Peristeri B.C.

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B.C. Peristeri
G.S. Peristeriou
B.C. PeristeriG.S. Peristeriou logo
Nickname The Doves
Leagues Greek A2 Basket League
Founded October 22, 1971
History 1971 – Present
Arena Peristeri Arena
Arena Capacity 4,000
Location Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Team colors Blue and yellow
         
President Fillipos Kotsis
Head coach Nikos Karagiannis
Championships 3 Greek A2 Championships (1983, 1989, 2009)
Website gsperisteri.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Away jersey
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Peristeri B.C. (Greek: Περιστερίου K.A.E.), is a Greek professional basketball club that was founded on October 22, 1971. The club is located in Peristeri, Greece, which is a suburban municipality of the city of Athens. It is a part of the G.S. Peristeri (Γ.Σ. Περιστερίου) multi-sports club. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou K.A.E. (Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Περιστερίου K.A.E.).

The club's emblem is the dove symbol, and the club's colors are yellow and blue. The team competes in the Greek A2 Basket League.

Logos[edit]

History[edit]

In 1983, Peristeri Athens won first place in the second division of pro Greek basketball, the Greek A2 League. In 1989, Peristeri again won the A2 Division Championship, for the first time while competing under the Greek basketball's current pro competition format. In the following season of 1989–90, Peristeri played games for the first time in the top-tier level Greek League.

In the subsequent years in that era, the team was very successful, and many well-known basketball players played for the club. During this era, Peristeri competed in the European 3rd-tier level Korać Cup 7 times (in the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2000). Well-known players such as Marko Jarić, Milan Gurović, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Pelekanos, Kostas Tsartsaris, and Alphonso Ford played for the club in that era.

In 2001, led by the great scorer Ford, Peristeri finished in second place in the Greek League in the regular season. The club also competed in the European 1st-tier level EuroLeague competition, during the Euroleague 2000–01 and the Euroleague 2001–02 seasons. In 2003, Peristeri competed in the European 4th-tier level FIBA EuroCup Challenge. In the year 2004, the club played in the European 3rd-tier level FIBA EuroChallenge.

Following the 2003–04 season, Peristeri was downgraded to the Greek B League, due to great financial troubles within the sports club. For the 2007–08 season, Peristeri Athens returned to the A2 Division, after finishing in second place in the Greek B League in the 2006–07 season. Cezary Trybański signed with the team for the 2007–08 season. After the 2012–13 Greek Basket League season, Peristeri was again relegated to the Greek A2 League. On account of economic weakness, the club did not take part in the A2 League in the following season, and instead competed in the Greek B League (the 4th division overall, and third national league of the Greek basketball league system).[1]

In the 2014–15 season, Peristeri finished at 4th place in the 1st group of the Greek B League. Nevertheless, due to the withdrawal of Panionios from the Greek A2 League, Peristeri was promoted back to the A2 League, as they replaced Panionios in the competition.[2]

Arena[edit]

Peristeri plays its home games in the Peristeri Arena, which has a seating capacity of 4,000 people.[3]

Roster[edit]

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

Peristeri Athens roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Greece Pappas, Alkis 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1987-05-08)8 May 1987
SG 5 Greece Dakoulias, Christos 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1988-01-01)1 January 1988
G 6 Greece Gorgonis, Diogenis 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 19 – (1998-04-28)28 April 1998
SF 7 Greece Magkounis, Spyros 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 31 – (1985-12-10)10 December 1985
SG 8 Greece Polytarchou, Michalis 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 33 – (1983-06-23)23 June 1983
PF 9 Greece Papantonakos, Kostas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 – (1991-12-23)23 December 1991
SG 10 Greece Mantzaris, Antonis 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1986-06-20)20 June 1986
PF 11 Greece Lykogiannis, Christoforos 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 34 – (1982-09-11)11 September 1982
C 12 Greece Katiakos, Dimitris 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 30 – (1987-03-10)10 March 1987
C 14 Greece Tassopoulos, Lazaros 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 35 – (1982-06-18)18 June 1982
C 15 Greece Giouzelis, Giorgos 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (1995-11-23)23 November 1995
PF 16 Greece Domprogiannis, Athanasios 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
PG 17 Greece Kaponis, Giannis 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 – (1994-05-19)19 May 1994
G Greece Konstantakopoulos, Thanos 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 28 – (1988-08-24)24 August 1988
Head coach

Nikos Karagiannis

Assistant coach(es)

Sakis Panagakis, Giannis Kritikos


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: June 1st, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Dimitris Katiakos Lazaros Tassopoulos Giorgos Giouzelis
PF Kostas Papantonakos Christoforos Lykogiannis Athanasios Domprogiannis
SF Spyros Magkounis Antonis Mantzaris
SG Michalis Polytarchou Christos Dakoulias
PG Alkis Pappas Giannis Kaponis Gorgonis Diogenis

