Minas Gekos

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Minas Gekos
Personal information
Born (1959-11-07) November 7, 1959 (age 57)
Kurtuluş, Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 1.75 in (1.87 m)
Career information
NBA draft 1981 / Undrafted
Playing career 1975–1995
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 1995–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1976 İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
1976–1991 AEK Athens
1991–1994 Panathinaikos
1994–1995 AEK Athens
As coach:
1995–1996 AEK Athens (assistant)
1997–1999 Panathinaikos (assistant)
1999–2000 Esperos Kallitheas
2000–2002 Apollon Patras
2003–2004 Papagou
2005–2006 Maroussi (assistant)
2006–2007 Panionios (assistant)
2007 Panionios
2010–2011 AEK Athens
2012–2013 Kolossos
Career highlights and awards

As player:

Minas Gekos (alternate spelling: Gkegos) (Greek: Μηνάς Γκέκος; born November 7, 1959 in Kurtuluş, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Greek professional basketball coach and a retired professional basketball player. At 6' 134" (1.87 m) in height, he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Professional playing career[edit]

Gekos started his playing career with İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi in 1975. He later went to Greece, and joined AEK Athens, where he played until 1991. Then he continued his career with Panathinaikos (1991–94), and he returned to AEK Athens, for the last season of his career as a player (1994–95).

Coaching career[edit]

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Gekos started his coaching career in 1995, when he became an assistant coach under Vlado Đurović and Slobodan Subotić, in AEK Athens. In 1997, he became an assistant coach, under Subotić, with Panathinaikos. He became the head coach of Esperos Kallitheas, in 1999.

He then became the head coach of Apollon Patras, in 2000. He next became head coach of Papagou, in 2003. After that, he was Panagiotis Giannakis' assistant coach in Maroussi, and Luka Pavićević's assistant coach in Panionios.

He then worked as the head coach of Panionios, AEK Athens, and Kolossos.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Achievements as a player[edit]

Achievements as a coach[edit]

  • He won the Greek League championship as an assistant coach in 1998 and 1999.

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