On November 17 in Kyiv on 69-m to year of life has died the legendary Soviet basketball player Alexander Salnikov, the official website of the basketball Federation of Ukraine.
Alexander Salnikov was one of the best snipers of the Soviet basketball, the record for most points scored in a single match (66 points).
He began his career in Krasnodar «the Locomotive». Then played in Kiev «Budivelnik», Moscow CSKA, SKA Kyiv.
Alexander Salnikov, world champion 1974, silver medalist of the world Championships 1978, bronze medalist of the Olympics 1976 and 1980, two-time European champion, two-time silver medalist of the USSR Championships, bronze medalist of the USSR championship in 1974, three-time winner of the Intercontinental Cup.
Coached the team «Legia» (Warsaw), «Ready» (Beirut, Lebanon champion).
Alexander Salnikov one of the founders of Bq «Kiev», the sports Director which was 10 years and then worked for the basketball Federation of Ukraine and in the Ukrainian Superleague.