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04.06.2006
Rimas Looks To Create His Own Dream Team

After winning an Olympic gold in 1988, playing against the USA "Dream Team" in 1992 and collecting a host of other medals in his illustrious career, some might have expected Lithuanian basketball legend Rimas Kurtinaitis to kick back and relax.

He retired in 1997, but nothing could be further from the truth as the former shooting guard has just guided Azerbaijan to their first-ever trophy.

31.05.2006
Gibraltar Wake Up, Nearly Shock Andorra

Gibraltar made a stunning recovery from their opening day humiliation against Moldova in the European Promotion Cup for Men but still lost 68 67 to Andorra on Tuesday.

Thrashed 100-54 on Monday, Gibraltar hit back and led Andorra 21 17 after the opening quarter and maintained that advantage at 38-34 at half-time.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Anton Belousov 1.92 05.07.1982 Baku (AZE)  
 5Tahir Bakhshiyev PF 2.00 07.03.1982 Ordubad/Naxcivan (AZE)  
 6Zaur Pashayev 1.88 31.08.1983 Jalilabad (AZE)  
 7Anar Sariyev 1.97 14.01.1981 Baku (AZE)  
 8Fuad Niftaliyev PG 1.85 21.08.1980 Baku (AZE)  
 9Aleksandr Rindin 2.25 05.04.1985 Sumgayit (AZE)  
10Mehran Hamidzade 1.93 30.08.1979 Baku (AZE)  
11Davit Barbakadze 2.04 12.08.1982 Tblisi (GEO)  
12Amil Hamzayev PF 2.04 25.06.1990 Ganja (AZE)  
13Aleksey Kitayev 1.97 04.01.1984 Baku (AZE)  
14Emil Mirzayev 1.89 15.12.1988 Baku (AZE)  
15Anar Hajiyev 1.98 02.06.1988 Baku (AZE)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis
Assistant Coach: Elkhan Aliyev

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30.05.2006
Promotion Cup Opens In Albania

Following a well-organised opening ceremony, Andorra and Moldova prevailed in Group A and both Albania and Azerbaijan tasted triumph in Group B on the opening day of the Promotion Cup in Durrsi.

The Andorrans, winners of this event in three of the previous four years, seized control early and rolled to an 87-73 victory over Malta.

Team

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSZ. Pashayev14.5
RTA. Rindin9.0
ASZ. Pashayev5.8
STZ. Pashayev2.0
BSA. Rindin3.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

29.05.2006vs WAL[W] 82-62
30.05.2006vs SMR[W] 86-74
31.05.2006vs ALB[L] 59-87
02.06.2006vs MDA[W] 81-70
03.06.2006vs ALB[W] 66-57

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Secretary General: Gakhraman Mammadyarov
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