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Hanno Möttölä
Position Power forward
Height 6 ft 10.25 in (2.09 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
League Korisliiga
Team Torpan Pojat
Born September 9, 1976 (1976-09-09) (age 33)
Helsinki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
College Utah
Draft 2nd round, 40th overall, 2000
Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2000–2008; 2009–present
Former teams Atlanta Hawks (2000–02)
TAU Cerámica (2002–03)
Skipper Bologna (2003–04)
Scavolini Pesaro (2004–05)
Dynamo Moscow (2005–06)
Žalgiris Kaunas (2006–2007)
Aris Thessaloniki (2007–2008)

Hanno Möttölä (born September 9, 1976 in Helsinki) is a Finnish professional basketball player at the power forward position, who previously played for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Möttölä was the first player from Finland to play in the NBA.

Möttölä attended the University of Utah in the US. He was selected in the second round, 40th overall, in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He would play two seasons with the Hawks. After his time with the Hawks, he returned to Europe, playing in Spain with TAU Cerámica of the ACB, then in Italy with Skipper Bologna (2003-2004, reached the Italian championship finals and Euroleague final) and Scavolini Pesaro (2004-2005), in the Russian Super League with Dynamo Moscow, at the Lithuanian league with Žalgiris Kaunas and in the Greek A1 league with Aris, after signing with the team on July 26, 2007.[1] He announced his retirement from basketball on 26 September 2008[2], but decided to return to basketball nine months later.[3] In September 2009 Möttölä signed with the Finnish team Torpan Pojat.

Notes

  1. ^ Aris inks big men Mottola and Agadakos
  2. ^ Hanno Mottola of Finland retires
  3. ^ El pívot finés ha decidido regresar a la competición tras nueve meses de retiro (in Spanish)

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