Baldur Þór Ragnarsson

Baldur Þór Ragnarsson (born 23 February 1990) is an Icelandic basketball coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach of Tindastóll of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla.[1]

Baldur Þór Ragnarsson
Tindastóll
PositionHead coach
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 31)
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Listed weight76 kg (168 lb)
Career information
Playing career2006–2017
PositionPoint guard
Number4
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
2006–2017Þór Þorlákshöfn
As coach:
2015–2018Þór Þorlákshöfn (assistant)
2018–2019Þór Þorlákshöfn
2019–presentTindastóll
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

Playing careerEdit

Baldur spent his entire senior team career with Þór Þorlákshöfn, first appearing with the team during the 2006–2007 season[2] when the club was relegated from the Úrvalsdeild karla on the last day of the regular season.[3] His best season came in 2010–2011 when he led the 1. deild karla in assists,[4] helping Þór to a victory in the league and promotion to back to the Úrvalsdeild.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2015, Baldur was hired as an assistant coach to Einar Árni Jóhannsson with Þór. Prior to the 2018–2019 season, he was promoted to head coach after Einar Árni announced that he would not continue with the team.[6] During the regular season, he led Þór to the 6th seed in the playoffs and was named the best coach of the second half of the season.[7] In the first round, Þór mounted an improbable comeback after losing the first two games in the best-of-three series against Tindastóll, by winning the next three. In the fifth an deciding game, Þór was down by 23 points before rallying back and scoring the game winning basket with 2 seconds to go.[8] In the semi-finals, Þór lost to eventual champions KR.[9]

In May 2019, Baldur was hired as the head coach of Tindastóll, replacing Israel Martín.[10][11] The hiring did not come without a controversy as Þór claimed that Baldur was still under contract when Tindastóll offered him the job.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 April 2021). "Búddastellingin hans Baldurs stal senunni í Domino´s Körfuboltakvöldi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Iceland Express deild karla – Þór Þorlákshöfn". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Association. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Fjölnir hélt sér uppi – Þór úr Þorlákshöfn féll". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 March 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  4. ^ ". deild karla (2011 Tímabil) – Tölfræði". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Association. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. ^ "1. deild karla (2011 Tímabil) – Staða". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Association. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Baldur Þór tekur við af Einari Árna sem þjálfari Þórs í vor". Hafnarfréttir (in Icelandic). 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (15 March 2019). "Brandon og Baldur fengu stærstu verðlaunin". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  8. ^ Jóhann Ingi Hafþórsson (1 April 2019). "Þór áfram eftir lygilega endurkomu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  9. ^ "KR komið í úrslit sjötta árið í röð". RÚV (in Icelandic). 15 April 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  10. ^ Ívar Benediktsson (9 May 2019). "Tímabært að fara út fyrir þægindahringinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  11. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (9 May 2019). "Baldur: Hún bjó mig til og styður mig í því sem ég geri". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  12. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (10 May 2019). "Þórsarar senda Stólunum kaldar kveðjur: „Fólk er orðlaust og sárt yfir þessu framferði"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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