Amaury Pasos

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Amaury Pasos
Personal information
Born (1935-09-11) September 11, 1935 (age 81)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1951–1972
Position Power forward
Coaching career 1982–1995
Career history
1951–1961 Clube de Regatas Tietê
1962–1965 C.R. Sírio
1966–1972 Corinthians
Career highlights and awards

As a player

Amaury Antônio Pasos (born December 11, 1935 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a retired Brazilian basketball player and coach of Argentine origin. He was a 1.91 m (6'3") tall power forward.[1] He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Club career[edit]

At the club level, Pasos played for Clube de Regatas Tietê (1951–1961), and then C.R. Sírio (1962–1965), and Corinthians (1966–1972). He won the Brazilian League championship in 1966 and 1969, and the São Paulo regional title league in 1966, 1968, and 1969.

Brazilian national team[edit]

Pasos played for the senior Brazilian national team. With Brazil, he won the gold medal at the 1959 FIBA World Championship (where he was also named the MVP of the tournament) and the gold medal at the 1963 FIBA World Championship. He also won a silver medal at the 1954 FIBA World Championship, bronze medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics and 1964 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal at the 1967 FIBA World Championship, a silver medal at the 1963 Pan American Games, and a bronze medal at the 1955 Pan American Games.

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