George E. Killian

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George E. Killian



Class of 2000


• Served as president of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) between 1990-98

• Involvement in international basketball includes being a member of FIBA's central board since 1980 and serving as vice president of FIBA (1980-88); Pan American Basketball Federation (COPABA) president (1983-87), vice president (1979-83) and treasurer (1987-present); and president of ABAUSA (1976-80)

• Has been a member of numerous USA Basketball committees and has been a member of its board of directors since 1974

• Has also been a member of the International Olympic Committee and the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee

• Received the Olympic Order, the highest honor bestowed by the International Olympic Committee, in 1996

• Has served as the first and only executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) since 1969

• Was instrumental in overseeing the birth of the first collegiate women's division in 1975

• Was named the 1998 recipient of the Edward S. Steitz Award, given annually by USA Basketball to an individual for outstanding contributions to international basketball

• Also received the John W. Bunn Award in 1989


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