Vangelis Alexandris

Evangelos "Vangelis" Alexandris (Greek: Ευάγγελος "Βαγγέλης" Αλεξανδρής; born February 2, 1951) is a Greek professional basketball coach and a retired professional player. During his playing career, his nickname was "The Tiger".[1]

Vangelis Alexandris
Βαγγέλης Αλεξανδρής
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Alexandris coaching Iraklis in 2016.
Personal information
Born (1951-02-02) February 2, 1951 (age 69)
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1971–1986
PositionPoint guard
Number14
Coaching career1992–present
Career history
As player:
1971–1980Aris
1980–1985PAOK
1985–1986Iraklis Thessaloniki
As coach:
1992–1995Gymnastikos S. Larissas
1995PAOK
1995–1997Apollon Patras
1997–1998Iraklis Thessaloniki
1998–1999Irakleio
1999–2001Maroussi
2001–2002PAOK
2002–2004Aris
2004–2006Olympia Larissa
2006–2007AEK Athens
2007PAOK
2007–2008Kolossos Rodou
2008–2009Kavala
2009–2010GS Olympia Larissa
2010–2011Maroussi
2011–2012Aris
2013Kavala
2013–2014Jordan
2014–2015Panionios
2015–2018Iraklis Thessaloniki
2018Panionios
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Club playing careerEdit

Alexandris played with Aris, PAOK, and Iraklis during his pro club career as a basketball player. With Aris, he won the Greek League championship in 1979. He was the Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer in 1982. With PAOK, he won the Greek Cup in 1984.

National team playing careerEdit

Alexandris played with the junior national teams of Greece. With Greece's junior national team, he won the silver medal at the 1970 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. With Greece's senior national team, he played at the 1972 Pre-Olympic Tournament, and the EuroBasket 1983.

Club coaching careerEdit

Some of the teams that Alexandris has coached during his career include: PAOK, Aris, Olympia Larissa, Maroussi, AEK Athens, and Gymnastikos S. Larissas. His biggest successes as a head coach in his career are winning the Saporta Cup championship with Maroussi during the 2000–01 season, and winning the FIBA EuroCup (later known as the EuroCup Challenge) title during the 2002–03 season, while he coached Aris.

Alexandris became the head coach of Aris for the second time in 2011.[2] He then became the head coach of Panionios in 2014.[3] In October 2015, Alexandris signed a contract with Iraklis Thessaloniki of the Greek A2 (Greek 2nd Division).[4]

National team coaching careerEdit

In May 2013, Alexandris was hired to coach the senior men's Jordanian national basketball team.[5] He coached Jordan's team at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Οι κορυφαίοι των ελληνικών πάγκων: Βαγγέλης Αλεξανδρής (in Greek).
  2. ^ ARIS brings back coach Alexandris.
  3. ^ Vangelis Alexandris is Panionios' new coach.
  4. ^ Ανακοίνωσε τη συμφωνία με Αλεξανδρή! (in Greek). BlueArena.gr. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Alexandris to coach Jordanian NT". Court Side Newspaper. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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