|Name Steve Giatzoglou|
Role Basketball Player
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Education University of Connecticut
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Stylianos "Steve" Giatzoglou (alternate spellings: Yantzoglou, Yatzoglou; Greek: Στυλιανός "Στηβ" Γιατζόγλου; born 11 December 1949), is a Greek American professional basketball coach, and the president of the Union of Greek Basketball Athletes. He's a former basketball player, having competed professionally in the Greek Basket League.
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- Greek national team
- Coaching career
- Personal life
Giatzoglou played college basketball at Connecticut College, under the name Steve Young.
Giatzoglou's pro career was noted for his successes with the Greek Basket League club Olympiacos. He's considered today as one of the greatest players in the club's history. With Olympiacos, he won 2 Greek League championships and 4 Greek Cups. He was the Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer in 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. He also played with the Greek club PAOK.
Greek national team
Giatzoglou made his debut with Greece national basketball team on May 6, 1973. He played in 115 games, scoring a total of 1,468 points, for a scoring average of 12.8 points per game.
Giatzoglou played in 3 EuroBasket tournaments with Greece's national team : in 1973, 1975, and 1979. His last game with the Greek national team was on 18 February 1981, in a friendly game against the Bulgarian national basketball team.
As a coach, Giatzoglou worked in several clubs in Greece: Gymnastikos S. Larissas, Olympiacos; Aris; Pagrati; Egaleo; Iraklis; AEK; Dafni; and Peristeri.
In 2014, Giatzoglou was hired as assistant coach to work in South Korea, with the Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League. In 2015, Giatzoglou returned to Greece to coach Kavala.
Greek national team
In October 2016, Giatzoglou endorsed the nationalist, far-right political party of Golden Dawn, and attended the celebration of their newspaper's 1,000th issue.