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Cheryl Miller, Vlade Divac among newest inductees to FIBA Hall of Fame

August 20, 2010 | 10:05 am

Miller_250 Already a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, former Riverside Poly and USC standout Cheryl Miller will add some international flavor to her hall-of-fame resume.

Miller and 16 others will become the newest members of the International Basketball Federation Hall of Fame later this year, FIBA announced Friday.

Former Laker Vlade Divac of Serbia is also a member of the 2010 class that will be inducted Sept. 12 in Instanbul, Turkey.

Miller led the Trojans to NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984 and still holds numerous team records, including career points (3,018). She was also an Olympic gold medalist in 1984 and world champion in 1986.

Miller returned to USC as head coach in 1993 and compiled a record of 44-14 in her two seasons at the helm. She also served as head coach for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury from 1997 to 2000 and is now an NBA television broadcaster.

Divac, who played for the Lakers from 1989 to 1996 and 2004 to 2005, was the European player of the year in 1989 and has made 145 appearances with the Yugoslavian national team with a total of 1,348 points scored. He's a two-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist.

Here is the full list of the 2010 FIBA Hall of Fame class:

Players
Divac, Vlade (Serbia)
Kicanovic, Dragan (Serbia)
Meneghin, Dino (Italy)
Miller, Cheryl (USA)
Sabonis, Arvydas (Lithuania)
Schmidt, Oscar (Brazil)
Zassoulskaya, Natalia (Russia)

Coaches
Gaze, Lindsay (Australia)
Gomelsky, Evgeny (Russia)
Novosel, Mirko (Croatia)

Tech Officials
Bain, Jim (USA)
Dimou, Konstantinos (Greece)

Contributors
Killian, George (USA)
Otto, Hans-Joachim (Germany)
Segura de Luna, Ernesto (Spain) (posthumously)
Seye Moreau, Abdoulaye (Senegal)
Ramsay, Al (Australia)

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Cheryl Miller, left, and Anne Donovan react to U.S. basketball team's 85-55 win over Korea that gave them Olympic gold at the Forum in 1984. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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