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.
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.
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.
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