Kolossos Rodou B.C.

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Kolossos H Hotels
Kolossos H Hotels logo
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1963; 55 years ago (1963)
History Kolossos Rodou B.C.
(1963–present)
Arena Venetokleio Indoor Hall
Capacity 1,700
Location Rhodes City, Rhodes, Greece
Team colors White and Cyan
         
Main sponsor H Hotels Collection
President Michalis Kokkinos
Head coach Aris Lykogiannis
Team captain Ioannis Georgalis
2016–17 position Greek League
7th
Championships 1 Greek A2 Championship
Website kolossosbc.gr
Uniforms

Kolossos Rodou B.C. (Greek: Κολοσσός Ρόδου K.A.E.), known as Kolossos H Hotels for sponsorship reasons, is a Greek professional basketball team that is located on the island of Rhodes, in Rhodes City. Kolossos currently plays in the top-tier level of Greek professional basketball, the Greek League. The club was founded in 1963, and also initially featured sports like volleyball and judo in the early 1980s.[1] Today, the focus of the Greek athletic club is on the franchise's men's basketball department.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Due to geographical isolation, and very small financial abilities for most of the club's history, the basketball team was not able to compete at a high level for many years, and was not funded properly. Kolossos was the first Greek basketball team located in the Aegean Sea region.

Rise[edit]

In 2000, the fate of the team finally changed, when Kostas Kostaridis became the new team President, and took over the reins of the club.[2] Kostaridis changed almost the entire club management, and stated that it was the immediate goal of the team to rise from the 3rd-tier level Greek B League, to the 2nd-tier level Greek A2 League, and subsequently, the team did begin to rise up through Greece's club basketball league system.

In 2003, coach Vassilis Frangias joined the team, and the ascent up into the Greek A2 League division commenced. In the 2004–05 season, Kolossos won the championship of the Greek A2 League, and was therefore automatically promoted up into the top-tier level Greek League, the highest professional basketball league in Greece.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Greek Cup European competitions
2011–12
1
Basket League
4th
22–13
2012–13
1
Basket League
10th
8–18
2013–14
1
Basket League
10th
10–16
2014–15
1
Basket League
7th
14–15
2015–16
1
Basket League 7th
11–17
2016–17
1
Basket League 7th
13–13
Quarterfinalist
2017–18
1
Basket League 8th
11–15
Quarterfinalist

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Kolossos Rodou roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 10 Greece Georgallis, Ioannis (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 35 – (1983-05-17)17 May 1983
F 12 Greece Billis, Sotiris 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 – (1996-11-14)14 November 1996
G/F 13 Greece Aggelakos, Alex 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
G 23 Greece Papadakis, Kostas 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 19 – (1998-09-27)27 September 1998
F/C 34 Greece Tsalmpouris, Georgios 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 22 – (1996-06-22)22 June 1996
SG Greece Dimakos, Ioannis 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1990-09-14)14 September 1990
G United States Browning, Stevie 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1993-11-30)30 November 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Stathis Neratzakis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 19 July 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Georgios Tsalmpouris
PF
SF Ioannis Georgallis Sotiris Billis
SG Ioannis Dimakos Alex Aggelakos
PG Stevie Browning Kostas Papadakis

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]