|Born||13 December 1959|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|NBA draft||1981 / Undrafted|
|2001–2004||Estonian National team|
|Career highlights and awards|
His most notable achievements include winning the World Championship as a member of the Soviet Union team in the 1982 in Bogota, Colombia and the gold, silver and bronze medals with the same team in the 1983, 1985 and 1987 EuroBasket competitions. He won the Soviet Union League championship twice as a member of the CSKA Moscow basketball team and ended his professional career as a player in 1996, after playing a season with the Tampereen Pyrintö in Finland. After retiring his playing career, he coached various teams in Estonia, including Estonia national basketball team between 2001-2004. His best result as a head coach was a win over 2000 Olympic silver France, the first game and win in Saku Suurhall. The game in 2001 finished 64-59.
Heino Enden has a son with Russian rhythmic gymnast Galina Beloglazova, Anthony Enden, who has also played basketball at national level in Estonian minor teams. From his Moscow years he has remained good friends with teammate Andrei Lopatov and hockey player Igor Larionov.
Enden currently owns and operates "Nikolay", a pie buffet in Tallinn with his sister Pille Enden.
Achievements with clubEdit
- Pahv, Peep. "Heino Enden - Hall of Fame". Postimees. 1 June 2009. Accessed 1 April 2012. (in Estonian)
- profile at FIBA.com. Accessed 1 April 2012.
- Ranne, Raul. "Viimne maailmameister". Neljas.ee. 18 November 2008. Accessed 1 April 2012. (in Estonian)
- Paju, Tarmo. "Enden muudkui võidab". Õhtuleht. 21 January 2002. Accessed 1 April 2012. (in Estonian)
- Kaupmees, Greta. "Üksikisa elu algab nagu filmis 'Kolm meest ja beebi'". Õhtuleht. 6 March 2003. Accessed 2 April 2012. (in Estonian)
- Rosen, Britt. "Basketball hero in pie business, warns against addiction". Postimees in English. 18 March 2013. Accessed 18 March 2013