Pavel Petera Passes Away

26.12.2013

BASKETBALL IN EUROPE

Czechoslovakia coach Pavel Petera gives instructions during a time-out at the 1981 EuroBasket
Czechoslovakia coach Pavel Petera gives instructions during a time-out at the 1981 EuroBasket

Pavel Petera, one of Czech basketball's most influential coaches of all time, has passed away at the age of 71, in Prague.

Petera served basketball for over 21 years and his coaching prowess is associated with the last big success of the Czechoslovakia men's national team, a silver medal from the 1985 EuroBasket in Germany.

He also led them to two bronze medals, in the 1977 and 1981 editions of the event.

Petera stayed at the helm of the national team for over 450 games, in the period between 1976 and 1987.

In 1987 year he was nominated as a coach for the European selection in FIBA's All Star games series and following that he worked for two years as the coach of Aris Thessaloniki.

After finishing his career as a coach Petera turned to journalism and became the Editor-in-chief of daily newspaper "Sport" in Prague.


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