Nikolaos "Nikos" Chatzis (alternative spelling: Hatzis) (Greek: Νίκος Χατζής; born 3 June 1976) is a retired Greek professional basketball player and coach. At a height of 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall, he played at the shooting guard position. He is among the all-time leaders in the history of the Greek Basket League in points scored, assists, 3 pointers made, and games played (since the 1992–93 season).
Chatzis, as an Ilysiakos player, in 2009.
|Born||3 June 1976|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|2017–present||AEK Athens (Cadets, Juniors)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chatzis started his basketball career with the Greek club Poseidon Kalamatas, and he turned professional in the year 1995, when he transferred to the Greek League club A.E.K. Chatzis stayed with A.E.K. for 10 consecutive years, and in the process, he became the team's all-time number one ranked player in modern-era Greek League competitions (since the league has been organized by HEBA 1992–present) in the following categories: points scored, games played, assists, and free throws made.
In the summer of 2005, A.E.K. decided to release Chatzis, and thus he continued his career with the Greek club Olympiacos. He played the next year with the Greek team Panionios, and he returned to A.E.K. in August 2007, after the changing of the club's chairman. In 2009, he moved to the Greek club Ilysiakos. In 2014, he moved to the Greek club Arkadikos. He officially retired as a player in December 2015, and began a career in coaching.
National team careerEdit
With the junior Greek national teams, Chatzis won the gold medal at both the 1993 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and also at the 1995 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. He also tallied a total of 69 caps, and 336 points scored with the senior men's Greek national basketball team.
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- 4× Greek All-Star Game: (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005)
- 2× Greek All-Star Game 3 Point Shootout Champion: (2000, 2003)
- 2× Greek Cup Winner: (2000, 2001)
- FIBA Saporta Cup Champion: (2000)
- Greek League Champion: (2002)
- Greek League Best Five: (2004)