Peristeri B.C.

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Peristeri BC
Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou
Peristeri BCGymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou logo
Nickname The Doves
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded October 22, 1971
History 1971 - Present
Arena Peristeri Arena
(capacity: 4,000)
Location Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Team colors Blue and Yellow
         
President Stephen Kiourtzoglou
Head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos
Championships A2 Championships: (3)
(1983, 1989, 2009)
Website peristerigs.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Peristeri B.C. (Greek: Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou KAE), is a Greek professional basketball club that was founded on October 22, 1971. The club is located in Peristeri, Greece, which is a suburban municipality of the city of Athens. The team competes in the Greek League.

History[edit]

Peristeri BC's symbolic dove logo.

In 1983, Peristeri Athens won the first place of the second division of the pro Greek A League, the Greek A2 League. In 1989, Peristeri again won the A2 Division Championship, for the first time while competing under the Greek League's current competition format. In the following season of 1989-90, Peristeri fought contests for the first time in the Greek A1 League.

In the subsequent years in that era, the team was very successful and many well-known basketball players played for the club. During this era, Peristeri competed in the Korać Cup 7 times (in the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000). Well-known players such as Marko Jaric, Milan Gurović, Aggelos Koronios, Michalis Pelekanos, Kostas Tsartsaris, and Alphonso Ford played for the club in this era.

In 2001, led by the great scorer Ford, Peristeri finished in second place in the Greek League in the regular season. The club also competed in the Euroleague 2000-01 and the Euroleague 2001-02 seasons. In 2003, Peristeri competed in the FIBA Champions' Cup. In the year 2004, the club battled in the EuroCup League.

Following the 2003-04 season, Peristeri was downgraded to the Greek B League, due to great financial troubles within the sports club. For the 2007-08 season, Peristeri Athens returned to the A2, after finishing in second place in the Greek B League in the 2006-07 season. Cezary Trybanski signed with the team for the 2007-08 season.

Roster[edit]

Peristeri Athens roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Greece Papantoniou, Epameinondas 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 5 Greece Kobodietas, Dimitris 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 6 Greece Vlachos, Lambros 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 7 United States Parker, Smush 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 8 Greece Kanonidis, Andreas 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
PF 9 Greece Psaropoulos, Andreas 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
SG 10 Greece Mantzaris, Antonis 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 11 United States Mitchell, Jonathan 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
F 12 United States Hines, Tyler 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PF 14 Greece Petroulas, Alekos 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 15 Greece Melissaratos, Petros 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
F/C 16 Greece Prekas, Trifonas 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
PG 17 Greece Lakkas, Christos 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
SG 18 Greece Zoumpos, Fotios 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Head coach

Dimitris Koustenis


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2010-07-02

Titles[edit]

  • Total Titles: 3

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

External links[edit]