Mixed Feelings For Estonia Boss

National team coach Tiit Sokk has high hopes for the long-term future of Estonian basketball but the likely loss of two of his key players means his immediate outlook is less optimistic.

There are question marks surrounding the continued presence of star duo Martin Muursepp and Tanel Tein and Sokk admits it is going to be hard to find cover for them if they do decide to call time on their international careers.

Muursepp Surprised By Ease Of Victory

Estonia forward Martin Muursepp admits his side expected to face a much tougher test after beating Poland 74-45.

The result means that Estonia have preserved their European Championship Division A status and Muursepp was surprised with the ease of the victory.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
Vallo Allingu 2.06 11.01.1978 Jögeva Vald (EST)  
Gregor Arbet SF 1.95 19.06.1983 Tallinn (EST)  
Marek Doronin SF 2.00 09.01.1983 Tartu (EST)  
Reinar Hallik 2.08 05.01.1984 Narva (EST)  
Tanel Kaljula 1.90 04.01.1981 Tartu (EST)  
Valmo Kriisa PG 1.90 18.05.1974 Pärnu (EST)  
Heiko Niidas 2.05 15.03.1983 Kose Vald (EST)  
Asko Paade 2.05 06.09.1984 Tartu (EST)  
Jesper Parve GF 1.97 03.02.1980 Tallinn (EST)  
Priit Silland 1.96 02.05.1981 Narva (EST)  
4Tanel Tein 1.93 10.01.1978 Tartu (EST)  
5Gert Dorbek SG 1.93 10.06.1985 Tallinn (EST)  
6Silver Leppik SG 1.88 31.03.1983 Jögeva Vald (EST)  
7Veljo Vares GF 2.00 29.05.1981 Luunja (EST)  
8Janar Talts PF 2.07 07.04.1983 Tallinn (EST)  
9Andre Pärn 2.00 21.09.1977 Ingliste/Rapla (EST)  
10Kristjan Makke FC 2.05 12.03.1981 Kohtla-Järve (EST)  
11Tarmo Kikerpill 1.96 13.06.1977 Elva (EST)  
12Ardo Ärmpalu 2.07 26.12.1980 Rapla (EST)  
13Martin Müürsepp 2.05 26.09.1974 Tallinn (EST)  Unics (Kazan) 
14Kristjan Kangur SF 2.01 23.10.1982 Pärnu (EST)  
15Tanel Sokk PG 1.88 20.01.1985 Tallinn (EST)  


Head Coach: Tiit Sokk

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Drop Looms For Estonia

Estonia are in danger of slipping out of Division A of the European Championship after being beaten 96-86 by the Czech Republic.

Estonia, who are taking part in the additional qualification round for EuroBasket 2005, have now lost all three games.

Estonia: Sokk Unhappy With Defeat

Estonia coach Tiit Sokk was heavily critical of his players after watching them slump to a 75-57 defeat against the Czech Republic in their opening European Championship qualifier.

Sokk's side failed to make the most of their home advantage and slumped to a convincing loss despite an 18-point haul from forward Martin Muursepp.

Kriisa Out For Estonia18.08.2005
Estonia: Sokk Dismayed By Latvia Thrashing16.08.2005
Estonia Seeking A Return To Winning Ways14.08.2005
Estonia: Kriisa Participation In Doubt11.08.2005
Estonia Drop Two Games To Lithuania09.08.2005
Sokk Admits Estonia Need To Improve28.07.2005
Arbet Blow For Estonia21.07.2005
Muursepp Ready For Estonia12.07.2005
Estonia: Pugonen Enjoys First Call-Up28.06.2005
Injury Problems Mount For Estonia18.06.2005




PTSM. Müürsepp17.3
RTM. Müürsepp5.6
ASG. Kullamäe2.2
STM. Müürsepp2.1
BSM. Müürsepp0.6


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08.09.2004vs NED[W] 91-88 (H)
11.09.2004vs TUR[L] 57-85 (A)
15.09.2004vs BIH[L] 61-70 (H)
18.09.2004vs NED[L] 72-76 (A)
22.09.2004vs TUR[L] 76-78 (H)
25.09.2004vs BIH[L] 71-92 (A)
19.08.2005vs CZE[L] 57-75 (H)
26.08.2005vs POL[L] 76-82 (A)
29.08.2005vs CZE[L] 86-96 (A)
04.09.2005vs POL[W] 74-45 (H)



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