June 29, 1975 |
Novokuznetsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||125 kg (276 lb)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2004–2007||Dinamo Moscow Region|
|2010–2011||Universitet Yugra Surgut|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nikita Leonidovich Morgunov (Russian: Никита Леонидович Моргунов; born June 29, 1975) is a Russian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he played both the power forward and center positions. He represented the Russian national basketball team.
Some of the clubs that Morgunov has played with during his pro career include: CSKA Moscow (1995–97, 2000–02), Atletas Kaunas in Lithuania (1997–99), Avtodor Saratov (2002), Dynamo Moscow (2002–03, 2012–13), Dinamo Moscow Region (2004–07), Khimki (2007–08), Lokomotiv Kuban (2008–10), and Universitet Yugra Surgut (2010-11) in Russia, and Makedonikos Kozani in Greece (2003–04). He has also been under contract with the NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers for three separate periods (January 26 - April 24, 1999; October 7, 1999 - April 14, 2000, and October 11–28, 2000), but he has not played in any regular season NBA games for the team.
Russian national team
Morgunov was also a member of the senior men's Russian national team that won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2007. He also played at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and he won a silver medal at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.
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