Apostolos Kontos

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Apostolos Kontos
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Kontos, in 2009.
Personal information
Born (1947-11-22) November 22, 1947 (age 71)
Listed height6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1969 / Undrafted
Playing career1962–1987
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1962–1969Ionikos NF
1983–1987AEK Athens
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

Apostolos Kontos (Greek: Απόστολος Κόντος) (born on November 22, 1947) is a Greek former professional basketball player and coach. He is considered to be one of the great players in Panathinaikos Athens history, and is the club's all-time leading scorer.[1] He was also a long-time member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He played at the shooting guard and small forward positions, with small forward being his main position.

Professional career[edit]

Kontos began his club playing career with Ionikos NF. With his next club, Panathinaikos Athens, he won 9 Greek League championships (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982) and 3 Greek Cups (1979, 1982, 1983). He finished his playing career with AEK Athens.

In the top-tier level Greek League, he scored a total of 8,712 points, which is the 4th most total points scored in the competition, since the 1963–64 season.[2]

National team career[edit]

Kontos played in 114 games with the senior men's Greek national basketball team, scoring a total of 1,114 points.[3] He played at the 1972 Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament, the EuroBasket 1973, and the EuroBasket 1975 with Greece's senior national team.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career ended, Kontos became a basketball coach. He was the head coach of AEK Athens during the 1993–94 season.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Playing career[edit]


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