Modestas Paulauskas

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Modestas Paulauskas
Personal information
Born March 19, 1945
Kretinga, Lithuania
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg)

Modestas Paulauskas (March 19, 1945 in Kretinga) is a retired Lithuanian basketball player who won gold with the Soviet basketball team in the 1972 Olympic basketball tournament. He also won a bronze medal with the team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Paulauskas trained at VSS Žalgiris in Kaunas. He is known as one of the best players of all-time of Lithuania. He had a tremendous dribbling ability and he was "foot-ahead player" of his generation. He has won Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year award 7 times (1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972), the most times of all Lithuania'n sportsman. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. At the current time, he works as a coach with youngsters.