Viktor Zubkov (basketball)
24 April 1937|
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||16 October 2016(aged 79)|
|Listed height||2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Виктор Алексеевич Зубков; 24 April 1937 – 16 October 2016) was a Soviet basketball player. At a height of 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in), he played at the center position. He is considered to be one of the most distinguished players of Soviet and European basketball in the 1950s and 1960s.
Soviet national team
As a member of the senior men's Soviet national team for seven years (1956–1963), he won two Olympic silver medals (1956 and 1960), one FIBA World Championship bronze medal, in 1963 (in which he was also the team captain), and three EuroBasket gold medals (1957, 1959, and 1961).
Zubkov retired from playing basketball in 1966, and after that he worked as senior instructor and deputy chief of the military-engineering academy, named after Valerian Kuybyshev, and as the head coach of the Mozambican national team.
Zubkov died on 16 October 2016.
- "EuroBasket History - The 50's". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Умер двукратный призер ОИ по баскетболу Виктор Зубков". lenta.ru. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
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