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Kostas Tsartsaris
Κώστας Τσαρτσαρής
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Tsartsaris, at a Panathinaikos practice, in 2013.
Personal information
Born October 17, 1979 (1979-10-17) (age 41)
Veria, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro career 1997–2013
Coaching career 2014–present
Career history
As player:
1997–1998 U.M.F. Grindavik
1998–1999 Near East
1999–2002 Peristeri
2002–2013 Panathinaikos
As coach:
2014–2016 Panathinaikos (Cadets)
2016 Panathinaikos (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • 3× EuroLeague champion (2007, 2009, 2011)
  • 2× Triple Crown winner (2007, 2009)
  • 10× Greek League champion (2003–2011, 2013)
  • 8× Greek Cup winner (2003, 2005–2012, 2013)
  • 7× Greek League All-Star (2001, 2002, 2004–2008)
  • Greek League Best Five (2004)
  • Greek League Best Young Player (1999)
  • 3× Greek Cup MVP (2006–2008)
  • Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer (2007)
  • Icelandic Cup winner (1998)

Professional Greek League career stats leaders

  • Greek League all-time leader in total rebounds

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

Professional playing career

Club career

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. Throughout the season, he averaged 20.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.

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.

National team career

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

Coaching career

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

Career statistics

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

EuroLeague

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  ?

Awards and accomplishments

Pro playing career

  • Icelandic Cup Winner: (1998)
  • Greek League Best Young Player: (1999)
  • 7× Greek League All-Star Game selection: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 10× Greek League Champion: (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • 8× Greek Cup Winner: (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
  • Greek League Best Five: (2004)
  • 3× Greek Cup MVP: (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer: (2007)
  • 3× EuroLeague champion: (2007, 2009, 2011)
  • 2× Triple Crown Winner: (2007, 2009)
  • Professional Greek League all-time leader in total rebounds

Greek senior national team

  • 6× Acropolis Tournament Champion: (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • 2005 EuroBasket: 11 Gold

  • 2006 FIBA Stanković Cup: 11 Gold

  • 2006 FIBA World Championship: 22 Silver
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