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Nikolaos "Nikos" Chatzis (alternative spelling: Hatzis) (Greek: Νίκος Χατζής; born 3 June 1976) is a retired[1] 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,[2] assists, 3 pointers made, and games played (since the 1992–93 season).[3]

Nikos Chatzis
Νίκος Χατζής
Nikolaos- hatzis 2009.jpg
Chatzis, as an Ilysiakos player, in 2009.
AEK Athens
PositionAcademies Coach
Personal information
Born (1976-06-03) 3 June 1976 (age 43)
Kalamata, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career1995–2015
PositionShooting guard
Number9
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
1995–2005AEK Athens
2005–2006Olympiacos
2006–2007Panionios
2007–2009AEK Athens
2009–2014Ilysiakos
2014–2015Arkadikos
As coach:
2017–presentAEK Athens (Cadets, Juniors)
Career highlights and awards

Professional Greek League career stats leaders

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Playing careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

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.[4]

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.

Coaching careerEdit

Chatzis began his coaching career in 2015. In 2017, he became the head coach of AEK Athens' youth academies.[5]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Playing careerEdit

Pro careerEdit

Greek junior national teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

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