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Stepas Butautas

Full name: Stepas Butautas
Other name(s): Stepas Mechislavovich Butautas, Степас Мечиславович Бутаутас
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1925 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: March 22, 2001 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Žalgiris Kaunas, Kaunas (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Stepas Butautas began playing basketball with Dinamo Kaunas in 1944 and played with them until 1946, except for a short spell with ASK Kaunas in 1945. From 1947-56, Butautas played with Žalgiris Kaunas and with them won Soviet titles in 1947 and 1951, silvers at the Soviet championships in 1949 and 1952, and bronzes from 1953-56. He was also an eight-time Lithuanian SSR champion (1945, 1947-49, 1952, 1954-56). Butautas was on the Soviet national team from 1947-54, won Olympic silver in 1952 and was three times European champion (1947, 1951 and 1953).

After finishing his sporting career, Butautas worked as a basketball coach. He was head coach of the Soviet national women’s team from 1958-64, head coach of Politechnikos Kaunas women’s team from 1960-66, head coach of the Cuban National Team from 1967-68 and 1970, and head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas from 1975-78. From 1978-85, Butautas worked as a department head of the Lithuanian State Institute of Physical Education (now Lithuanian Sports University). Butautas was also president of the Lithuanian SSR Basketball Federation from 1959-61 and was chairman of their Coaches Commission from 1980-89.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-08-02 USA 36, URS 25 6
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-31 URS 61, URU 57 10
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 2 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 16
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-29 URS 54, BRA 49 7
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #6 1 1952-07-30 URS 78, CHI 60 12
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #1 1 1952-07-25 URS 74, BUL 46 12
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-25 URS 47, FIN 35 6
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #6 1 1952-07-27 URS 71, MEX 62 16
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