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Otar Korkia

Otar Korkia
Otar Korkia.jpg
Otar Korkia during basketball game
Personal information
BornMay 10, 1923
Kutaisi, Georgia
DiedMarch 15, 2005(2005-03-15) (aged 81)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Listed height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
Playing career1943–1958
Coaching career1958–1970
Career history
As player:
1943–1946Dinamo Kutaisi
1947–1958Dinamo Tbilisi
As coach:
1958–1962Soviet Union U20
1962–1967Dinamo Tbilisi
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Otar Korkia (Georgian: ოთარ ქორქია, Russian: Отар Михайлович Коркия; May 10, 1923 in Kutaisi – March 15, 2005 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian professional basketball player and coach.

Club career

Korkia trained at Dynamo in Tbilisi.[1] He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Soviet Union national team

Korkia was a member of the senior Soviet Union national basketball team, which won the silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games. He played in seven games.[2]

Coaching career

Korkia was the head coach of Dinamo Tbilisi, when the club won the European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) in 1962.

Titles won


Head coach

See also


  1. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 306.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Otar Korkia Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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