Giannis Kalampokis

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Giannis Kalampokis
Γιάννης Καλαμπόκης
Ioannis Kalampokis.jpg
Kalampokis with AEK Athens in 2016.
Position Head coach (Youth Academies)
Personal information
Born (1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 38)
Ilio, Peristeri, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2016
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career 2016–present
Career history
As player:
1999–2003 Paleo Faliro
2003–2005 Olympiacos
2005–2006 AEK Athens
2006–2007 PAOK
2007–2009 Panionios
2009 Benetton Treviso
2009–2010 Panionios
2010–2011 Ikaros
2011–2012 PAOK
2012 Alba Berlin
2012–2013 Kolossos
2013–2015 Rethymno Aegean
2015–2016 AEK Athens
As coach:
2016–present Panionios (Youth Academies)
Career highlights and awards

As player

Giannis Kalampokis (alternate spellings: Ioannis, Yiannis, Yannis, Kalambokis, Kalabokis) (Greek: Γιάννης Καλαμπόκης; born on August 15, 1978 in Ilio, Peristeri, Greece) is a Greek former professional basketball player and current basketball coach. At a height of 6'5" (1.96 m) tall, he mainly played as a swingman. He last played with AEK Athens of the Greek League.

Professional career[edit]

Kalampokis started his career with the Neoi Palatianis juniors team in Greece, and he then made his pro debut in 1999, while playing for Paleo Faliro in the Greek A2 League. In 2003, he made his debut in the top-tier Greek League and the EuroLeague with Olympiacos Piraeus. He then played with the Greek clubs AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki.

In 2007, he signed with the Greek club Panionios.[1] In 2009, he joined the Italian League club Treviso.[2] After playing with Treviso, he moved back to Panionios.

In 2010, he joined the Greek club Ikaros.[3] For the 2011–12 season, he moved back to PAOK,[4] and he finished the season with the German League club Alba Berlin. He played with the Greek club Kolossos during the 2012–13 season, and then joined the Greek club Rethymno Aegean, for the 2013–14 season.[5]

After spending the 2015–16 preseason with Olympiacos, Kalampokis signed with AEK Athens for the season, on October 2, 2015.[6][7] He announced his retirement from playing basketball on 29 August 2016.[8]

Greek national team[edit]

Kalampokis celebrating Greece's win against Turkey (76–74) in EuroBasket 2009.

Kalampokis also played with the senior men's Greek national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the bronze medal.

Post playing career[edit]

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Kalampokis became a sports commentator for basketball games on Greek TV. He then took a job coaching the youth academies of Panionios.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek National Team[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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