March 29, 1944 |
Costas Rigas (Greek: Κώστας Ρήγας),(born March 29, 1944 in Greece), is a retired Greek pro basketball player, and a former pro basketball referee. Rigas is a member of the EuroLeague's 50 greatest contributors. In 2013, he was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
In 1977, Rigas became an international referee, and throughout his career, he refereed 23 title games. Highlights of his reffing career are the 1984 Summer Olympic Games final, the 1986 FIBA World Championship title game, the 1992 Summer Olympic Games women's final, four EuroLeague Finals (1984, 1985, 1986, 1991), and 4 Korać Cup title games.
Later, he was named the EuroLeague's director of referees.
- "Costas RIGAS (2013 Class)". FIBA. Retrieved 20 June 2013.