Giorgos Bartzokas

Giorgos Bartzokas was born on June 11, 1965 in Athens and made history with Olympiacos in 2013, when he became the first Greek coach to win the Euroleague.

He had been a player for Amaroussio, however, serious injuries forced him to retire from action at the age of only 22 and turn to coaching. He began with local League teams (Pefki, Kifissia, Vrilissia), while in 2003 he joined the technical staff of Amaroussio, under Panagiotis Giannakis. He held the same position until 2006. 

His next stop was Olympia Larissa, where he remained in the capacity of head coach until 2009. In the 2009-10 season he returned to Maroussi as a head coach. He sat in the Panionios' bench during the following two seasons (2010-2012), while in the summer of 2012 he succeeded Dusan Ivkovic in the Olympiacos' bench.  

He made hirtory with the Piraeus team, leading Olympiacos to the Back2Back win of the Euroleague in 2013 at the London Final Four and a few months later winning the Intercontinental Cup. 

He moved to Russia for Lokomotiv Kuban of Krasnodar in the 2015-16 season, with which he made the Euroleague Final Four. Next year, he took over coaching Barcelona (2016-2017), while he returned to Russia, but this time for Khimki, in the summer of 2017.

  • Date of birth:

     11 June 1965

  • Country:


  • Προηγούμενες ομάδες:

    As Coach:
    2020–          Olympiacos BC 
    2017–2019 Khimki
    2016–2017 FC Barcelona
    2015–2016 Lokomotiv Kuban
    2012–2014 Olympiacos BC
    2010–2012 Panionios 
    2009–2010 Marousi
    2006–2009 Olympia Larissa
    2003–2006 Marousi (assistant)

    As player:
    1981–1992 Marousi


Club level

  • 2013 Euroleague winner

  • 2013 Intercontinental Cup winner


  • 2012-13 Euroleague coach of the year

  • 2009-2010 Greek League coach of the year

It was the end of the '30s when the Olympiacos Basketball team was founded with players form the "Ionidio" School. Great personalities of Greek basketball wore the 'red' shirt, coaches wrote history, victories came and Olympiacos played a leading role inside and outside the Greek borders.

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