Otar Korkia

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Otar Korkia
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Otar Korkia during basketball game
Personal information
Born May 10, 1923
Kutaisi, Georgia
Died March 15, 2005(2005-03-15) (aged 81)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 205 kg (452 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1943–1958
Position Center
Coaching career 1958–1970
Career history
As player:
1943–1946 Dinamo Kutaisi
1947–1958 Dinamo Tbilisi
As coach:
1958–1962 Soviet Union U20
1962–1967 Dinamo Tbilisi
1968–1970 Cambodia
Career highlights and awards

As a player

Otar Korkia (Georgian: ოთარ ქორქია, Russian: Отар Михайлович Коркия; May 10, 1923 in Kutaisi – March 15, 2005 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian 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 Soviet Union national basketball team, which won the silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games. He played in seven games.

Coaching career[edit]

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





  1. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 306. 

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