Tiit Sokk coaching Estonia in 2006
|Born||November 15, 1964|
|Nationality||Estonian / Greek|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tiit Sokk (born November 15, 1964) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player and the current coach of the Estonian national basketball team. Often cited as one of the very best European point guards of his generation, he is widely recognised as the greatest Estonian basketball player in history. In August 2011, Sokk was inducted into the Estonian Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sokk was awarded the Estonian best male athlete award in 1988. He won the Soviet Union League title in 1991 with Kalev Tallinn, and ended his career as a player in 1997, after playing a season with Aris in Greece.
Soviet national team
Sokk's most notable achievement was winning the Olympic gold medal as a member of the Soviet Union national team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He also won two FIBA World Cup silver medals in 1986 and 1990, as well as the bronze medal at EuroBasket 1989.
Tiit Sokk has two sons, Tanel and Sten, who also play professional basketball at the international level for Estonian teams BC Tartu and Kalev/Cramo respectively. During his career in Greece he played under the surname Giannopoulos.
- 2× Soviet Estonian champion: 1984, 1985
- Soviet Union League champion: 1991
- Estonian League champion: 1992
- Estonian Basketball Hall of Fame: 2011
- Tiit Sokk at basketpedya.com