Jón Kr. Gíslason

Jón Kristinn Gíslason (born 14 October 1962) is an Icelandic former professional basketball player and a coach. A four-time Icelandic Basketball Player of the Year, he won three national championships and two Icelandic Basketball Cups with Keflavík.[1]

Jón Kr. Gíslason
Personal information
Born (1962-10-14) October 14, 1962 (age 58)
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Career information
Playing career1984–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number14
Coaching career1983–2009
Career history
As player:
1984–1989Keflavík
1989–1990SISU
1991-1996Keflavík
1996-1997Grindavík
2000-2001Stjarnan
2009-2011Stjarnan-b
2011Stjarnan
As coach:
1983–1984Njarðvík (women's)
1987–1989Keflavík (women's)
1988–1989Keflavík (men's)
1990–1996Keflavík (men's)
1995-1999Iceland (men's)
1998Iceland (women's)
1999Fylkir (men's)
2000–2001Stjarnan (men's)
2009Stjarnan (men's)
Career highlights and awards
As player

As coach

Career Úrvalsdeild karla playing statistics
Points3,678 (12.0 ppg)
Games307
Career coaching record
Úrvalsdeild karla132–146 (.475)
Úrvalsdeild kvenna36–16 (.692)

Icelandic national basketball teamEdit

Between 1982 and 1995, Jón played 158 games for the Icelandic national team.[2] He coached the national team from 1995[3] to 1999 when his contract was not renewed.[4] In 1998, he served as the head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team during the Promotion Cup.[5]

Team of the 20th centuryEdit

In 2001 Jón was voted to the Icelandic team of the 20th century in basketball as a player.[6]

FamilyEdit

Jón is the father of Úrvalsdeild players Dagur Kár Jónsson, Daði Lár Jónsson and Dúi Þór Jónsson.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Valur B. Jónatansson (26 November 1995). "Faríð að síga á seinni hlutann". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  3. ^ "Jón Kr. tekur við landsliðinu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 31 October 1995. p. B1. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ ""Kom mér í opna skjöldu"". Mbl.is (in Icelandic). July 1, 1999. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Jón Kr. þjálfar einnig kvennalandsliðið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 12 May 1998. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ Lið aldarinnar hjá KKÍ tilkynnt í bikarúrslitaleikjunum á laugardaginn
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (28 October 2016). "Dagur Kár: Hentaði mér mun betur að fara í Grindavík núna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ Kolbeinn Tumi Daðason (15 April 2013). "Litli bróðir fagnaði líka". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 November 2017.

External sitesEdit