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Georgios Bartzokas

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Nationality  Greek
Pro career  1981–1992
Weight  91 kg
Name  Georgios Bartzokas
Career start  1975

Listed weight  200 lb (91 kg)
Role  Basketball Player
Career end  1987
NBA draft  1987 / Undrafted
Height  1.98 m
Position  Head coach
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League  VTB United League Euroleague
Born  June 11, 1965 (age 50) Athens, Greece (1965-06-11)
Similar People  Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, Argiris Pedoulakis, Georgios Printezis, Giannis Sfairopoulos

Listed height  6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)

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Georgios Bartzokas (alternate spellings: Giorgos, George, Mpartzokas) (Greek: Γιώργος Μπαρτζώκας, born June 11, 1965) is a Greek former professional basketball player and current head basketball coach of Khimki. He became the first Greek coach to win the EuroLeague title, after winning it in the 2012–13 season with Olympiacos.


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Playing career

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Barztokas played professional basketball in the Maroussi club, before some serious knee injuries (torn right knee ACL and later torn left knee ACL) ended his career at age 27.

Coaching career

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Bartzokas began working as a basketball coach at the age of 22, while he was still also playing club basketball. He was the assistant coach of Panagiotis Giannakis for several years in Maroussi. In 2006, he signed on as the head coach of Olympia Larissa. That same year with Olympia, he managed to reach the playoffs of the Greek Basket League for the first time in the club's history. The team finished in 7th place, and repeated their playoffs qualification the next year, during the Greek Basket League 2007–08 season.

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In 2009, Bartzokas became the head coach of Maroussi. In 2010, he was named the Greek League Best Coach. He became the head coach of Panionios in 2010.

Bartzokas became the head coach of the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos, in June 2012. With Olympiacos, he won the 2012–13 season championship of the EuroLeague, becoming the first Greek coach in history to win this title. He was also named the EuroLeague Coach of the Year in 2013. He also won the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup with Olympiacos.

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On July 5, 2015, Bartzokas signed a 2-year deal with PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. In the EuroLeague, he coached the team to a first-ever Final Four appearance, after beating FC Barcelona 3–2 in the EuroLeague Playoffs.

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On July 8, 2016, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish team FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB. After one season, Barcelona parted ways with him. On June 30, 2017, Bartzokas returned to the VTB United League, in order to be the new head coach of the Russian club Khimki. He signed a two-year contract.

Coaching record

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Club Titles

  • EuroLeague: 1 (with Olympiacos: 2012–13)
  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup: 1 (with Olympiacos: 2013)
  • Awards

  • Greek League Best Coach: 1 (2010)
  • EuroLeague Coach of the Year: 1 (2013)
  • References

    Georgios Bartzokas Wikipedia