Palauskas in 1970
19 March 1945 |
Kretinga, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|1997–1998||Lietuvos rytas-Statyba Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
Modestas Paulauskas[note 1] (19 March 1945) is a Lithuanian basketball coach and retired basketball player. He is known for being one of the best Lithuanian basketball players of all-time, and for having superior dribbling ability. He was selected as the Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year a record seven times, in 1965–1967, and 1969–1972.
In 1991, he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players.
Soviet national team
Paulaskas was a part of the senior Soviet Union national basketball teams that won the bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, and the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games. Paulauskas became the captain of the senior Soviet national team in 1969.
After retiring from playing basketball competitions, Paulauskas worked as a coach of the Soviet Union junior national teams, from 1977 to 1989. In the early 1990s, he was the head coach of his native club, Žalgiris Kaunas. After that, he coached basketball in schools, both in Lithuania and in Russia.
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