Lefteris Kakiousis

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.

Lefteris Kakiousis
Λευτέρης Κακιούσης
Personal information
Born (1968-06-07) 7 June 1968 (age 52)
Thessaloniki, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1987–2001
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career2001–present
Career history
As player:
1987–1997Iraklis
1997–1999PAOK
2000–2001Makedonikos
As coach:
2001–2002Makedonikos
2002–2005Iraklis
2005–2006AEK Athens
2006–2007Maroussi (assistant)
2009–2010Iraklis
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

As a head coach:

Medals
Men's Basketball (Assistant coach)
Representing  Greece
FIBA EuroBasket
Gold medal – first place 2005 Serbia
FIBA World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2006 Japan

Playing careerEdit

ClubsEdit

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.[1] He has represented Greece at senior level in 44 games, averaging 3.6 points per game.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

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.

He was also an assistant coach for the senior men's Greek national basketball teams that won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2005, and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

PlayerEdit

Assistant coachEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lefteris Kakiousis". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ Κακιούσης, Ελευθέριος (in Greek). Hellenic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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