Bagatskis as the Budivelnyk Kiev head coach in October 2013
29 March 1967|
Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Undrafted|
|1998–1999||Ericsson Bobry Bytom|
|1999–2000||Hoop Pekaes Pruszków|
|2016–2017||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player
As a coach:
Ainars Bagatskis (born 29 March 1967) is a Latvian former professional basketball player and coach, who currently works as the head coach of Brose Bamberg. He also was a head coach of the senior Latvian national basketball team.
During his club playing career, Bagatskis played at the small forward position.
Latvian national team
Bagatskis began his coaching career in the 2005–06 season, while playing his last season of professional basketball with Barons Rīga, where he stayed for one season. In 2006, he had a short stint as a head coach in one of the greatest Lithuanian teams, Žalgiris Kaunas. Since 2007, he worked as a head coach in several teams, including Valmiera, until 2009, the Russian team Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, in the 2009–10 season, Sukhumi, and Kryvbasbasket, until 2012.
In June 2012, he became the head coach of the Ukrainian team Budivelnyk Kyiv. He stayed with them for two seasons, winning the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague two times with them, in 2013 and 2014. In the 2013–14 season, his team made its first EuroLeague appearance in the club's history.
On 1 July 2014, he signed a one-year contract to become the head coach of the Russian team Nizhny Novgorod. Nizhny Novgorod ended their season in the VTB United League, after being eliminated by CSKA Moscow, with 3–0 series sweep, in the League's semifinals series.
Following the departure of Kęstutis Kemzūra, in February 2010, he became a team selector for the senior Latvian national basketball team. So far, his team made two EuroBasket appearances, at the EuroBasket 2011, in Lithuania, and at the EuroBasket 2013, in Slovenia.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|Žalgiris||2005–06||1||0||1||.400||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Žalgiris||2006–07||14||2||12||.143||Eliminated in regular season|
|Budivelnyk||2013–14||10||2||8||.200||Eliminated in regular season|
|Nizhny Novgorod||2014–15||24||8||16||.333||Eliminated in Top 16 stage|
|Maccabi||2016–17||16||5||11||.313||Eliminated in regular season|
- "Bagatskis stoja prie "Budivelnyk" vairo". basketnews.lt (in Lithuanian) (6 June 2012). Retrieved 12 April 2015.
- "Nizhny Novgorod appoints Bagatskis as boss". euroleague.net (1 July 2014). Retrieved 12 April 2015.
- "Darüşşafaka Doğuş's new assistant coach is Ainars Bagatskis". darussafakadogusbasketbol.com. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- Ainars Bagatskis parted ways with Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Noviks, Māris (3 February 2010). "LBS valde apstiprina Bagatski, sieviešu izlasi vadīs ārzemnieks". sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). Retrieved 12 April 2015.
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