Einar Bollason

Einar Gunnar Bollason (born 6 November 1943) is an Icelandic former basketball player, coach and TV analyst.[1][2]

Einar Bollason
3rd Chairman of KKÍ
In office
1973–1976
Preceded byHólmsteinn Sigurðsson
Succeeded byPáll Júlíusson
Personal details
Born (1943-11-06) November 6, 1943
Kingdom of Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Basketball career
Personal information
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
Playing career1958–1984
PositionCenter
Coaching career1966–1989
Career history
As player:
1958-1960ÍR
1961-1967KR
1967–1969Þór Akureyri
1969–1972KR
1976–1981KR
1981-1982FH
1983–1984Haukar
As coach:
1966–1967KR
1967–1969Þór Akureyri (Men's)
1968–1969Þór Akureyri (Women's)
1973–1974KR
1974–1976Iceland (Men's)
1977Iceland (Men's)
1979-1982Iceland (Men's)
1979-1980Fram (Men's)
1982-1986Haukar (Men's)
1984-1987Iceland (Men's)
1986-1988ÍR (Men's)
1988-1989Haukar (Men's)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Career Úrvalsdeild karla statistics
Points2,914 (17.9 ppg)
Games163

Playing career

Club career

Einar came up through the junior ranks of ÍR and played his first senior games at the age of 15. He later moved to KR where he spent the bulk of his career.[3]

Icelandic national team

Between 1964 and 1978, Einar played 35 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[4]

Coaching career

Einar coached the men's national team in 1974–1976, 1977, 1979–1982 and 1984–1987. During his tenures the team played 133 games, winning 57.[5]

Team of the 20th century

In 2001 Einar was voted to the Icelandic team of the 20th century in basketball, both as a player and a coach.[6]

Icelandic Basketball Association

Einar served as the chairman of the Icelandic Basketball Association from 1973 to 1976.[7]

Career statistics in Icelandic top league

Legend
  GP Games played  FGM  Field goals made
 FM  Free-throws made  FT  Free-throws taken
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  TP  Total Points
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Einar won the Icelandic National championship
Led the league
Year Team GP FGM FM FT FT% TP PPG
1961-62 KR 5N/AN/AN/AN/A8416,8
1962-63 KR 8N/AN/AN/AN/A13917.4
1963-64 KR 3N/AN/AN/AN/A6320.7
1964-65† KR 870305257.7%17021.3
1965-66† KR 8N/AN/AN/AN/A21026.3
1966-67† KR 10N/AN/AN/AN/A20720.7
1967-68 Þór 10N/AN/AN/AN/A19219.2
1968-69 Þór 10N/A9712478.3%31831.8
1969-70 KR 10748519481.7%23323.3
1970-71 KR 12N/AN/AN/AN/A29224.3
1971-72 KR 14133384977,6%30421.7
1976-77 KR 121069112274.6%30325.3
1977-78† KR 1383446271.0%21016.2
1978-79† KR 2095506873.5%24012.0
1979-80 KR 1100N/A22.0
1980-81 KR 5300N/A61.2
1983-84 Haukar 141061346.2%261.9
Career 163N/AN/AN/AN/A291417.9

Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case

In 1976, Einar, along with three others, sat innocent for 105 days in solitary confinement after his sister and other suspects in the Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case (Icelandic: Guðmundar- og Geirfinnsmálið) had implicated them to the case.[2]

References

  1. Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (April 20, 2011). "Hrafn og Fannar fetuðu í fótspor Gunnars og Einars Bolla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. "Hef meiri tíma með hestunum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). April 1, 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. Kjartan L. Pálsson (30 March 1979). "Þetta var sá síðasti hjá Einari". Vísir (in Icelandic). p. 5.
  4. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  5. "Einar Bollason er sextugur í dag". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  6. Lið aldarinnar hjá KKÍ tilkynnt í bikarúrslitaleikjunum á laugardaginn
  7. Einar Bollason er sextugur
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