Anatoly Myshkin

Anatoly Dmitriyevich Myshkin (born August 14, 1954) is a retired Soviet and Russian professional basketball player and coach. At 6 feet 9 ​12 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.

Anatoly Myshkin
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Myshkin in 2011
Personal information
Born (1954-08-14) August 14, 1954 (age 66)
Sylva, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Listed height6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1970–1986
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Coaching career1986–present
Career history
As player:
1970–1976Uralmash Sverdlovsk
1976–1984CSKA Moscow
1985Dynamo Moscow
1985–1986CSKA Moscow
As coach:
1986–1988CSKA women (assistant)
1988–2001CSKA women
2001–2004Arsenal Tula
2005–2006Universitet Surgut
2007–2008Dynamo Kursk
2013–2015Russia women
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

As a head coach:

He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors list. He was nicknamed, "The Prince".

Club careerEdit

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.

Coaching careerEdit

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.[1]


External linksEdit

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  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Anatoly Myshkin". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.