Georgios Bartzokas

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Georgios Bartzokas
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Bartzokas coaching Olympiacos, in 2013.
Khimki
Position Head coach
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1965-06-11) June 11, 1965 (age 52)
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
2016–2017 FC Barcelona
2017–present Khimki
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 current head basketball coach of Khimki. 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 Best Coach.[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 PBC 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 three-year contract with the Spanish team FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB.[9] After one season, Barcelona parted ways with him.[10] On June 30, 2017, Bartzokas returned to the VTB United League, in order to be the new head coach of the Russian club Khimki. He signed a two-year contract.[11]

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


EuroLeague[edit]

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Maroussi 2009–10 16 6 10 .375 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
Olympiacos
2012–13 31 22 9 .710 Won EuroLeague Championship
2013–14 29 20 9 .690 Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs
Lokomotiv Kuban 2015–16 31 21 10 .677 Won in 3rd place game
Barcelona 2016–17 30 12 18 .400 Eliminated in the regular season
Career 137 81 56 .591

Career achievements[edit]

Club Titles[edit]

Awards[edit]

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