Tiit Sokk in 2006
15 November 1964 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Pro playing career||1979–1998|
|Estonian National team|
|2010||BC Kalev/Cramo (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for Soviet Union|
|Gold||1988 Seoul||Team Competition|
|Silver||Buenos Aires 1990||USSR|
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
- Soviet Union League Champion: 1991
- Soviet Estonian Championship: 1984, 1985
- Estonian Championship: 1992
- Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- 1986 FIBA World Championship
- 1990 FIBA World Championship
- EuroBasket 1989
- Tiit Sokk (in Estonian)
- Tiit Sokk at basketpedya.com
|Estonian Sportsman of the Year