angola), Paula Goncalves (Brazil) and Zoran Slavnic (Serbia). Former coaches Jack Donohue (Canada) and Cesare Rubini (Italy) join Summitt.
Technical officials Valeentin Lazarov (Bulgaria) and Costas Rigas (Greece), along with contributor Aldo Vitale (Italy), round out the class.
“These are great personalities who have experienced great success on and off the court, but who also stand out for the character they have shown and for the countless efforts they have made to help promote our sport,” said FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann.
The induction ceremony will be June 19.