Georgios Bartzokas

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Georgios Bartzokas
Γιώργος Μπαρτζώκας
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1965-06-11) June 11, 1965 (age 50)
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
Pro 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–present Lokomotiv Kuban
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 a current coach of Lokomotiv Kuban. He is the first Greek coach to win the Euroleague title in 2013 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.

Career achievements[edit]

Club Titles[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Serbia Dušan Ivković
Euroleague
Winning Coach

2012-13
Succeeded by
United States/Israel David Blatt