FIBA general secretary Patrick Baumann passed away on Sunday, October 14 due to a heart attack. He was 51. Baumann was attending the Junior Olympics in Argentina.
– This is a huge loss for all of European and global basketball, – said League general director Ilona Korstin. – It’s difficult to believe this energetic leader and true fanatic of the sport is no more. The VTB United League expresses its deepest condolences to Patrick Baumann’s family and loved ones.