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Vladimir Petrovich Kondrashin (Cyrillic: Владимир Петрович Кондрашин) (14 January 1929 in Leningrad, Soviet Union – 23 December 1999 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a Russian professional basketball player and coach. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Vladimir Kondrashin
Personal information
Born(1929-01-14)14 January 1929
Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Died23 December 1999(1999-12-23) (aged 70)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
NationalitySoviet / Russian
Coaching career1967–1995
Career history
As player:
0Spartak Leningrad
As coach:
1967–1995Spartak Leningrad / Spartak Saint Petersburg
1970, 1973USSR University Team
1971–1976USSR
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

FIBA Hall of Fame as coach

Playing careerEdit

Kondrashin played club basketball with Spartak Leningrad. As a player, he received the Master of Sports of the USSR award in 1952.

Coaching careerEdit

Club levelEdit

At the club level, Kondrashin was the head coach of Spartak Leningrad (later named Spartak Saint Petersburg), from 1967 to 1995. With Spartak, he won the European-wide secondary level FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup, in 1973 and 1975, and the USSR / CIS League, in 1975 and 1992.

Soviet Union national basketball teamEdit

Kondrashin coached the senior men's Soviet Union national basketball team, from 1971 to 1976. He led them to their first Summer Olympics gold medal, at the 1972 Summer Olympics, when they beat the United States, in the 1972 Summer Olympics' controversial final game, on a last second shot by Alexander Belov. He also coached the Soviet Union to a gold medal at the 1974 FIBA World Championship, a bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1971, a silver medal at the EuroBasket 1975, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1973.

In addition to coaching the senior Soviet national team, he also coached the Soviet national university team, which he led to a gold medal at the 1970 World University Games, and a silver medal at the 1973 World University Games.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

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