August 21, 1962 |
|Nationality||Greek / American|
|Listed height||5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m)|
|High school||San Marcos (Santa Barbara, California)|
|NBA draft||1986 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Anthony Korfas (Greek: Τζον Κόρφας; born August 21, 1962) is a retired [Greek American professional basketball player and a professional basketball coach. A EuroLeague All-Final Four Team member in 1993, he won all three FIBA Europe continental trophies at the club level: the EuroLeague in 1996, the Saporta Cup in 1991, as well as the Korac Cup in 1994.
Korfas began his basketball career as a key member of the Santa Barbara, California, San Marcos High School basketball team, which had a perfect 26-0 season, when they were known as the Runnin' Royals. They advanced to the CIF finals, and endured a heartbreaking defeat against Long Beach Poly, by a score of 65-63.
Korfas played for the Greek League club PAOK, with whom he won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991, the Greek League championship in 1992, Korac Cup in 1994, and the Greek Cup in 1995. With PAOK, Korfas was also a Cup Winners' Cup finalist in 1992, and a Greek Cup finalist in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He also took the third place with PAOK at the 1993 EuroLeague Final Four in Athens, being selected to the EuroLeague All-Final Four Team in the process.
After leaving PAOK in 1995, Korfas played for PAO, winning the EuroLeague championship and Greek Cup with the team in 1996, in addition to the FIBA Club World Cup the same year. In 1998, he moved to Maroussi, and took third place with the club at the Greek Cup final four of 2000.
Greek national team
His son Stefan Korfas, is currently playing for the San Marcos Royals.