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Timofey Mozgov: biography
Timofey Mozgov is a Russian professional basketball player who currently plays recent years in the American League NBA. In the national team of Russia, he is the owner of bronze medals of the European championship 2011 and Olympic games 2012.
Timothy was born in St. Petersburg in the family of a former professional handball player Paul Brain. He was the fourth child in the family, and the highest of all the brothers. Parents from an early age children were taught the sport, but when Timothy went to school, where he was noticed by the scouts Admiralteiskaya sports school and was invited to the basketball section.
When Tim was about 10 years old, the family moved to the Republic of Adygea, a village Enem. In this town the boy continued playing sports, but soon outgrew that level and began to commute to Krasnodar Krai to the lessons with the trainer Evgeny Lysenko. After a few years, competent expert told Mo that if he wants to achieve something serious, then he needs to go to a good team.
In 16 years, Timothy had already returned to St. Petersburg and started to train in basketball boarding school. At youth level he played for «CSKA-VVS» and «Khimki», and then debuted in the suburban team at the professional level.
For «Khimki» Timofey Mozgov played for four seasons and in 2009 was named as one of the major discoveries of the European Cup and the most progressive player of the championship of Russia. In summer 2010, the young athlete signed a contract with the American club «new York Knicks» and became the seventh Russian, who made it to the NBA.
Played basketball well, but the team itself was unstable. The management decided to attract star athletes, and one of them club «Denver nuggets» demanded in exchange for Brain. Thus, not having been in new York six months, Timothy moved to Colorado.
First in the new club, the Russian has been considered only as the fourth Central player. Plus, in the case of adaptation interfered with an unfortunate ankle injury. Only a couple of seasons, Timothy was the replacement of the primary center and began to show interesting game. Especially good Brains was in 2013/14, when he managed to set a personal record on choice and to exceed all previous achievements of Russians in the NBA. Thanks to this the athlete has reached that dreamed has been a key player in the team.
In January 2015 Timofey Mozgov once again changed their registration moved to the «Cleveland Cavaliers». There he wanted to see coach David Blatt, well acquainted with the capabilities of the player, as he led the team in Russia. From the first matches Timothy took his place in the starting five and helped protect the «Cavaliers» was considered the worst in the League, will be transformed beyond recognition.
Moreover, together with the club Brains were in the Finals of the NBA championship and was the first Russian to become the champion of the American basketball Association and two times in a row.
After the last championship Timothy moved to team «Los Angeles Lakers» and then broke the record of fellow-players in America: now the Brain is the highest paid citizen in the NBA. Over the next four years the Lakers Petersburger will pay $ 64 million.
Barely having time to move to club «Denver nuggets» Colorado Timofey Mozgov combined bonds of marriage with his beloved woman, Alla Pirineu. The lovers were going to organize a traditional wedding, but due to the short time between basketball meeting they did not have time to prepare all the necessary documents.
In order not to delay the triumph for half a year, Timofey and Alla just got married in one of the many chapels in Las Vegas. But after almost a year, the family has expanded: the player 25 Jan 2012 had a son.
Timothy is a big fan of sports cars, he also loves to watch racing and rally. In addition, contrary to the opinion of the ignorance of athletes, the Brain reads a lot of fiction, so that is a very interesting interlocutor.
It is also worth adding that Russian does not forget about his hometown and the contribution made to his children’s sports. In St. Petersburg in 2011, Timofey Mozgov organize a tournament for young basketball players called «Brain CUP», which is now regular.