FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FIBA former president and one time honorary president MR YNAN MAININI has passed on, he was aged 73.

MAININI   was unanimously elected as the 11th FIBA President during the FIBA WORLD CONGRESS IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY, in September 2010 a position he  held  for Four years .

Following the conclusion of his term of office, in 2014 he was elected FIBA Honorary President and appointed President of FIBA’s Foundation, the International Basketball Foundation (IBF).

YVAN MAININI was born on December 26th, 1944, in the French city of BAYEUX. He began playing basketball in 1957 and  became  the coach of his hometown team at the age of 16 years  a role he would hold for a total of 17 seasons.

He graduated from the UNIVERSITY OF CAEN with a degree in geography in 1977 and completed a Masters Degree in Law and Economics of Sport in LIMOGES in 1993.

He is survived by his wife and two children.