Union Kavala B.C.

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Union Kavala
Union Kavala logo
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 2003
History Kavala
(2003–2008)
Union Kavala
(2008–present)
Arena Kalamitsa Indoor Hall
Arena Capacity 1,650
Location Kavala, Greece
Team colors               
President Kostas Papakonstantinou
Head coach Steve Giatzoglou
2015–16 position Greek Basket League, 14th (Relegated)
Championships 1 Greek A2 Championship (2015)
Website kavalabc.gr
Uniforms
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Union Kavala B.C. is a Greek professional basketball club that is located in Kavala, Greece. The club is also known as E.K. Kavalas, with the club's full name being Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas, which means Kavala Basketball Union (Greek: Ένωση Καλαθοσφαίρισης Καβάλα). The club competes in the Greek Basket League.

History[edit]

Kavala B.C. was originally founded in 2003. In 2008, Kavala B.C. and Panorama B.C. joined together to form the club of Union Kavala. That same year, the merged club joined the first division of Greek pro basketball, the Greek Basket League, for the first time.

To date, the club has played 6 seasons in the Greek top division (2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16). The club's best finish in the top Greek League so far is 6th place, in both the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons.

After spending two seasons in the Greek 2nd Division, Kavala was promoted again to the top-tier Greek Basket League. During the 2015–16 season, Steve Giatzoglou, became the team's head coach, after replacing Giannis Tzimas, due to the poor performances of the club to begin the season, and in order for the club to avoid relegation. Eventually, the club was relegated anyway, after finishing in 14th place in the league.

Championships[edit]

Winners (1): 2014–15

Logos[edit]

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Kavala B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG -- Bulgaria Kostov, Chavdar 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1988-04-18)18 April 1988
F 9 Greece Stampoulis, Giannis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 25 – (1990-09-24)24 September 1990
SF 12 Greece Gelios, Sokratis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 21 – (1995-01-12)12 January 1995
F/C 13 Greece Sinis, John 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 24 – (1991-09-04)4 September 1991
PG 14 Greece Velissariou, Petros 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 23 – (1993-04-20)20 April 1993
G/F 15 Greece Kalaitzidis, Dimitris (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 31 – (1985-02-15)15 February 1985
SF 17 Greece Livas, Nicholas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1987-04-27)27 April 1987
PG 19 Greece Demertzis, Ioannis 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1983-07-20)20 July 1983
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Ilias Moisaidis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: October 8, 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C John Sinis
PF Giannis Stampoulis Sokratis Gelios
SF Chavdar Kostov Nicholas Livas
SG Michalis Giannakidis Dimitris Kalaitzidis
PG Ioannis Demertzis Petros Velissariou

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Current sponsorships[edit]

  • Great Shirt Sponsor: Geotech
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer:
  • Official Sponsor: Avance Rent A Car, Revoil
  • Academies Sponsor: NovaMed, taxydromiki.gr

External links[edit]