32 Facts About Boris Diaw


In 2006, Diaw was named the NBA's Most Improved Player as a member of the Phoenix Suns.


Boris Diaw won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.


Boris Diaw was a member and captain of the senior French national team.


Boris Diaw won a FIBA World Cup bronze medal in 2014, a EuroBasket title in 2013, a silver medal in EuroBasket 2011, and two bronze in EuroBasket 2005 and EuroBasket 2015.


Since July 2019, Boris Diaw has served as president of Metropolitans 92.


From 2001 to 2003, Boris Diaw played for Pau-Orthez of the LNB Pro A, a French professional basketball league.


Boris Diaw was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 21st overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft.


In Phoenix, Boris Diaw blossomed into an all-round player, playing any position from center to point guard and garnered the nickname "3D" because of his multidimensional play and the combination of his number and surname.


On September 28,2011, Boris Diaw signed with JSA Bordeaux of France for the duration the 2011 NBA lockout.


On July 12,2012, Boris Diaw re-signed with the Spurs to a reported two-year, $9.2 million deal.


Boris Diaw helped the Spurs reach the 2013 NBA Finals where they faced the Miami Heat.


Boris Diaw was inserted into the starting lineup beginning with Game 3, and he led all players in the series in total assists and was second in total rebounds behind teammate Tim Duncan.


Boris Diaw averaged 35 minutes per game in the Finals, an increase of over 10 minutes from the regular season.


On July 15,2014, Boris Diaw re-signed with the Spurs to a reported three-year, $22 million contract.


On July 8,2016, Boris Diaw was traded, along with a 2022 second-round pick and cash considerations, to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the rights to Olivier Hanlan.


In early November 2016, Boris Diaw missed eight games with a right leg contusion.


Boris Diaw averaged 11.1 points, 6.4 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game in 31 Pro A games.


Boris Diaw announced his retirement via his Twitter account on September 6,2018.


In 2000, Boris Diaw won the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the French junior national team.


In July 2006, Boris Diaw was named the captain of the senior men's French national basketball team.


Boris Diaw won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2005.


Boris Diaw led the French team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, with 107 points and 22 assists, in 9 games.


Boris Diaw's excellent passing and playmaking abilities made him a prototype of what came to be known as the point forward position, exhibited by players such as Luka Doncic and to a lesser degree by LeBron James and Nikola Jokic.


Boris Diaw was an efficient post scorer and athletic scorer, capable of going coast-to-coast before either finding a teammate or finishing at the rim.


In 2009, Boris Diaw became vice-president and shareholder of the JSA Bordeaux basketball club in his native France and took over as president one year later.


On July 4,2019, Boris Diaw was announced as the new president of Metropolitans 92, succeeding Jean-Pierre Aubry.


Boris Diaw is a member of the French Basketball Hall of Fame.


Boris Diaw's father, Issa Boris Diaw, is a former Senegalese high jump champion.


Boris Diaw has a half-brother, Paco Boris Diaw, who was a guard at Georgia Tech, but transferred to Lee University, a small NAIA school in the Southern States Athletic Conference.


Boris Diaw was the best man at Parker's wedding to actress Eva Longoria.


In 2005, Boris Diaw established a non-profit foundation, Babac'Ards, to organize sports activities for Senegalese youth and aid "developmental education".


Boris Diaw is known to have a passion for photography, sailing and wine tasting.