Kostas Politis

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Konstantinos (Kostas) Politis (Greek: Κώστας Πολίτης; born March 21, 1942) is a retired Greek professional basketball player and coach.

Career as a Player[edit]

Politis played for Panathinaikos and he won 3 Greek Championships with them (1967, 1969, 1971). In 1969, he was a Cup Winners' Cup semifinalist. He also played for the Greece national basketball team at the EuroBasket 1961, the EuroBasket 1967, and at the 1967 Mediterranean Games.

Career as a Coach[edit]

Kostas Politis
Medal record
Competitor for  Greece
FIBA European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1987 Greece National Team

He was the coach of Panathinaikos and with them he won 3 Greek Championships (1980, 1981, 1982) and 2 Greek Cups (1979, 1982). He was also a 3 time Greek Cup finalist (1989, 1990, 1991) coaching PAOK.

In 1993, when he coached Panathinaikos he was a European Champions' Cup semifinalist and he won the 3rd place of the Champions' Cup in 1994 at Tel Aviv. In 1999, Politis was a Greek Cup finalist while coaching AEK Athens. He was also the coach of the Greek National Squad that won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1987. He also won the 10th place at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladimir Obukhov
Winning Coach

Succeeded by
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Ivković