Titles[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Coach Roster
1999–00 5th place Last 16 FIBA Korać Cup
Last 16
Argyris Pedoulakis Giannis Kritikos, Manolis Papamakarios, Kostas Gagaoudakis, Santiago Abad, Dejan Vostić, Jose Lasa, Alphonso Ford, Kostas Tsartsaris, Erik Meek, Robert Reisenbuchler, Hugues Occansey, John Brougos, Michalis Pelekanos, Alekos Petroulas
2000–01 3rd place Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Argyris Pedoulakis Giannis Kritikos, Manolis Papamakarios, Alexis Papadatos, Michalis Pelekanos, Aleksey Savrasenko, Byron Dinkins, Alphonso Ford, Kostas Tsartsaris, Fabio Ribeiro, Robert Reisenbuchler, Michael Andersen, John Brougos, Thanasis Efthimiou
2001–02 6th place Last 16 EuroLeague
Group stage
Argyris Pedoulakis Gary Grant, Manolis Papamakarios, Alexis Papadatos, Michalis Pelekanos, Ferran Martínez, Giorgos Pantazopoulos, Adam Wójcik, Kostas Tsartsaris, Agi Ibeja, Maurice Carter, Michael Andersen, Thanasis Efthimiou, Giannis Mitropoulos, Alexander Kühl, Byron Dinkins
2002–03 3rd place Semi-Finals FIBA Europe Champions Cup
Semis
Argyris Pedoulakis Mirza Kurtović, Manolis Papamakarios, Ray Weathers, Michalis Pelekanos, Alphonso Johnson, Dejan Jovanovski, Giannis Mitropoulos, Andreas Glyniadakis, Agi Ibeja, Piotr Szybilski, Periklis Dorkofikis, Erick Barkley, Darren Mclinton, Larry Stewart, Andre Hutson, Milan Ravodanović
2003–04 7th place 3rd place FIBA Europe League
Group Stage
Argyris Pedoulakis Mirza Kurtović, Manolis Papamakarios, Ioannis Sioutis, Michalis Pelekanos, Larry Stewart, Giorgos Melas, Franco Nakić, Grigorij Khizhnyak, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Antonis Mantzaris, Eric Cuthrell, Dimitris Makris, Giorgos Kalamaras, Vassilis Soulis, Pete Mickeal
2005–06 14th place Phase one Giorgos Meletis Dimitris Karatzios, Stergios Tsiabalis, Spyros Katsafouris, Nasos Houbavlis, Antonis Mantzaris, Giorgos Kalamaras, Efthimis Kiritsis, Giorgos Petropoulos, Dario Livajić, Gorian Latifić
2006–07 1st place Phase one Manos Manouselis Panagiotis Mantzanas, Giannis Dip, Franchisco Amato, Antonis Mantzaris, Dimos Fotiou, Giorgos Bozikas, Nemanja Ćuk, Giorgos Kalamaras, Christos Deligiannis, Vangelis Morfis, Nikos Kotinis, Vangelis Mantzaris
2007–08 5th place Phase two Manos Manouselis / Dimitris Tziallas Panagiotis Mantzanas, Filippos Moschovitis, Franchisco Amato, Antonis Mantzaris, Nikos Kokkalis, Vangelis Mantzaris, Nemanja Ćuk, Vangelis Margaritis, Christos Deligiannis, Cezary Trybański, Ralph Bucci, Nikos Kotinis
2008–09 1st place Phase one Nikos Karagiannis Angelos Siamandouras, Filippos Moschovitis, Darrel Lewis, Vangelis Mantzaris, Nikos Kokkalis, Antonis Mantzaris, Nikos Koumoulos, Vangelis Margaritis, Christos Deligiannis, Alexis Tsamatos, Ralph Bucci, Dimitris Despos, Sokratis Psaropoulos
2009–10 9th place Phase two Thanasis Skourtopoulos Cliff Hammonds, Will Daniels, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Vangelis Mantzaris, Michael Bramos, Rudy Mbemba, Antonis Mantzaris, Vangelis Margaritis, Christos Deligiannis, Sokratis Psaropoulos, Georgios Tsiakos, Jamie Arnold, Marcus Faison, Shaun Pruitt, Spencer Nelson, Gary Wilkinson, Reece Gaines, Lazaros Agadakos
2010–11 7th place Phase two Argyris Pedoulakis Vangelis Mantzaris, Mike King, Sokratis Psaropoulos, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Antonis Mantzaris, Ernest Scott, Georgios Tsiakos, Alekos Petroulas, Julian Sensley, Kurt Looby, Jure Močnik, Duane Woodward
2011–12 12th place Phase two Argyris Pedoulakis Nondas Papantoniou, Panagiotis Kafkis, Sokratis Psaropoulos, Charis Giannopoulos, Richard Roby, Ernest Scott, Eric Boateng, Alekos Petroulas, Emir Zimić, Georgios Bogris, Jure Močnik, Gavin Edwards, Theodoros Tsiloulis, Georgios Papagiannis, Boško Jovović, Aleksandar Mitrović
2012–13 13th place Phase two Dimitris Koustenis Nondas Papantoniou, Dimitris Kompodietas, Smush Parker, Dwight Thorne, Andreas Kanonidis, Verdell Jones, Antonis Mantzaris, Darrin Williams, Tyler Hines, Alekos Petroulas, Petros Melissaratos, Christos Lakkas, Andreas Psaropoulos, Jonathan Mitchell, Giorgos Galiotos, Georgios Papagiannis

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

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