Aivar Kuusmaa

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Aivar Kuusmaa
AVIS Rapla
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1967-06-12) June 12, 1967 (age 50)
Tallinn, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1983–2005
Position Shooting guard
Coaching career 2005–present
Career history
As player:
1983–1984 TSIK
1985–1986 Standard
1986–1987 ASK Riga
1988–1989 Tallinna Kalev
1989–1990 Youngstown Pride
1990–1993 Tallinna Kalev
1993–1996 Panathinaikos
1996–1998 Baltika
1998–1999 Tallinn
1999–2000 Tallinna Kalev
2000–2001 Liege Basket
2001–2004 TTÜ-A. Le Coq
2004–2005 Tallinna Kalev
As coach:
2005–2006 Kalev/Cramo
2006–2007 Kalev/Cramo (assistant)
2007–2008 Estonia U-20
2007–2010 TTÜ KK
2010–2012 Kalev/Cramo
2014–present AVIS Rapla
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Aivar Kuusmaa (born June 12, 1967) is a former Estonian 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 Rapla (2014–present).

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.

Club League Season Domestic Competitions Baltic Basketball League VTB United League European Competitions
Championship Cup Competition Position Competition Position
Kalev/Cramo Korvpalli Meistriliiga 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 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

External links[edit]

Books[edit]

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