Rimas Kurtinaitis

Rimas Kurtinaitis

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Rimas Kurtinaitis (born May 15, 1960 in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a basketball trainer, head coach of the VEF Riga, retired Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who was a member of the USSR and Lithuanian national basketball team. He played as a shooting guard and is the only non-NBA player to participate in the NBA All-Star Three Point Contest in 1989. He is 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) tall.

In 1997 he was named to the Lithuanian Ministry of Sport, and in 2003 he took the position of head coach of the Azerbaijan national basketball team.

He became BC Sakalai head coach during the mid 2000s. In December 2007 he became head coach of Polish men's Śląsk Wrocław basketball team. He is currently coaching BC Lietuvos Rytas with whom he won the 2009 Eurocup Basketball title in the Final-Eight tournament in Turin (Torino)Italy in a game against Khimky Moscow Region (Final score 80-74).

Awards and achievements

  • World Champion - 1982
  • World championship Silver medalist - 1986
  • European champion - 1985
  • European championship Silver medalist - 1987, 1995
  • European championship Bronze medalist - 1989
  • Olympic champion - 1988
  • Olympic Bronze medalist -...... ...
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