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Panagiotis Giannakis

1987: The Year Greeks Began Their Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football usually is at a European level. Yet on June 14, 1987, something miraculous happened and Greeks began a love affair with the orange ball which has yet to...

Panathinaikos Basketball Team Dismisses Coach Ivanovic

Panathinaikos announced the dismissal of Dusko Ivanovic, the basketball team’s coach through an official statement. The team’s poor performance against Olympiakos which Panathinaikos lost its advantage, as well as the team’s exclusion from the Euroleague Final 4 lead to...

China Upset With Hoop Loss, Giannakis

Former Greek basketball star Panagiotis Giannakis' debut as coach of the Chinese national basketball team proved a flop when the club finished fifth in the Asian Championships that took place in the Phillippines. He was roundly criticized by Hu Yasi,...

Panagiotis Giannakis to Head Coach Chinese National Basketball Team

The Chinese Basketball Federation hired Panagiotis Giannakis as head coach of the National Team. Giannakis will coach the team at FIBA World Champioship scheduled for 2014 in Spain and at Rio 2016. Giannakis is also the head coach of the...