|No. 18 – UNICS Kazan|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|League||VTB United League
March 15, 1983 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|2002–2004||Near East (Greece)|
|2012–present||UNICS Kazan (Russia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Konstantinos "Kostas" Kaimakoglou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Καϊμακόγλου; born on March 15, 1983) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. He is a 6 ft 8¾ in (2.05 m) tall cornerman.
Kaimakoglou began his professional career with the Greek League club Near East during the 2002–03 season. In 2004, he moved to the Greek club Maroussi. He was named to the Greek League Best Five Team in 2010. He joined the Greek club Panathinaikos in July 2010. With Panathinaikos, Kaimakoglou won the Euroleague and Greek League championships in 2011. He also won the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos in 2012.
In July 2012, he signed a 2-year contract with the VTB United League club UNICS Kazan, at an amount of 2.4 million euros net income. In July 2014, he extended his contract with UNICS for two more years.
Greek national team
Kaimakoglou won the gold medal at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship as a member of the junior Greek national basketball team. He also played at the 2005 World University Games with Greece's junior national team. He has also played with the senior men's Greek national basketball team.
He won the bronze medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2009, and he also played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the FIBA EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and the FIBA EuroBasket 2013.
Awards and accomplishments
- 2x Greek League All-Star: (2010, 2011)
- Greek League Best Five: (2010)
- Euroleague Champion: (2011)
- Greek League Champion: (2011)
- Greek Cup Champion: (2012)
Greek national team
- Esake.gr - Μέλος της COSMOTE Καλύτερης Πεντάδας ο Καϊμακόγλου (Greek).
- Euroleague.net Panathinaikos inks Vougioukas, Kaimakoglou.
- Euroleague.net Unics signs ex-champ Kaimakoglou.
- News.sport-express.ru УНИКС подписал Каймакоглу (Russian).
- Talkbasket.net UNICS officialises Kaimakoglou deal.
- Kostas Kaimakoglou extends with Unics Kazan for two years
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- FIBA World Championship Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- FIBA Article - Kaimakoglou Gets His Due