Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Michael Jordan will be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in September, FIBA announced Friday.
FIBA, the basketball world’s governing body, will induct Jordan and eight others into the Hall during a ceremony Sept. 19 at the Theatre of Hotel Casino Barriere in Lille, France.
Antoine Rigaudeau of France, Lithuania's Sarunas Marciulionis, Vladimir Tkachenko of Russia/Ukraine, Cuba's Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Anne Donovan of the United States and Australian coach Jan Stirling will also be inducted.
Donovan, who is in the Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, won two gold medals (1984, 1988) as a player, one as an assistant coach (2004) and one as a head coach (2008) for the United States national team.
Jordan won two gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1992 games in Barcelona, after the NBA allowed its players to participate in the games for the first time.
He adds to his list of achievements, having already won six NBA championships, six NBA Finals MVP and five regular season MVPs. He is in the Naismith Hall of Fame as both an individual and member of the Dream Team.
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