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Nikolaos "Nikos" Milas (Greek: Νικόλαος "Νίκος" Μήλας; 9 July 1928 – 22 July 2019) was a Greek basketball player and coach. He was born in Athens.[1]

Nikos Milas
Personal information
Born(1928-07-09)9 July 1928
Athens, Greece
Died22 July 2019(2019-07-22) (aged 91)
Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece
NationalityGreek
Coaching career1960–1976
Career history
As player:
0000Panathinaikos
As coach:
1960–1961,
1963–1965
Panathinaikos
1967–1974AEK Athens
1975–1976Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

As a head coach:

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Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Milas was a skilled technical player, with good dribbling and shooting ability.[2][3] He played with Panathinaikos in his club career. He won three Greek League championships (1949–50, 1950–51, 1953–54).

Greek national teamEdit

Milas was also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He was an international player with the Greek men's national team in 8 games. He played at the EuroBasket 1949 in Egypt, where he won a bronze medal, and at the EuroBasket 1951. Milas also played at the 1951 Mediterranean Games, and the 1952 Summer Olympics basketball tournament of Helsinky, (two loses against Hungary and Israel).

Coaching careerEdit

In 1961, Milas won the Greek League championship from the post of head coach of Panathinaikos.[4] He was the head coach of AEK, in 1968, when they won the FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup's 1967–68 season championship, in Kallimármaro, Athens, against the Czechoslovak League powerhouse of the sixties, Slavia VŠ Praha.[5]

On the bench of AEK, he also won two Greek League national domestic championships in the 1967–68 and 1969–70 seasons (the 1969–70 title was the last for the club until the 2001–02 season).[6] In the 1969–70 season, Milas also led AEK to the semifinals of the 1969–70 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup, where his team was defeated by the French League club, Vichy, in a two legged aggregate score series (consisting of a 60–78 loss in France, and a 74–65 win in Athens).

PersonalEdit

Milas died on 22 July, 2019, in Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece. He was 91 years old.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Nikolaos Milas". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  2. ^ Αθλητική Ηχώ 26/1/1951[dead link]
  3. ^ ΕΟΚ
  4. ^ Αθλητική Ηχώ 24/9/1961
  5. ^ Σαν σήμερα Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Ιστότοπος της ομάδας καλαθοσφαίρισης της ΑΕΚ
  7. ^ ΑΕΚ: Απεβίωσε ο Νίκος Μήλας, ο προπονητής της ομάδας του 1968 (in Greek).
  8. ^ "Θρήνος για Νίκο Μήλα". aekbc.gr (in Greek). Online. Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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