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Dairis Bertāns

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League  Liga ACB Eurocup
Listed height  6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
2004–2006  Valmiera
Name  Dairis Bertans
Height  1.93 m
Positions  Basketball positions
Siblings  Davis Bertans
Nationality  Latvian
Listed weight  200 lb (91 kg)
2006–2009  ASK Riga
Role  Basketball Player
Weight  82 kg
Pro career  2004
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Born  September 9, 1989 (age 26) Valmiera, Latvia (1989-09-09)
Similar People  Davis Bertans, Kristaps Janicenoks, Alex Mumbru, Kaspars Berzins, Janis Blums
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Dairis Bertāns (born September 9, 1989) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the Euroleague. He also plays for the Latvia national basketball team.

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Professional career

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From 2004 to 2006, Bertāns played for Valmiera and its junior team. In 2006, he signed with ASK Rīga. In 2006–07, he played for ASK Rīga's junior team, and in 2007–08, made his debut for the senior squad.

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In March 2009, he left ASK Rīga following the club's financial difficulties and signed a two-year deal with Ventspils.

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In August 2010, he signed a two-year deal with VEF Rīga. VEF Rīga's coach at the time, Rimas Kurtinaitis, saw potential in Bertāns as a point guard despite primarily being a shooting guard. So, during the 2010–11 season, Bertāns developed point guard skills to a different level, and was one of the key factors in VEF Rīga's first championship.

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In July 2012, he re-signed with VEF Rīga on a three-year deal.

In June 2013, he parted ways with VEF Rīga and signed a three-year deal with Bilbao Basket of the Liga ACB. In one of his first games with Bilbao he scored 19 points in a preseason game against Philadelphia 76ers.

In July 2014, Bertāns joined the Boston Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

On July 13, 2016, Bertāns signed a 1+1 deal with Turkish club Darüşşafaka Doğuş.

International career

Bertāns has been member of the Latvian U-16, U-18 and U-20 national teams, as well as the senior national team. He led Latvia to a bronze medal at the 2007 U18 European Championship in Madrid, Spain. He has since represented the Latvia national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the EuroBasket 2011. He was also the leading scorer (14.1ppg) for Latvia in 2012, when he helped Latvia earn a spot in EuroBasket 2013.

Bertāns was a key player for Latvia during EuroBasket 2013 where he averaged 10.9 ppg. In his best game of the tournament Dairis had a 28-point performance against eventual champs France.

Personal

Due to his explosive style of play Dairis has earned nickname "Latvian Rocket".

Bertāns' brother, Dāvis, is also a professional basketball player. Their father, Dainis, was a professional basketball player and is currently a youth coach. Their mother is a sports teacher and a former high-level rower.

References

Dairis Bertāns Wikipedia


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