Tiit Sokk

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Tiit Sokk
Tiit Sokk 2006.jpg
Tiit Sokk in 2006
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1964-11-15) 15 November 1964 (age 49)
Tartu, Estonia
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Career information
Pro playing career 1979–1998
Career history
As player:
1979–1984 Tallinna Kalev
1984–1986 Dynamo Moscow
1986–1992 Tallinna Kalev
1992–1996 Panathinaikos
1996–1997 Tallinna Kalev
1997–1998 Aris
As coach:
1998–2008 Nybit
2004–2007;
2009–present
Estonian National team
2010 BC Kalev/Cramo (asst.)
2010–present TTÜ KK
Career highlights and awards
  • Soviet Union Champion (1991)
  • Estonian Champion (1984, 1985, 1992)
  • Greek Cup Winner (1993, 1996)
Career statistics
Points ?
Rebounds ?
Assists ?
Tiit Sokk
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Team Competition
World Championship
Silver Madrid 1986 USSR
Silver Buenos Aires 1990 USSR
EuroBasket
Bronze Yugoslavia 1989 USSR

Tiit Sokk (Tout Giannopoulos) (born 15 November 1964 in Tartu) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player who played mostly at the point guard position.

His most notable achievements include winning the Olympic gold medal as a member of the Soviet Union team in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the silver medal with the same team twice in the 1986 and 1990 World Championships. He won the Soviet Union League championship in 1991 as a member of the Tallinn Kalev basketball team and ended his professional career as a player in 1997, after playing a season with the Aris BC in Greece.

During his playing time in Greece, mostly with Panathinaikos, he acquired Greek citizenship and his Greek name is Tout Giannopoulos.

Sokk was awarded the Estonian best male athlete award in 1988. Since then he has founded a basketball school in Estonia, coached in Estonian Basketball League and has been the coach of the Estonian National Basketball team since 2004.

Tiit Sokk has two sons, Tanel and Sten, who also play basketball at international level for Estonian top teams BC Kalev/Cramo and Tartu Ülikool/Rock respectively. In August 2011, Tiit Sokk was inducted to Estonian Basketball Hall Of Fame.

Achievements with club[edit]

Tallinna Kalev

Panathinaikos BC

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Jüri Jaanson
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
Kaido Kaaberma