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04-03-2009, 08:43 PM

ARG Former Argentina center Tourn dies after cardiac arrest

BUENOS AIRES (CABB) - Argentina basketball is in mourning following the death of Orlando Fabian Tourn.

The former national team center, who was just 41, died while at home after a cardiac arrest.

Tourn made his professional debut at the age of 17 with Ferro and had a long career in South America and Europe.

He was voted to the Liga Nacional's Best Five in 1992 and two years later played at the FIBA World Championship in Canada.

Tourn played in 33 games overall for the national team from 1991-94, averaging 9.9 points and 3.5 rebounds.

This season he served as a coach in the lower divisions with Union Deportiva Chanta Cuatro in Argentina.

Among the other club sides he played for were Penarol, Olimpia and Racing club.

Tourn played 607 games in 15 LNB seasons.

04-04-2009, 01:58 AM
Rest In Peace.

I never watched him play, but he was clearly a big factor in Argentina's nascent years as a basketball power.

I just looked up his resume on this website here (http://www.basquete.com.ar/tourn.htm).

- Debuted for National Team in South-American Championship in Valencia, Venezuela in 1991.

International Appearances
- South-American Cadets, 1984
- South-American Juniors, 1984 and 1986
- South-American Championship, 1991
- Pan-American Games, 1991
- Pre-Olympics, 1992
- World Championship Trials, 1993
- Goodwill Games, 1994
- World Championship, 1994

Appearances for Clubs
- Ferro, 1986-87, 1987-88 (Champions), 1988-99 (Champions)
- South-American Championship, Olimpia, 1994
- William Jones Cup, Ferro, 1986, 1987
- Pan-American Clubs, Ferro, 1986, 1987 (Champions)
- Pan-American Clubs, Olimpia, 1994
- Pan-American Clubs, Independent, 1996

And here is his resume from EuroBasket:
Full name: Orlando Fabian Tourn
Born: August 7, 1967
1991-1992: Penarol Mar Del Plata
1992-1995: Olimpia Venado Tuerto
1995-1996: Racing Club Avellaneda
1997-1998: Pico FC
1998-1999: Gimnasia Rivadavia: 3.8ppg
1999-2000: Gimnasia Rivadavia: 6ppg, 3rpg
2000-2001: Citta di Cefalu (ItalyLY-B1, starting five): 18.1ppg
2001-2002: Citta di Cefalu (ItalyLY-B1, starting five)
2002-2003: Porte Garofoli Osimo (ItalyLY-Lega2): 15 games: 2.8ppg, 0.9rpg, 4ast
2003-2004: Libertas Mediterranea Fabriano (ItalyLY-C1), in Jan.'04 signed at Solca Veroli (ItalyLY-B1): 15 games: 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg
2004-2005: Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe (TNA): 31 games: 7.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 61.3%, 3FGP: 34%

2005-2006: In Mar.'06 signed at D'Ascenzi Pavimenti Ferentino (ItalyLY-B2)
2006-2007: Stirparo Catanzaro (ItalyLY-B2): 16 games: 10.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 88.5%
2007-2008: In Mar.'08 signed at Martina Franca (Italy-C1, starting five)
Argentinean All-League 1st Team -92