Kostas Tsartsaris facts for kids
Tsartsaris, at a Panathinaikos practice, in 2013.
|Born||October 17, 1979
|Listed height||6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
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 coach, who spent most of his playing career with the Greek League team Panathinaikos. At 6 ft 10 3⁄4 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
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.
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.
|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|
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: Gold
- 2006 FIBA Stanković Cup: Gold
- 2006 FIBA World Championship: Silver
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