Anatoly Dmitriyevich Myshkin (August 14, 1954 in Sylva, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet and Russian professional basketball player and coach. At 6 feet 9 1⁄2 inches (2.07 m) tall, and a weight of 210 lbs. (95 kg), he played as a combo forward (small forward-power forward). Myshkin was able to break up all of the defensive schemes in European basketball, due to his unique skill set. He was mobile and aggressive, and he possessed the speed and versatility to beat any defender.
Myshkin in 2011.
|Born||August 14, 1954|
Sylva, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|1986–1988||CSKA women (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As a player:
As a head coach:
While playing with CSKA Moscow, Myshkin won eight consecutive Soviet Union League titles, from 1977 to 1984. Even though his team was a FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) regular, Myshkin never had the chance to play for the European-wide top-tier level continental title.
National team careerEdit
As a member of the senior Soviet Union national team, Myshkin led them to back-to-back EuroBasket gold medals at the EuroBasket 1979 and the EuroBasket 1981. He also won the gold medal at the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in Colombia.
Following his retirement, Myshkin became a coach, and he coached the clubs CSKA Moscow, Arsenal Tula, Universitet Surgut, and Dynamo Kursk. In 2013, he became the head coach of the Russian women's national basketball team.