Kostas Tsartsaris

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Kostas Tsartsaris
Κώστας Τσαρτσαρής
Tsartsaris.jpg
Tsartsaris, at a Panathinaikos practice, in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1979-10-17) October 17, 1979 (age 39)
Veria, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career1997–2013
PositionPower forward / Center
Number12
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As player:
1997–1998U.M.F. Grindavik
1998–1999Near East
1999–2002Peristeri
2002–2013Panathinaikos
As coach:
2014–2016Panathinaikos (Cadets)
2016Panathinaikos (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional Greek League career stats leaders

Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsartsaris (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Τσαρτσαρής) (born October 17, 1979 in Veria, Greece), is a retired Greek professional basketball player and current coach, who spent most of his playing career with the Greek League team Panathinaikos. At 6 ft 10 ​34 in (2.10 m) tall[1] and 115.4 kg (255 lb.) in weight,[2] he played at the mainly at the power forward position, but he could also play at the center position if needed.

Professional playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Tsartsaris was first noticed by professional Greek clubs as a wonder kid, when he was playing in the lower divisions for the team of Filippos Verias. Because Filippos did not allow him to move to another Greek club, he chose at the age of 17 to play for Úrvalsdeild karla club U.M.F. Grindavik for the 1997–98 season.[3] Throughout the season, he averaged 20.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.[4]

He returned to Greece in 1998, and he was signed on a free transfer by Near East. The following year, he moved to Peristeri, and in 2002, he moved to Panathinaikos. With Panathinaikos, he was the Greek Cup MVP for 3 consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008).

In June 2013, after conquering the double in Greece, by winning both the Greek League and Greek Cup in the same season, Tsartsaris announced his decision to finish his playing career, after wearing Panathinaikos' jersey for 11 successful years.[5]

Greek national team[edit]

Tsartsaris was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2005 and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the EuroBasket 2007, the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Peristeri 11 9 31.0 .536 .440 .784 6.2 1.9 .5 .3 11.1 13.5
2001–02 14 12 29.3 .522 .143 .645 6.3 1.7 1.0 .6 10.2 11.9
2002-03 Panathinaikos 19 6 12.2 .688 .333 .609 2.2 .4 .3 .3 4.5 4.6
2003–04 20 13 21.4 .607 .286 .707 5.2 .9 .7 .4 8.8 9.8
2004–05 25 21 19.1 .588 .364 .646 4.3 .8 .6 .4 7.7 8.3
2005–06 23 21 18.2 .485 .463 .667 3.0 1.0 .5 .4 6.6 6.3
2006–07 23 15 19.1 .564 .244 .694 4.5 1.3 .6 .5 6.6 7.5
2007–08 12 7 16.3 .655 .444 .957 3.4 .9 .2 .3 8.0 10.0
2008–09 19 12 13.1 .462 .286 .542 3.4 .5 .6 .3 3.5 4.3
2009–10 6 1 13.1 .364 .333 1.000 2.7 .8 .2 .2 2.7 3.3
2010–11 22 8 15.4 .638 .294 .767 3.0 .6 .6 .2 5.5 5.5
2011–12 17 2 14.2 .475 .231 .800 2.7 .5 .4 .2 4.2 4.1
2012–13 28 10 18.2 .542 .222 .585 3.1 .9 .4 .1 3.8 3.6
Career 239 137 ? .562 .320 .693 3.8 .9 .5 .3 6.3 ?

Coaching career[edit]

Tsartsaris began his coaching career in 2014, working at the young cadet academy school level.[7] On April 21, 2016, it was revealed that Tsartsaris would be an assistant coach of Argyris Pedoulakis in Panathinaikos.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro playing career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBAEurope.com - Height: 2.10 m.
  2. ^ 71. 6' 11" 255 1979 Greek Costas Tsartsaris---Panathinaikos--Greece.
  3. ^ "Grikkinn fær líklega leikheimild með Grindavík" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. 13 November 1997. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Konstantinos Tsartsaris: Ferillinn í úrvalsdeild" (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ Gazzetta.gr Τίτλοι τέλους για Τσαρτσαρή! (in Greek).
  6. ^ Konstantinos TSARTSARIS (GRE) participated in 11 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  7. ^ Ο coach Τσαρτσαρής (in Greek).

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