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Nick Galis inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame September 13, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Basketball.

Retired Greek basketball legend Nick Galis was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame yesterday.

Galis, now 50, who was in the stands to see Greece beat Portugal on Tuesday and advance to the Eurobasket quarterfinals in Spain, received an extended standing ovation when presented to fans.

“No player can reach objectives without the support of a great team,” said US-born-and-raised Galis. “That’s why I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches, and the Greek basketball federation for standing by me all these years.”

Following Tuesday’s win over Portugal, TV cameras showed scenes of a jovial reunion between Galis and his former Greece and Aris teammate Panayiotis Yiannakis, now Greece’s coach.

Galis, who averaged over 30 points per game for Greece in a 16-year career and helped the team win the European title in 1987 was one of 20 players, coaches and technicians inducted into the Hall of Fame at this ceremony.

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