Eleftherios "Lefteris" Kakiousis (Greek: Ελευθέριος "Λευτέρης" Κακιούσης; born 7 June 1968 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is a retired Greek professional basketball player and a professional basketball coach. He played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.
|Born||7 June 1968|
|Listed height||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As a player:
As a head coach:
Kakiousis began his professional club career in 1987, with the Greek club Iraklis. He moved to the Greek club PAOK in 1997. With PAOK, he won the Greek Cup in 1999. He then finished his playing career with the Greek club Makedonikos.
Greek national teamEdit
Kakiousis was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He played at the EuroBasket 1993, the EuroBasket 1995, and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He has represented Greece at senior level in 44 games, averaging 3.6 points per game.
Kakiousis began his club coaching career, as the head coach of Makedonikos in 2001. He won the 2002 Greek A2 Basket League championship, with a 24–2 record. In 2002, he joined Iraklis, and lead the club a third-place finish in the Greek Basket League 2003–04 season. In 2005, he became the head coach of AEK Athens, and in 2006, he became the assistant coach of Maroussi. In 2009, he once again took the head coaching job with Iraklis.
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- Greek Cup Winner: (1999)
- FIBA Euroleague Profile
- FIBA Archive Profile
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lefteris Kakiousis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
- AEK Athens Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- Hellenic Basketball Federation Profile at the Wayback Machine (archived May 11, 2006) (in Greek)