Kliger, Sergey Peilatovich


October 17, 2021

Sergey Peilatovich Kliger (December 9, 1934 - December 26, 2019) - Soviet and Russian basketball coach, coach of the Vladivostok BC "Spartak" in the early 1970s; the first head coach and the first president of the club "Spartak-Primorye", revived in 1999. He is also known as one of the gold miners in the Far East in the 1970-1980s.


Coaching activities

Was born on December 9, 1934 in Ussuriisk. He graduated from a school and a pedagogical college there, in 1964 he graduated from the Omsk Institute of Physical Culture. He played for the basketball team of the Far Eastern Military District, after service he returned to Ussuriysk, where he taught at school and worked as a coach at the Children's and Youth Sports School. He worked with the national team of Ussuriysk, later became a physical education teacher and basketball coach at the department of the Ussuriysk Agricultural Institute (transferred from Yaroslavl). In the early 1960s, Kliger left for Khabarovsk, from where he received an invitation to Vladivostok. From December 1964 to 1976 he was the sports editor of Primorsky television: he worked in the same team with Boris Livshits and Boris Maksimenko. For many years he worked with the Spartak women's club, taking 2nd place with the team in the RSFSR championship and losing only two points to the club from Chelyabinsk. In 1973 he created the Spartak basketball club in Vladivostok, which won the USSR Cup among teams of Siberia and the Far East and received the right to play in the USSR championship in 1977. Ivan Dvorny played on Kilger's team. For his coaching activity, Kliger received the nickname “the patriarch of Primorsky basketball”.

Gold Miner

Kliger has worked in four gold mining cooperatives in his life. Since 1974, he was a supplier in the gold mining artel "Sever" of the "Amurzoloto" trust (the village of Chegdomyn, Khabarovsk Territory). Since 1979, he worked in the prospecting artel (later the mining company) "Vostok", and later became the deputy director of this artel, Yevgeny Nazdratenko. According to Kliger, he met Nazdratenko in Dalnegorsk when he arrived with the chairman of the artel Stanislav Mainulovich to meet with the general director of Dalpolimetal Viktor Savin; Nazdratenko worked at the site, and later became a batch

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