Former Israeli basketball legend Miki Berkovich was chosen by the International Basketball Federation along with 5 other superstars to enter the Hall of Fame’s 2017 Class of Inductees.
Berkovich Photo credit: Moshe Shai/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News
Today (Wednesday), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced that retired Israeli basketball legend Miki Berkovich will enter the Hall of Fame’s 2017 Class of Inductees. The 63-year-old was chosen with NBA superstars Shaquille O’Neal and Tony Kukoc and 4 other basketball stars from different countries.
The six players and coach were chosen among 150 candidates that made it to the last stage. An official ceremony will be held in Switzerland at the end of September. “The 2017 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame distinguishes itself for the impressive amount of success these personalities have experienced on the court for their respective countries,” stated FIBA President Horacio Muratore. “We congratulate them for all of their glorious moments and look forward to honoring them.”
Photo credit: Moshe Shai/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News
Miki Berkovich grew up in Maccabi Tel Aviv’s youth club and played for the adult team from 1971 to 1988. He has 32 titles with the club that include 16 League championships, 13 cups, 2 EuroLeague titles and 1 Intercontinental Cup. Berkovich also holds the record points for the club.
It is important to note that O’Neal and Kukoc are from the USA’s Dream Team and will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the incredible victory at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.