December 23, 2014
Rimas Kurtinaitis - BC Khimki Champ Eurocup 2011-12 - Finals Khimki 2012_38312
Eurocup champion and Turkish Airlines Euroleague bound BC Khimki Moscow Region announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis on a two-year contract extension. Kurtinaitis led Khimki to the Eurocup title in their first full season together earlier this month. In doing so he became the first coach to win the Eurocup twice. He previously led Lietuvos Rytas to the 2009 Eurocup. Kurtinaitis, 51, has tasted greatness as a player and coach. A world-renowned shooter, Kurtinaitis won World, European and Olympic Championships as a player for the Soviet Union in the 1980s and celebrated three domestic titles with Zalgiris Kaunas. During his 18-year playing career, he also won the Spanish League title with Real Madrid in 1994. All told, Kurtinaitis played for nine teams in six countries between 1981 and 1999. Following his playing days, which ended at Rytas in 1999, Kurtinaitis was appointed Lithuania's minister of sport, a post in which he worked for more than four years. He has since built his coaching career with club stops at Baku Gala of Azerbaijan, Sakalai and Rytas of Lithuania, Ural Great in Russia, Slask Wroclaw of Poland and VEF Riga of Latvia. He also served as national team coach of Azerbaijan and as assistant national team coach for Lithuania at two Olympics. The 2012-13 season will mark Kurtinaitis’s debut as a head coach in the Euroleague.
Published: Feb 06, 2012
Vlado Ilevski - Anadolu Efes
Published: Feb 01, 2012
Lokomotiv Kuban has taken veteran playmaker Vlado Ilievski on loan from Turkish Airlines Euroleague side Anadolu Efes for the remainder of the season. Ilievski (1.88 meters, 32 years old) will be eligible to compete in the Eurocup from the next game against Benetton Basket. He played in all 10 Euroleague Regular Season games for Efes this season and averaged 2.7 points and 2.6 assists over 17 minutes. Lokomotiv becomes his first Eurocup side since he played the ULEB Cup with Virtus Roma in 2005-06. He averaged 9.9 points and 3.4 assists over 14 games that season in helping Roma to the quarterfinals...
Velimir Perasovic
Published: Jan 26, 2012
Valencia Basket reached an agreement with head coach Velimir Perasovic to join the team for the remainder of the season, the club announced Thursday. Perasovic, 46, is expected to arrive in Valencia on Saturday and his first game on the bench will be next week at CEZ Nymburk. He arrives from Anadolu Efes, where he started the 2010-11 season before being fired in March.