Kostas Tsartsaris

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Kostas Tsartsaris
Κώστας Τσαρτσαρής
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Tsartsaris warming up before a game.
Personal information
Born (1979-10-17) October 17, 1979 (age 35)
Veria, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1997–2013
Position Power forward / Center
Number 12
Coaching career 2014–present
Career history
1997–1998 U.M.F. Grindavik (Iceland)
1998–1999 Near East (Greece)
1999–2002 Peristeri (Greece)
2002–2013 Panathinaikos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsartsaris (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Τσαρτσαρής) (born October 17, 1979 in Veria, Greece), is a retired Greek professional basketball player and current basketball coach, who spent most of his playing career with the Greek League team Panathinaikos. At 6 ft 10 ¾ in (2.10 m) tall[1] and 115.4 kg (255 lb.) in weight,[2] he played at the mainly at the power forward position, but he could also play at the center position if needed.

Professional career[edit]

Tsartsaris was first noticed by professional Greek clubs as a wonder kid, when he was playing in the lower divisions for the team of Philippos of Veria. Because Philippos did not allow him to move to another Greek club, he chose at the age of 17 to move for one year (1997-98 season) to the Icelandic League club U.M.F. Grindavik. There he became one of the better rebounders of the Icelandic League.

He returned to Greece in 1998, and he was signed on a free transfer by Near East. The following year, he moved to Peristeri, and in 2002, he moved to Panathinaikos. With Panathinaikos, he was the Greek Cup MVP for 3 consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008).

In June 2013, after conquering the double in Greece, by winning both the Greek League and Greek Cup in the same season, Tsartsaris announced his decision to finish his career, after wearing Panathinaikos' jersey for 11 successful years.[3]

Greek national team[edit]

Tsartsaris was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2005 and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Coaching career[edit]

Tsartsaris began his coaching career in 2014.[4]

Awards and Accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

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