Aivar Kuusmaa

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Aivar Kuusmaa
Free agent
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1967-06-12) 12 June 1967 (age 52)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian / Greek
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1983–2005
PositionShooting guard
Coaching career2005–present
Career history
As player:
1983–1984TSIK
1985–1986Standard
1986–1987ASK Riga
1988–1989Tallinna Kalev
1989–1990Youngstown Pride
1990–1993Tallinna Kalev
1993–1996Panathinaikos
1996–1998Baltika
1998–1999Tallinn
1999–2000Tallinna Kalev
2000–2001Liege Basket
2001–2004TTÜ-A. Le Coq
2004–2005Tallinna Kalev
As coach:
2005–2006Kalev/Cramo
2006–2007Kalev/Cramo (assistant)
2007–2008Estonia U-20
2007–2010TTÜ KK
2010–2012Kalev/Cramo
2014–2018AVIS Utilitas Rapla
2018–Estonia U-20
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:


Aivar Kuusmaa (born 12 June 1967) is an Estonian basketball coach and former professional basketball player who played mostly at the shooting guard position.

He won the USSR Premier Basketball League in 1991 as a member of the Tallinn Kalev basketball team. Kuusmaa mostly played in Estonia, but he also spent three seasons in Greece, with Panathinaikos and one season in Belgium, with Liege Basket. Also, during the service in the Soviet Army, Kuusmaa was stationed in Latvian SSR and played in the local army sports club ASK Riga. After retiring in 2005 he has been coaching BC Kalev/Cramo (2005–2007 & 2010–2012), TTÜ KK (2007–2010) and AVIS Utilitas Rapla (2014–2018). Kuusmaa has also greek citizenship under the surname Magoulas.

Achievements[edit]

As a player

As a coach

  • 2005–06 Estonian Basketball Cup (Kalev/Cramo)
  • 2005–06 Estonian League Championship (Kalev/Cramo)
  • 2006–07 Estonian Basketball Cup (Kalev/Cramo)
  • 2010–11 Estonian League Championship (Kalev/Cramo)
  • 2011–12 Estonian League Championship (Kalev/Cramo)

Season by season results as head coach[edit]

Abbreviations:
QF; quarter-finals.
T16; top sixteen.
R1; first round.
DNP; did not participate.

League Club Season Domestic Competitions Baltic Basketball League VTB United League European Competitions
Championship Cup Competition Position Competition Position
Korvpalli Meistriliiga Kalev/Cramo 2005–06 1st 1st Baltic League 9th DNP 3 EuroCup GS
TTÜ 2007–08 10th R1 DNP DNP DNP
2008–09 3rd 2nd Challenge Cup QF DNP DNP
2009–10 4th 3rd Challenge Cup 4th DNP DNP
Kalev/Cramo 2010–11 1st 3rd Baltic League 9th GS DNP
2011–12 1st 2nd Baltic League QF GS DNP
AVIS Utilitas Rapla 2014–15 3rd QF Baltic League T16 DNP DNP
2015–16 3rd T16 Baltic League T16 DNP DNP
2016–17 2nd QF Baltic League T16 DNP DNP
2017–18 3rd No competition Baltic League QF DNP DNP
LEBL 2018–19 (resigned) No competition DNP DNP

External links[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Lään, Vello; Ibrus, Märt (2006). Eesti korvpall portreed. Eesti Korvpalliliit. pp. 299–308. ISBN 9949-406-68-4.