Jón Arnar Ingvarsson

Jón Arnar Ingvarsson (born 3 June 1972) is an Icelandic former professional basketball player and coach. He spent the majority of his career with Haukar in the Úrvalsdeild karla. He retired as the Úrvalsdeild all-time leader in assists but has since been surpassed by Justin Shouse.[1]

Jón Arnar Ingvarsson
Personal information
Born (1972-06-03) 3 June 1972
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Career information
Playing career1988–2004
PositionPoint guard
Career history
As player:
1988–1998Haukar
1998Castors Braine
1998–2002Haukar
2002–2004Breiðablik
As coach:
1998–1999Haukar
2002–2005Breiðablik
2006–2009ÍR
2012–2013ÍR
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Playing career

Club career

Jón Arnar started his senior career in 1988, at the age of 16, with Haukar,[2] where he spent the first 10 years of his career,[3] winning the Icelandic Cup with the club in 1996.[4][5] The same year he led the Úrvalsdeild in assists[6] and was named to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First team.[7] In January 1998, he left the club and signed with Castors Braine in Belgium.[3] He returned to Haukar the next season and stayed there until 2002, when he took over Breiðablik as player-coach.[8] He retired as player in 2004.

National team career

Jón Arnar played 102 games for the Icelandic national team from 1990 to 2000.[9]

Coaching career

Jón Arnar was hired as the head coach of Haukar in November 1998, replacing recently fired Einar Einarsson.[10] He coached the team for the rest of the season,[11] accumulating a 4-10 record.[12]

He took over as the head coach of Breiðablik in 2002. After two seasons in the Úrvalsdeild, the club was relegated to 1. deild karla in 2004. After a disappointing start of the 2005–2006 season, the board of Breiðablik fired Jón Arnar in December 2005.[13]

Jón Arnar was hired as the head coach of ÍR in 2006 and led them to victory in the Icelandic Cup in his first season.[14] In December 2009, he stepped down as the head coach due to his wife's illness.[15] He returned to ÍR in April 2012 when he signed a 2-year contract with the club.[16] He stepped down as the head coach of the club on 1 February 2013 after a disappointing tenure with the team in last place.[17]

Personal life

Jón Arnar is the son of Ingvar Jónsson, a former player and coach for Haukar. His brother, Pétur Ingvarsson, played 26 games for the national team. Jón Arnar's son is Kári Jónsson, a professional basketball player.[9][18]

References

  1. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (5 February 2016). "Næstu tvær stoðsendingar hjá Justin verða sögulegar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. Hörður Tulinius (10 December 2013). "Sjaldnast fellur eplið langt frá eikinni". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. "Jón Arnar til Belgíu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 6 January 1998. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (30 January 1996). "Tíu ára bið eftir bikarnum loks á enda hjá Haukum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  5. "Sá fyrsti í 10 ár". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 29 January 1996. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  6. "Heildartölfræði einstaklinga á einu tímabili - Meðaltöl". kki.is. Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  7. "Teitur og Anna María best". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 1 May 1996. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  8. "Jón Arnar Ingvarsson tekur við þjálfun Breiðabliks". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 11 June 2002. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  9. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  10. "Jón Arnar þjálfar Hauka". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 1 December 1998. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  11. "Haukar vilja fá Svala". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 14 April 1999. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  12. Óskar Ó. Jónsson; Rúnar Birgir Gíslason. "Þjálfarasaga úrvalsdeildar karla í körfubolta". kki.is. Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  13. "Jón Arnar hættur". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 6 December 2005. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  14. Sigurður Elvar Þórólfsson (19 February 2007). "Aldarafmælið byrjar vel". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. B5. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  15. "Jón Arnar hættur hjá ÍR". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  16. "Jón Arnór aftur í Breiðholtið". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). 23 April 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  17. "Jón Arnar hætti hjá ÍR". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 2 February 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  18. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (29 September 2018). "25 ár á milli mynda: Stoltur körfuboltapabbi orðinn stoltur körfuboltaafi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 October 2017.
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