Legendary Soviet basketball player Sergey Belov was born 76 years ago today. He was famous for his demanding ethic concerning him and his teammates and for his extraordinary talant.
The great player won Munich Olympic-1972 gold medal, was World cup two-time champion, 5-time Europian champion, was first Europian to enter American basketball Hall of fame. Successful coach – led Russian national team to World cup finals (in 1994 and 1998). He was hard-worker and completely devoted to his work.
Sergey Aleksandrovich significantly contributed to Russian basketball development, and now the trophy that is given to VTB United league champions is named in his honor.