|Born||21 March 1942|
|Died||18 June 2018 (aged 76)|
|Listed height||6 ft 1.75 in (1.87 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Career as a playerEdit
Greek national teamEdit
Career as a coachEdit
Club coaching careerEdit
Politis was the head coach of Panathinaikos, and with them he won 3 Greek League championships, in the years 1980, 1981, and 1982, and 2 Greek Cups, in the years 1979 and 1982. He was also a 2 time Greek Cup finalist, in 1989 and 1990, while coaching PAOK.
In the 1993–94 season, when he was coaching Panathinaikos, he was a FIBA European League semifinalist, and his team finished in 3rd place at the 1994 FIBA European League Final Four at Tel Aviv. In 1999, Politis was a Greek Cup finalist, while coaching AEK Athens.
National team coaching careerEdit
Politis was the head coach of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1987. He also coached the Greek national team at the EuroBasket 1983, and the 1986 FIBA World Championship.
- "Kostas Politis, Architect of Greece's 1987 Basketball Triumph, Dies at 76 - GreekReporter.com". greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.