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André Buffière

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePierre André Marcel•Buffière
Used nameAndré•Buffière
Nick/petnamesBubu
Born12 November 1922 in Vion, Ardèche (FRA)
Died2 October 2014 in Lyon, Rhône (FRA)
Measurements185 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsUA Marseille, Marseille (FRA) / ASVEL, Villeurbanne (FRA)
NOC(s) France

Biography

André Buffière was a legend in French basketball, first as a player and then as a coach. He was capped 96 times for the French team between 1946-55, and won three medals (1949 silver, 1951/53 bronze) at the European Championships. He played for Lyon, Marseille, and Asvel, playing on six French championships teams. Buffière later became a coach initially for Villeurbanne. He served as the French national coach from 1957-64, leading them to a European bronze in 1959, and then coached l’Asvel and CSP Limoges, leading Limoges to the Korac Cup title in 1982 and1983, and the French title in 1983.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1948 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic France 2 Silver FRA André Buffière
1952 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic France 8 FRA André Buffière

Coaching results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1960 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic FRA 10 FRA André Buffière

Olympic family relations

Special Notes

Errata

Date of birth incorrectly listed as 12 October 1922.