Heino Enden

Heino Enden (born 13 December 1959 in Tallinn) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player who played mostly at the shooting guard position.[1]

Heino Enden
Personal information
Born (1959-12-13) 13 December 1959 (age 61)
Tallinn, Estonia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Career information
NBA draft1981 / Undrafted
Playing career1978–1996
PositionShooting guard
Career history
As player:
1983–1988CSKA Moscow
1988–1989Tampereen Pyrintö
As coach:
2001–2004Estonian National team
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× USSR Champion (1984, 1988)

Basketball careerEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[5] 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.[6]

Achievements with clubEdit

CSKA Moscow

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pahv, Peep. "Heino Enden - Hall of Fame Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine". Postimees. 1 June 2009. Accessed 1 April 2012. (in Estonian)
  2. ^ profile at FIBA.com. Accessed 1 April 2012.
  3. ^ Ranne, Raul. "Viimne maailmameister" Archived 2012-03-18 at the Wayback Machine. Neljas.ee. 18 November 2008. Accessed 1 April 2012. (in Estonian)
  4. ^ Paju, Tarmo (21 January 2002). "Enden muudkui võidab". Õhtuleht. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  5. ^ Kaupmees, Greta (6 March 2003). "Üksikisa elu algab nagu filmis "Kolm meest ja beebi" | Elu". elu.ohtuleht.ee. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. ^ Rosen, Britt (18 March 2013). "Basketball hero in pie business, warns against addiction". Postimees in English. Retrieved 18 March 2013.