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Jarmo Laitinen
Birthdate: 20-06-1954
Nationality: Finnish
Foreign languages: English
Current team: UU Korihait
Current league: Finland- Korisliiga
Available: NO

Jarmo Laitinen is  a 56 year old, experienced coach who has been coaching in Finnish top level for 25 years and on international level , junior national teams for 13 years. Coach Laitinen has always been considered a master of high tempo, athletic open court transition basketball. He likes his players to be athletic type of players, more of high than low scoring teams.  Eventhough coach Laitinen has been working mostly with younger players, he has always been very succesfull with recruiting high quality, athletic US players and his teams have mostly been famous for tough full court presses and good transition offense and defense. Coach Laitinen started recruiting US players by visiting US summer leagues in late 1980’s and has been in those circuits almost every summer after that. During those years he has established a very good network with coaches and agents working in basketball. Some international players, who played for coach Laitinen while in Junior National team are: Hanno Möttölä (NBA, Euroleague), Teemu Rannikko (Italy, Spain, Russia), Tuukka Kotti (Italy), Samuel Haanpää (Spain), Antti Nikkilä (Greece, France, Spain), Kimmo Muurinen (Italy, Germany) and Gerald Lee jr, (Italy).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Season Role Team League
10/11 Head Coach Lappeenranta NMKY Finnish Korisliiga
09/10 Head Coach Lappeenranta NMKY Finnish Korisliiga
08/09 Head Coach Lappeenranta NMKY Finnish Korisliiga
07/08 Head Coach Pyrinto Tampere Finnish Korisliiga
06/07 Head Coach Pyrinto Tampere Finnish Korisliiga
05/06 Head Coach Pyrinto Tampere Finnish Korisliiga
04/05 Head Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
03/04 Head Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
02/03 Assistant Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
01/02 Head Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
00/01 Head Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
99/00 Head Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
98/99 Assistant Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
97/98 Assistant Coach Pyrbasket Finnish Korisliiga
96/97 Head Coach Kisa Nokia Finnish Korisliiga

ACHIEVEMENTS
Finnish League Finalist -01
Head Coach: Finnish Junior National Teams U16, U18, U20, from 1992 - 2004
Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships for Juniors) -04 5th place
World University Championships in Bangkok -07
Head Coach: Finnish University National Team -07
innish Cup Semifinals -07
Finnish Cup Winner -09

HONOURS
Finnish League Coach of the year -00, 01