Nikos Oikonomou with Panathinaikos.
February 19, 1973 |
Nikaia, Piraeus, Greece
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Pro playing career||1990–2008|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nikolaos "Nikos" Oikonomou (alternate spellings: Ikonomou, Ekonomou) (Greek: Νικόλαος "Νίκος" Οικονόμου; born February 19th, 1973) is a retired Greek professional basketball player, and a current professional basketball coach. He was a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall power forward, who played for many teams in his career. He also runs Basket4All, a basketball camp for young children.
Club playing career
Oikonomou starter his career with Ionikos Nikaias. From 1991 to 1998, he was a member of Panathinaikos. He was one of the leaders of the team for many years. In 1993, he won the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos. He also played in the Euroleague Final Four, at Tel Aviv, in 1994, and at Saragoza in 1995, coming in 3rd place in 1995.
In 1996, he won with Panathinaikos, the Euroleague Championship, the Greek Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup, all in the same season. In 1998, he won with Panathinaikos, the Greek Championship, the first Greek Championship of the team since 1984. He then moved to the Italian League in 1999, with Virtus Bologna, and after a year, he moved from there back to Greece, to play for Olympiacos.
In 2001, he transferred to Barcelona of the Spanish League. He later returned to the Greek League to play for Olympia Larissa, and he then left Greece once again, to play for Dynamo Moscow of the Russian League.
He then continued his career playing back in Greece with Panionios, and finally, his last team was the Greek club Panellinios. While at Panionios, he was the Greek League's Top Scorer, in the 2004-05 season.
Greek national team
Oikonomou was a longtime member of the senior men's Greek national team. Some of the senior tournaments that he played at were:
- EuroBasket 1993: (4th place)
- EuroBasket 1995: (4th place)
- 1996 Summer Olympic Games: (5th place)
- EuroBasket 1997: (4th place)
- 1998 FIBA World Championship: (4th place)
Awards and accomplishments
- 1989 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: Gold
- 1989 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: All-Tournament Team
- 1989 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship: MVP
- 1992 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Silver
- 6x Greek League All-Star: (1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006)
- 2x Greek Champion: (1998, 1999)
- 2x Greek Cup: (1993, 1996)
- Euroleague Champion: (1996)
- Intercontinental Cup Champion: (1996)
- 4x FIBA EuroStar: (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
- Greek League Top Scorer: (2005)
- Greek League Best Five Team: (2005)
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- Italian League Profile (Italian)
- Olympionikes.gr Profile