Gundars Vētra

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Gundars Vētra
Gundars Vētra 81.JPG
Dynamo Kursk
Position Head coach
League RBL
Personal information
Born (1967-05-22) May 22, 1967 (age 49)
Ventspils, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1989 / Undrafted
Playing career 1984–2002
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 2
Coaching career 2002–present
Career history
As player:
1984–1986 VEF Rīga
1986–1987 Sverdlovsk SKA
1988–1992 VEF Rīga
1992–1993 Minnesota Timberwolves
1993–1994 Ādaži Rīga
1994–1995 Brocēni Rīga
1995–1996 CSKA Moscow
1996–1997 Galatasaray
1997–2000 CSKA Moscow
2000–2002 Fabriano Basket
As coach:
2002–2005 Barons
2005–2006 Ural Great (assistant)
2006–2007 Barons
2007–2009 CSKA Moscow (women)
2009–2011 UMMC Ekaterinburg (women)
2011–2012 Ventspils
2012–2013 Spartak Primorye
2013–2014 Spartak St. Petersburg
2014–present Dynamo Kursk (women)
Career highlights and awards

Gundars Vētra (born May 22, 1967) is a Latvian former professional basketball player and a current coach. He most recently served as a head coach of Spartak St. Petersburg.

Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he played at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He was the first Latvian to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1992–1993.

Coaching career[edit]

After finishing his playing career, Vētra became a coach. He first started as head coach of Barons, leading them to their first ever LBL finals appearance in 2005. For the 2005-06 season he was an assistant to Sharon Drucker with Ural Great. Following a season in Russia, Vētra returned to Latvia, where he re-united with Barons. His second stint with Barons wasn't as good as expected, and Vētra left them to try his hand in women's basketball. After four seasons in Russia he went back to Latvia, joining BK Ventspils, where his team made the Latvian League finals.

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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[edit]

1992–93 Minnesota 13 0 6.8 .475 1.000 .667 .6 .5 .2 .0 3.5
Career 13 0 6.8 .475 1.000 .667 .6 .5 .2 .0 3.5

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