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 played with during his pro career included: 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 was also 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 did 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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