Georgios Bartzokas

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Georgios Bartzokas
Γιώργος Μπαρτζώκας
FC Barcelona Lassa
Position Head coach
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1965-06-11) June 11, 1965 (age 51)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1987 / Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1992
Position Power forward
Coaching career 1988–present
Career history
As player:
1981–1992 Maroussi
As coach:
2003–2006 Maroussi (assistant)
2006–2009 Olympia Larissa
2009–2010 Maroussi
2010–2012 Panionios
2012–2014 Olympiacos
2015–2016 Lokomotiv Kuban
2016–present FC Barcelona Lassa
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Georgios Bartzokas (alternate spellings: Giorgos, George, Mpartzokas) (Greek: Γιώργος Μπαρτζώκας, born June 11, 1965) is a Greek former professional basketball player and the current coach of FC Barcelona Lassa. He previously coached Lokomotiv Kuban. He became the first Greek coach to win the EuroLeague title, after winning it in the 2012–13 season with Olympiacos.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Barztokas played professional basketball in the Maroussi club, before some serious knee injuries (torn right knee ACL and later torn left knee ACL) ended his career at age 27.

Coaching career[edit]

Bartzokas began working as a basketball coach at the age of 22, while he was still also playing club basketball. He was the assistant coach of Panagiotis Giannakis for several years in Maroussi. In 2006, he signed on as the head coach of Olympia Larissa. That same year with Olympia, he managed to reach the playoffs of the Greek Basket League for the first time in the club's history. The team finished in 7th place, and repeated their playoffs qualification the next year, during the Greek Basket League 2007–08 season.

In 2009, Bartzokas became the head coach of Maroussi.[2] In 2010, he was named the Greek League Coach of the Year.[3] He became the head coach of Panionios in 2010.

Bartzokas became the head coach of the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos, in June 2012.[4] With Olympiacos, he won the 2012–13 season championship of the EuroLeague, becoming the first Greek coach in history to win this title.[5] He was also named the EuroLeague Coach of the Year in 2013.[6] He also won the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup with Olympiacos.

On July 5, 2015, Bartzokas signed a 2-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.[7] In the EuroLeague, he coached the team to a first-ever Final Four appearance, after beating FC Barcelona 3–2 in the EuroLeague Playoffs.[8]

On July 8, 2016, he signed a 3-year contract with Spain's FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Club Titles[edit]



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