Otar Korkia

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Otar Korkia

Otar Korkia during basketball game
Personal information
Born May 10, 1923
Kutaisi, Georgia
Died March 15, 2005(2005-03-15) (aged 81)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1943–1958
Position Center
Coaching career 1958–1970
Career history
As player:
1943–1946 Dinamo Kutaisi
1947–1958 Dinamo Tbilisi
As coach:
1958–1962 Soviet Union U20
1962–1967 Dinamo Tbilisi
1968–1970 Cambodia
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.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 15 June 2018.