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 was part of Soviet teams that won the bronze medal at the 1968 and the gold medal at the 1972 Olympics. He is known as one of the best Lithuanian players of all-time having a superior dribbling ability. He was selected as Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year a record seven times, in 1965–1967 and 1969–1972. Paulauskas also was the Soviet Union national basketball team captain since 1969. In 1991 he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players.
After retiring from competitions, from 1977 to 1989 Paulauskas trained the junior team of the Soviet Union, and in the early 1990s was headed his native club Žalgiris. After that he coached basketball in schools, both in Lithuania and in Russia.
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