1980 in basketball
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|Years in basketball|
- 1 International competitions
- 2 Club competitions
- 3 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductions
- 4 Births
- 5 Deaths
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Men's national teams
- 18 – 25 March: 1980 FIBA Americas Championship at San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 22 – 30 August: 1980 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship at Celje, Yugoslavia
Women's national teams
|FIBA||1980 FIBA Intercontinental Cup||Maccabi Tel Aviv||AA Francana||—|
|FIBA Americas||1980 Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes||AA Francana||E.C. Sírio||—|
|FIBA Europe||1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup||Real Madrid||Maccabi Tel Aviv||89–85|
|1979–80 FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup||Emmerson Varese||Gabetti Cantù||90–88|
|1979–80 FIBA Korać Cup||Sebastiani Rieti||Cibona Zagreb||76–71|
|FIBA Europe||1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup||Sisport Fiat Turin||Minyor Pernik||75–66|
|1979–80 Ronchetti Cup||Montmontaža Zagreb||DFS Maritza Plovdiv||82–76|
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductions
- Lester Harrison, contributor
- Jerry Lucas, player
- Oscar Robertson, player
- Everett Shelton, coach
- Dallas Shirley, referee
- Jerry West, player
- February 28 — Tayshaun Prince
- March 13 — Caron Butler
- March 16 — Felipe Reyes
- April 15 — Raül López
- April 23 — Rohanee Cox
- April 30 — Luis Scola
- May 30 — Ilona Korstin
- June 7 — Berni Rodríguez
- June 9 — Udonis Haslem
- June 13 — Juan Carlos Navarro
- June 14 — Elena Karpova
- June 21 — Richard Jefferson
- June 21 — Federico Kammerichs
- July 6 — Pau Gasol
- July 9 — Svetlana Abrosimova
- August 1 — Asjha Jones
- September 12 — Yao Ming
- October 16 — Sue Bird
- December 16 — Natalie Porter
- December 17 — Suzy Batkovic
- May 23 — Terry Furlow, American NBA player (born 1954)
- October 4 — Sihugo Green, American NBA player (born 1933)
- October 27 — Art Hillhouse, American NBA player (born 1916)
- November 25 — Joe Cipriano, American college coach (Idaho, Nebraska) (born 1931)
- December 5 — Eddie Hickey, Hall of Fame American college coach (Creighton, Saint Louis, Marquette) (born 1902)
- December 19 — Tarzan Cooper, American Hall of Fame player (New York Renaissance) (born 1907)
- 1980 Olympic Games: Tournament for Men, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 American Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 African Championship for Men, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 European Championship for Junior Men, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 Olympic Games: Tournament for Women, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 Asian Championship for Women, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 European Championship for Women, FIBA Archive.
- 1980 European Championship for Cadettes, FIBA Archive.
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