Dimitrios Priftis

Dimitrios Priftis (Greek: Δημήτρης Πρίφτης; born October 27, 1968) is a Greek professional basketball coach who serves as the head coach for Tofaş of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi.

Dimitris Priftis
Δημήτρης Πρίφτης
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1968-10-27) October 27, 1968 (age 53)
Athens, Greece
Career history
As coach:
1998–2000Esperides Kallitheas women's team
2001–2002Dafni (assistant)
2002–2003Ionikos Nikaias (assistant)
2003–2009AEK (assistant)
2008–2012Greece (assistant)
2009–2010Aris (assistant)
2012–2013Ikaros Kallitheas
2013–2014Kolossos Rodou
2014Panathinaikos (assistant)
2014–2017Greece (assistant)
2014–2017Aris Thessaloniki
2017–2021UNICS Kazan
Career highlights and awards

Club coaching careerEdit

After having previously worked as the head coach of Kavala and Ikaros Kallitheas, Prifitis became the head coach of Kolossos Rodou in 2013.[1]

He was hired as an assistant coach at Panathinaikos in 2014.[2] He then became the head coach of Aris later that same year.[3] He was named the Greek League Best Coach in 2016.[4]

He became the head coach of the Russian VTB United League club, UNICS Kazan, in 2017.

On June 26, 2021, he became the head coach of Panathinaikos, signing a three-year deal with the "Greens".[5] On April 12, 2022, Priftis was fired from his position, after a series of negative results and a catastrophic season in the EuroLeague.

On June 16, 2022, he has signed with Tofaş of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi.[6]

National team careerEdit

Priftis has also worked as an assistant coach of the senior men's Greek national basketball team between 2008 and 2012, and from 2014 to the present. He has worked as an assistant coach with Greece at the following tournaments: the 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the EuroBasket 2009, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the EuroBasket 2015, and the 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Continental coaching recordEdit

G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Panathinaikos 2021–22 28 9 19 .321 Eliminated in the regular season
Career 28 9 19 .321


  1. ^ A1Basket.gr Kolossos Rodou signed Dimitris Priftis.
  2. ^ PANATHINAIKOS BC - Alvertis is the new coach
  3. ^ Sportando.net Aris Thessaloniki named Dimitris Priftis new head coach.
  4. ^ Προπονητής της χρονιάς ο Πρίφτης (in Greek).
  5. ^ Panathinaikos officially appoints Dimitris Priftis as head coach
  6. ^ "Dimitris Priftis signs a three-year deal with Tofas Bursa". Sportando. June 16, 2022. Retrieved June 19, 2022.

External linksEdit