Manolopoulos takes charge of Greece’s national basketball team



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FIBA: ATHENS (October 16, 2021) – Sotiris Manolopoulos has been confirmed as the new head coach of the Greece national team, after working as an assistant coach.

The 51-year-old Greek tactician was part of Rick Pitino’s coaching staff at the FIBA ​​2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vitoria, Canada – also working as an assistant in 2011-12 – and now takes the helm of the team ranked 10th at FIBA ​​World. Ranking, presented by NIKE.

Manolopoulos’ first task will be the upcoming 2023 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup European Qualifiers with Greece visiting Great Britain in their opener on November 25, before hosting Belarus three days later to complete the first window.

The Boston University graduate is also currently the head coach of the Greek team Peristeri having started his coaching career as an assistant at the club in 2004. The team competes in the FIBA ​​Europe Cup for the first time and started his campaign with an overtime loss to Tsmoki-Minsk.

Greece are also gearing up for next year’s FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2022, as they face hosts Italy in Milan alongside Estonia, Croatia, Ukraine and another meeting with the Great -Brittany.


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