Kostas Charalampidis

Konstantinos "Kostas" Charalampidis (alternate spellings: Constantinos, Costas, Haralampidis, Haralambidis, Haralabidis, Charalambides) (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Χαραλαμπίδης; born April 4, 1976) is a retired Greek professional basketball player and basketball coach. During his playing career, he was a 6 ft 2 ​12 in (1.89 m) tall point guard-shooting guard.

Kostas Charalampidis
Κώστας Χαραλαμπίδης
Panathinaikos
PositionAssistant Coach
LeagueGreek Basket League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1976-04-04) April 4, 1976 (age 44)
Thessaloniki, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1997–2016
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
1997–2002Makedonikos
2002–2004Olympia Larissa
2004–2006Makedonikos
2006–2009Maroussi
2009–2010Panellinios
2010–2011Aris
2011–2012KAOD
2012Brindisi
2012–2016PAOK
As coach:
2016–2019PAOK (assistant)
2019–2020PAOK
2020–presentPanathinaikos (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Charalampidis began his career playing with the Makedonikos Greece youth teams. He began his professional career with Makedonikos during the 1997–98 season, and he stayed there through the 2001–02 season. In 2002, he joined Olympia Larissa.

In 2004, he returned to Makedonikos. As a member of Makedonikos, he won the Greek Second Division championship twice, in the years 2000 and 2002. He was named the MVP of the Greek Second Division in 2002. He also played in the EuroCup Final with Makedonikos in 2005.

In 2006, he joined Maroussi. In 2009, he moved to Panellinios, where he was named to the All-EuroCup Second Team for the 2009–10 season. In 2010, he joined Aris Thessaloniki.[1]

He joined KAOD in 2011, and he moved to the Italian Second Division club Brindisi in 2012.[2] He then joined the Greek club PAOK for the 2012–13 season. He extended his contract with PAOK in 2014.[3]

He officially announced his retirement from his basketball playing career in 2016, due to a serious knee injury. However, this was after he had not played in any games since November 2014.

Greek national teamEdit

Charalampidis played with Greece's junior national team at the 1999 World University Games.[4] He was also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team.

Coaching careerEdit

After he retired from playing professional club basketball, Charalampidis began a career as a basketball coach. He became an assistant coach with the Greek club PAOK in 2016, working under the club's head coach, Soulis Markopoulos. In 2019, he became PAOK's head coach. In the summer of 2020, Charalampidis became an assistant coach at Panathinaikos under head coach Georgios Vovoras.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

As a playerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arisbc.gr Kostas Charalampidis signs for Aris". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
  2. ^ Sportando.net Enel Brindisi announced Kostas Charalampidis.
  3. ^ PAOK extends veterans Dedas and Charalampidis.
  4. ^ Eurobasket.com - World University Games 1999 - Men Basketball.

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