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Panagiotis Giannakis

Coach Panagiotis Giannakis


Born on New Year's Day in 1959, in Athens, Panagiotis Giannakis began his athletic career in Ionikos Nikaias. In 1982 he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the NBA draft and in 1984 he came to ARIS. In 1993 he moved to Panionios and in 1994 to Panathinaikos, with whom he retired in 1996.

In the Greek National Team, he debuted at the age of 17 and has a record of 351 games. He participated in eight European and three World Championships and in the 1996 Olympic Games.

Immediately after his retirement, Panagiotis Giannakis began his coaching career, at the Greek National team, where he remained until 1999. In 2001 he agreed terms with Panionios and one year later with Maroussi, which he led to the second place of the Greek League. In 2004 he returned to the National Team and in 2008 he took over Olympiacos, leaving in 2010. He then coached Limoges (2012-13) and the National Team of China (2013-14).