Raimonds Karnītis

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Raimonds Karnītis (December 26, 1929 – October 10, 1999) was a Latvian basketball player and coach. He was the head coach of the TTT Riga women's basketball team of the European Cup For Women's Champions Clubs.



Karnītis played professionally for various teams in Latvia from 1951 to 1962, including ASK Riga (1951–1953), Spartaks Rīga and VEF Riga. He was part of the VEF Riga team that took third place in the USSR Premier Basketball League in 1960. Between 1948 and 1958, Karnītis participated in 65 games for the Latvia national basketball team.


Karnītis coached the TTT Riga (also known as Daugava Riga) team from 1968 to 1986. Under his leadership, the team won the European Cup For Women's Champions Clubs' championship 15 times and the Soviet Women's Basketball Championship 18 times.