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Armenak Alachachian

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Name  Armenak Alachachian

Role  Basketball Player
Armenak Alachachian

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Armenak Alachachian (alternate spelling: Armenak Alatchatchan) (Armenian: Արմենակ Միսակի Ալաջաջյան, born December 25, 1930 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a retired Armenian basketball player and coach. A creative point guard, he reached European stardom with CSKA Moscow and the senior men's Soviet Union national team.

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Club career

Alachachian's great understanding of the game helped CSKA lift its first Euroleague title in 1961. He added a second title in 1963, and reached another final in 1965, before retiring.

Soviet National Team

As a player of the senior men's Soviet national team, Alachachian won four gold medals at the 1953, 1961, 1963, and 1965 EuroBasket, as well as a silver medal at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games.

Coaching career

Aleksandar Gomelsky, at the time CSKA's sports director, assigned him at the coach position in the late 60's, and Alachachian led the Reds to the 1969 Euroleague title, thus becoming the first man to lift the trophy, as both a player and a coach.

References

Armenak Alachachian Wikipedia


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