Alexander Volkov (basketball)

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Alexander Volkov
Oleksandr Anatoliyovych Volkov.jpg
Volkov, in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1964-03-28) March 28, 1964 (age 54)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 134th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1981–2002
Position Power forward / Center
Number 8
Career history
1981–1986 BC Budivelnyk
1986–1988 CSKA Moscow
1988–1989 Budivelnyk
19891992 Atlanta Hawks
1992–1993 Reggio Calabria
1993–1994 Panathinaikos
1994–1995 Olympiacos
2000–2002 Kyiv
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alexander Anatolevich Volkov (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Волков; born March 28, 1964), commonly known as Sasha Volkov, is a retired Soviet-Ukraine professional basketball player of Russian ethnicity. He was born in Omsk, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union. At 6'10" (2.08 m) tall, he played at the power forward and center positions.

Professional career[edit]

He played professionally for Stroitel (1981–1986; 1988–1989), CSKA Moscow (1986–1988), in the NBA, with the Atlanta Hawks (1989–1992), Panasonic Reggio Calabria (1992–1993), Panathinaikos (1993–1994), Olympiacos (1994–1995), and Kyiv (2000–2002).

He was one of the founders of BC Kyiv. Volkov, who had already retired from playing in 1995, returned to play several games, to help the newly found team in 2000. He later also served as the team's President.[1]

National team career[edit]

Volkov won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, as a member of the senior Soviet Union national basketball team. He also briefly came out of retirement, to play for the senior Ukrainian national basketball team, in 1998.[2]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989–90 Atlanta 72 4 13.0 .482 .382 .583 1.7 1.2 .5 .3 5.0
1991–92 Atlanta 77 27 19.7 .441 .318 .631 3.4 3.2 .9 .4 8.6
Career 149 31 16.5 .455 .333 .613 2.6 2.2 .7 .3 6.8

Politics[edit]

From 1999 to 2000, he served as a chairman of the State Committee on Sports in Ukraine. In June 2007, he was elected the head of the Ukrainian Basketball Federation.[3]

Volkov was elected to the Ukrainian Parliament in 2006 on the party list of the Our Ukraine Bloc.[4] But against the will of his faction, he joined the Anti-Crisis Coalition, which prompted early elections.[4] In the early parliamentary elections in 2007 he was reelected to Parliament through the Party of Regions.[4] Volkov was again elected through the Party of Regions to the Ukrainian Parliament in 2012.[5] But left this party's faction in parliament on 17 April 2014.[6] and joined the (then new) faction Economic Development one week later.[7]

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Preceded by
Ivan Fedorenko
Chairman of the State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Ivan Fedorenko
(Chairman of the State Committee of Youth, Sports, and Tourism)