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was a Spanish basketball administrator. He was the head of the basketball section of Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol , commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club have won a record 31 La Liga titles, the Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional , 18 Copas del Rey, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la...
, the basketball club Real Madrid Baloncesto
Real Madrid Baloncesto is a Spanish professional basketball team founded in 1932 as a division of the Real Madrid club. They play in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto ....
in 1962-1978 and 1985-1991. He served in a lot of different positions with the FIBA
The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA , from its French name Fédération Internationale de Basketball, is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball...
, including President of the Commission for International Organization (1960-), President of the Commission for International Competitions (1990-1997) and Vice-President (1995-1997). After his death, FIBA and Real Madrid has renamed FIBA EuroCup
Saporta Cup was the name of the second-tier level European professional club basketball competition, where the National Cup winners from all over Europe played against each other. The competition was organized by FIBA Europe...
and Pabellón Ciudad Deportiva
Raimundo Saporta Pavilion was an Indoor sports arena used particularly for basketball matches of Real Madrid. Until 1999 it was known as the Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion, when it was renamed in honorary of the former president of Real Madrid basketball team, the late Raimundo Saporta.It was...
in his honor, respectively. In 2007, he was enshrined as a contributor to the FIBA Hall of Fame
FIBA Hall of Fame honors basketball players, coaches and administrators who have contributed to international competitive basketball. It was established by FIBA in 1991. It includes the "Samaranch Library", the biggest basketball library in the world that, as of 2007, has over 10,000 basketball...