国際バスケットボール連盟 事務総長 パトリック・バウマン氏 逝去に際する 大河チェアマンお悔やみの言葉

 2018年10月14日 国際バスケットボール連盟(以下、「FIBA」)事務総長 パトリック・バウマン氏が逝去されました(享年51)。ここに故人のご生前のご功績を偲び、心からご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。








"I am deeply saddened by the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann.
He was a great supporter and advocate for the basketball community in Japan.
He played a great role and led us in the reformation of the Japan Basketball Association and also without his support B.LEAGUE will not be where it is today.

I wish that we were able to show Mr. Baumann the future of B.LEAGUE and the future of basketball here in Japan.
To honor Mr. Baumann, we hope to strengthen our national team through B.LEAGUE and to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games/Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
His great contribution and dedication for the sport of basketball will continue to live here in Japan and also worldwide.

My condolences to his family and the whole basketball community."