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Rimas Kurtinaitis
Position(s) Shooting guard
Jersey #(s) 10,12
Born May 15, 1960 (1960-05-15) (age 49)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Career information
Year(s) 1981–1999
Professional team(s)

As Player

Career stats (NBA and/or ABA)
Points     ?
Rebound     ?
Assists     ?
Career highlights and awards
  • 5-time USSR League Champion 1982,1983,1985,1986,1987
  • ACB Champion - 1994
  • LKL All-Star game MVP - 1995
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Men's Olympic basketball
Gold 1988 Seoul Men's basketball
World championships
Silver Spain 1986 USSR
European Championships
Gold 1985 West Germany USSR
Bronze 1989 Yugoslavia USSR
Competitor for  Lithuania
Men's Olympic basketball
Bronze 1992 Barcelona National team
Bronze 1996 Atlanta National team
European Championships
Silver 1995 Greece National team

Rimas Kurtinaitis (born May 15, 1960 in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a retired Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who was a member of the USSR and Lithuanian national basketball teams. He is the current head coach for Lithuanian team BC Lietuvos Rytas. 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.[1] 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

His former teams include Žalgiris Kaunas, CSKA Moscow, and Real Madrid. Kurtinaitis was also the first European player to play as an import in Australia's National Basketball League, playing for the Townsville Suns in 1993.

LKL champion 2009(head coach),BBL champion 2009(head coach),LKF cup winner 2009(head coach)

References

  1. ^ "EUROBASKET - Lithuanian basketball". Eurobasket.net. http://www.eurobasket.com/ltu/ltu.asp. Retrieved 2007-06-21.  

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