Dimitrios Priftis

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Dimitris Priftis
Δημήτρης Πρίφτης
UNICS Kazan
PositionHead coach
LeagueVTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1968-10-27) October 27, 1968 (age 50)
Athens, Greece
NationalityGreek
Career history
As coach:
1998–2000Esperides Kallitheas women's team
2001–2002Dafni (assistant)
2002–2003Ionikos Nikaias (assistant)
2003–2009AEK (assistant)
2008–2012Greece (assistant)
2009–2010Aris (assistant)
2010–2012Kavala
2012–2013Ikaros Kallitheas
2013–2014Kolossos Rodou
2014Panathinaikos (assistant)
2014–2017Greece (assistant)
2014–2017Aris
2017–presentUNICS
Career highlights and awards

Dimitrios Priftis (Greek: Δημήτρης Πρίφτης; born October 27, 1968) is a Greek professional basketball coach and current head coach of UNICS Kazan.

Club coaching career[edit]

After having previously worked as the head coach of Kavala and Ikaros Kallitheas, Prifitis became the head coach of Kolossos Rodou in 2013.[1]

He was hired as an assistant coach at Panathinaikos in 2014.[2] He then became the head coach of Aris later that same year.[3] He was named the Greek League Best Coach in 2016.[4]

He became the head coach of the Russian VTB United League club, UNICS Kazan, in 2017.

Greek national team[edit]

Priftis has also worked as an assistant coach of the senior men's Greek national basketball team between 2008 and 2012, and from 2014 to the present. He has worked as an assistant coach with Greece at the following tournaments: the 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the EuroBasket 2009, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the EuroBasket 2015, and the 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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