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Alexander Volkov (basketball)

Alexander Anatolevich "Sasha" Volkov (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Волков; born March 28, 1964, in Omsk, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is a retired Ukrainian professional basketball player. At 6'10" (2.08 m), he played the forward position.

Volkov won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics as a member of the Soviet Union national basketball team. He also came out briefly from retirement to play for the Ukraine national basketball team in 1998.[1]

He played professionally for Budivelnyk Kiev (1981–1986; 1988–1989), CSKA Moscow (1986–1988), the Atlanta Hawks (1989–1992), Panasonic Reggio Calabria (1992–1993), Panathinaikos (1993–1994), Olympiacos (1994–1995), and BC Kyiv (2000–2002).

He was one of the founders of BC Kyiv. Volkov, who already retired from playing in 1995, returned for several appearances to help the newly found team in 2000. He has also served as the team's president.[2]

From 1999 to 2000, he served as Minister of Sports in Ukraine. In June 2007, he was elected the head of the Ukrainian Basketball Federation.[3]

Volkov was elected to the Ukrainian Parliament in 2006 on the party list of the Our Ukraine Bloc.[4] But against the will of his faction, he joined the Anti-Crisis Coalition, which prompted early elections.[4] In the early parliamentary elections in 2007 he was reelected to Parliament through the Party of Regions.[4] Volkov was again elected through the Party of Regions to the Ukrainian Parliament in 2012.[5]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989–90 Atlanta 72 4 13.0 .482 .382 .583 1.7 1.2 .5 .3 5.0
1991–92 Atlanta 77 27 19.7 .441 .318 .631 3.4 3.2 .9 .4 8.6
Career 149 31 16.5 .455 .333 .613 2.6 2.2 .7 .3 6.8

Notes

External links

  • nba.com/historical/playerfile
  • basketpedya.com
  • Alexander Volkov at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Contact Sports Signs Alexander "Sasha" Volkov. Business Wire. 29 April 2002.
  • Player Profile - Eurobasket.com
  • Player Profile - Legabasket.it
  • Player Profile - eurobasket.lt

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