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.
|Born||14 January 1929|
Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||23 December 1999 (aged 70)|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
|1967–1995||Spartak Leningrad / Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|1970, 1973||USSR University Team|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
|FIBA Hall of Fame as coach|
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
- Master of Sports of the USSR: (1952)
- Honored Coach of the USSR: (1971)
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour: (1972)
- Order of the Badge of Honour: (1985)
- Order of Friendship of Peoples: (1985)
- Order of Friendship: (1995)
- FIBA Order of Merit: (1999)
- Honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg: (1999)
- Contributor to Russian Basketball: (2007)
- FIBA Hall of Fame: (2007)