Rimas Kurtinaitis

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Rimas Kurtinaitis
Rimas Kurtinaitis 2011 BC Khimki.JPG
Kurtinaitis as the Khimki head coach
Khimki
Position Head coach
League VTB United League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1960-05-15) May 15, 1960 (age 54)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1982 / Undrafted
Pro career 1981–2002
Position Shooting guard
Number 10, 12
Coaching career 2002–present
Career history
As player:
1981–1983 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
1983–1989,
1992,
1995–1996
Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
1989–1992 Hagen (Germany)
1992 Peñas Huesca (Spain)
1993 Townsville Suns (Australia)
1993–1995 Real Madrid (Spain)
1996–1997 Élan Chalon (France)
1997–1998 Atletas (Lithuania)
1998–1999 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
2001–2002 BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
2001–2002 BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
2002–2006 BC Gala Baku (Azerbaijan) [note 1]
As coach:
2002–2006 BC Gala Baku (Azerbaijan)
2002–2006 Azerbaijan
2006 PBC Ural Great (Russia)
2006–2007 Sakalai (Lithuania)
2007-2008 Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)
2008 Prokom Trefl Sopot (assistant) (Poland)
2008–2010 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
2010–2011 VEF Rīga (Latvia)
2011–present Khimki (Russia)
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Rimas Kurtinaitis (born May 15, 1960 in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a professional basketball coach, current head coach of the Khimki, retired Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who was a member of the USSR and Lithuanian national basketball teams. He played as a shooting guard and is the only non-NBA player to participate in the NBA All-Star Three Point Contest in 1989. He is 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) tall. His former teams include Žalgiris Kaunas, CSKA Moscow, and Real Madrid. Kurtinaitis was also the first European player to play as an import in Australia's National Basketball League, playing for the Townsville Suns in 1993.

In 1997 he was named to the Lithuanian Ministry of Sport. In 2002-2006 years he took the position head coach of the Azerbaijan national basketball team, also from 2002–2006 he player four season[1] as a player with BC Gala Baku, he was a player-coach.[2] He became BC Sakalai head coach during the mid-2000s (decade). In December 2007 he became head coach of Polish men's Śląsk Wrocław basketball team.[3] In 2008 he became head coach of BC Lietuvos Rytas with whom he won the 2009 Eurocup Basketball title in the Final-Eight tournament in Turin (Torino), Italy in a game against Khimky Moscow Region (Final score 80–74). In 2012 Kurtinaitis won Eurocup again, this time with BC Khimki. As of 2012, he is the only coach to win the Eurocup twice. In June 21, 2012, Rimas Kurtinaitis was named as the best Eurocup coach of all time.[4]

Awards and achievements[edit]

As player:

As coach:

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As a player-coach

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