March 29, 1944 |
In 1977, Rigas became an international referee and throughout his career he refereed 23 title games. Highlights of his reffing career are the 1984 Olympic Basketball Tournament final, the 1986 FIBA World Championship title game, the 1992 Olympic Basketball Tournament women's final, four Euroleague finals (1984, 1985, 1986, 1991), and 4 Korać Cup title games.
- "Costas RIGAS (2013 Class)". FIBA. Retrieved 20 June 2013.