Mike Sylvester

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Olympic medal record
Men's basketball
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Italy

Michael "Mike" Sylvester (born December 10, 1951) is a basketball coach at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and former Olympian.


Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sylvester graduated from Moeller High School and played college basketball at the University of Dayton. He was drafted with the 15th pick in the sixth round by the Detroit Pistons in the 1974 NBA Draft and won the silver medal with the Italy team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Sylvester is a current resident of Loveland, Ohio.[1] At 6'5", he is an accurate shooter. Throughout his career in Italy (1977–1990) he played for Olimpia Milano, Scavolini Pesaro, Basket Rimini and Virtus Bologna.[2]


  1. ^ Meale, Tony (2009-07-01). "CHCA lands former pro, Olympian". The Loveland Herald (The Community Press). Retrieved 2009-07-02. Sylvester, who had dual citizenship in Italy and the United States, also helped the Italian team to a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow .... Born in the Elder heartland, the current Loveland resident is eager to begin his tenure at CHCA. 
  2. ^ Mike Silvester (Italian)

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