Witold Edward Zagórski (September 25, 1930 – June 30, 2016)[1] was a Polish professional basketball player and coach.

Witold Zagórski
Medal record
Representing  Poland
Men’s Basketball
EuroBasket
Silver medal – second place 1963 Poland Team Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1965 USSR Team Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Finland Team Poland

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

During his club playing career, Zagórski was a player of the Polish teams Polonia Warszawa (1950–1960), and CWKS Legia Warszawa (1960–1961). He won two Polish League championships, in 1959 and 1961.

Polish national teamEdit

Zagórski was a member of the senior Polish national basketball team, in 49 games, from 1951 to 1956. With Poland, he played at EuroBasket 1955.

Coaching careerEdit

ClubsEdit

Zagórski was chosen to be the head coach of the FIBA European Selection team on 7 occasions (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973).

National teamEdit

Zagórski was the head coach the senior Polish national basketball team, from 1961 to 1975. With Poland, he finished in 5th place at the 1967 FIBA World Championship. He also won three medals at the EuroBasket: silver (1963) and bronze (1965 and 1967).

With Zagórski as the team's head coach, Poland's senior national team also played at three Summer Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo, 1968 Mexico City, and 1972 Munich).

PersonalEdit

Zagórski died on 30 June 2016, at the age of 85.[2]

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "Zagórski Witold". Internetowa encyklopedia PWN (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  • "Zagórski Witold". WIEM Encyclopedia (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-06-18.

External linksEdit