Vasily Karasev

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Vasily Karasev
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Position Head coach
League VTB
Personal information
Born (1971-04-14) April 14, 1971 (age 47)
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2009
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Career history
As player:
1990–1992 Spartak St. Petersburg
1992–1996 CSKA Moscow
1996–1997 Efes Pilsen
1997–1998 Alba Berlin
1998–2000 CSKA Moscow
2000–2001 Iraklis Thessaloniki
2001–2002 Ural Great Perm
2002–2003 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody
2003–2005 Khimki
2005–2006 Ural Great Perm
2006–2008 Universitet Yugra Surgut
2008–2009 Triumph Lyubertsy
As coach:
2010, 2014 Russia Under-20
2010–2012 Triumph Lyubertsy (assistant)
2012–present Triumph Lyubertsy / Zenit
2013 Russia
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

Vasily Nikolayevich Karasev (Russian: Василий Николаевич Карасев; born April 14, 1971) is a Russian former professional basketball player and coach. He is the current head coach of Triumph Lyubertsy.

Professional playing career[edit]

For several years, Karasev was the starting point guard of the Russian League club CSKA Moscow, in the EuroLeague. He also led CSKA to the 1996 EuroLeague Final Four, where he was named to the EuroLeague All-Final Four Team. He was selected to the FIBA EuroStars team in the years 1997, 1998, and 1999. He is widely considered to be one of the best European point guards of the 1990s.

National team playing career[edit]

Karasev was the starting point guard of the senior men's Russian national basketball team, between 1993 and 2003. With Russia's senior national team, Karasev won two EuroBasket medals, the silver medal at the EuroBasket 1993 and the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1997. He also won two FIBA World Cup silver medals, one at the 1994 FIBA World Championship, and one at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

At the 1998 FIBA World Championship, he was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Coaching career[edit]

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Karasev began working as a basketball coach. He became the head coach of Triumph Lyubertsy (later renamed to Zenit St. Petersburg), in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Vasily is the father of Sergey Karasev. Sergey has been a senior Russian national basketball team player, and has played with the pro clubs Triumph Lyubertsy, Canton Charge, Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets (NBA), and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

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