Ivan Edeshko

Ivan Ivanovich Edeshko (Belarusian: Іван Іванавіч Ядэшка; Russian: Иван Иванович Едешко; born March 25, 1945 in Stetski village, Hrodna Voblast, Byelorussian SSR[1]) is a retired Belarusian professional basketball player and coach.

Ivan Edeshko
Personal information
Born (1945-03-25) March 25, 1945 (age 77)
Hrodna district, Grodno Region, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalitySoviet and Belarusian
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1967 / Undrafted
Playing career1963–1981
PositionPoint guard
Career history
As player:
1963–1970Spartak Minsk
1971–1977CSKA Moscow
1977–1979SKA Kyiv
1979–1980CSKA Moscow
1980–1981SKA Kyiv
As coach:
1982–1987Soviet Union (assistant)
1990–1992CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Club careerEdit

During his club career, Edeshko trained at the Armed Forces sports society, in Moscow. He spent most of his career with CSKA Moscow.

Soviet national teamEdit

Edeshko won a gold medal with the senior Soviet national team at the 1972 Summer Olympics. In the gold medal game against the American national team, Edeshko's full-court length inbound pass led to Alexander Belov's game-winning basket with no time left on the game clock. The game's final score was 51–50.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Профиль на сайте НОК Белоруссии". Archived from the original on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. ^ Олимпийский чемпион 1972 года по баскетболу Иван Едешко: Водка с икрой — за победу над США

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