Otar Korkia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Otar Korkia
Otar Korkia.jpg
Otar Korkia during basketball game
Personal information
BornMay 10, 1923
Kutaisi, Georgia
DiedMarch 15, 2005(2005-03-15) (aged 81)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Listed height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
Playing career1943–1958
Coaching career1958–1970
Career history
As player:
1943–1946Dinamo Kutaisi
1947–1958Dinamo Tbilisi
As coach:
1958–1962Soviet Union U20
1962–1967Dinamo Tbilisi
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Otar Korkia (Georgian: ოთარ ქორქია, Russian: Отар Михайлович Коркия; May 10, 1923 in Kutaisi – March 15, 2005 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian professional basketball player and coach.

Club career[edit]

Korkia trained at Dynamo in Tbilisi.[1] He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Soviet Union national team[edit]

Korkia was a member of the senior Soviet Union national basketball team, which won the silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games. He played in seven games.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Korkia was the head coach of Dinamo Tbilisi, when the club won the European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) in 1962.

Titles won[edit]


Head coach[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 306.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Otar Korkia Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

External links[edit]