ZARAGOZA - FIBA President Horacio Muratore on Friday took a tour of Zaragoza's 'House of Basketball' museum as part of his stay in the city hosting the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women.
He was accompanied by Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) President Jose Luiz Saez on a tour of the museum at the Principe Felipe Arena, a place which provides further evidence of the devotion which Zaragoza has for the sport.
As is the case for any visitor to the museum, the delegation can take a trip back in time with an array of souvenirs from games including jerseys, balls, trophies, flags, documents, posters and magazines. Among them are Zaragoza-born Pilar Valero's jersey from when Spain won gold at EuroBasket Women in 1993.
"We knew Zaragoza was the right place to host a successful FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women," Muratore upon his visit. "I had never been here before but I will return because I really appreciate so many Argentinian players who have played here."
Benito expressed his appreciation for the visit by his two special guest.
"I want to thank Horacio for betting on bringing the FIBA U17 World Championships to Zaragoza and also to Jose Luis Saez and Jose Miguel Sierra for ensuring this project became a reality," he said.