Served as envoy
- 2009 – Georgia
Born in 1976 in Georgia, Vladimir Stephania made his NBA debut with the Seattle SuperSonics after being drafted in the first round in 1998. He stayed with the SuperSonics for two seasons before playing for the New Jersey Nets (2000-2001), the Miami Heat (2001-2003), and the Portland Trail Blazers (2003-2004). During his 6-season NBA career as a Center, Stephania played 270 games, averaging 4.1 points per game.