Tiit Sokk coaching Estonia in 2006
November 15, 1964 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Career highlights and awards|
His most notable achievements include winning the Olympic gold medal as a member of the Soviet Union national team in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the silver medal with the same team twice in the 1986 and 1990 World Championships. He won the Soviet Union League championship in 1991 as a member of the Tallinn Kalev basketball team and ended his professional career as a player in 1997, after playing a season with the Aris in Greece.
During his playing time in Greece, mostly with Panathinaikos, he acquired Greek citizenship and his Greek name is Tout Giannopoulos.
Sokk was awarded the Estonian best male athlete award in 1988. Since then he has founded a basketball school in Estonia, coached in Estonian Basketball League and has been the coach of the Estonian National Basketball team since 2004.
Tiit Sokk has two sons, Tanel and Sten, who also play basketball at international level for Estonian teams Tartu Ülikool/Rock and Rakvere Tarvas respectively. In August 2011, Tiit Sokk was inducted to Estonian Basketball Hall Of Fame.
Achievements with club
- Tallinna Kalev
- Soviet Union League Champion: 1991
- Soviet Estonian Championship: 1984, 1985
- Estonian Championship: 1992
- Tiit Sokk at basketpedya.com
|Estonian Sportsman of the Year