SPRINGFIELD, MA – The basketball community mourns the passing of Lidia Alexeeva, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most successful coaches in International basketball history. “Lidia was one of the pioneers in International basketball and is a symbol of the sport’s popularity all over the world,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are very saddened by the news of her passing and send our condolences to her friends, family and all who were blessed to be coached by her.” Alexeeva led the Soviet Union National Team as head coach to gold medals in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games and had four FIBA World Championship titles (1967, 1971, 1975, 1983), four World University games gold medals, 10 European Championships and 17 USSR National Championships. As a player, she won four European Championships (1950, 1952, 1954, 1956). She remained undefeated in International play as a coach for more than 17 years.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Partners with University of Louisville to Host Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout
The basketball community lost Bob Houbregs, Hall of Fame Class of 1987 and record-setter at the University of Washington, on May 28th at 82 years old.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets.
Hall of Fame Statement by Mannie Jackson