Monday, June 28, 2010
Bartzokas is a candidate for Zalgiris Kaunas
Georgios Bartzokas is a candidate for the head coach position of Zalgiris Kaunas according to basketnet.gr. The Greek head coach led Maroussi to an impressive course through the Euroleague with one of the smallest budgets in the entire competition(if not the smallest). Maroussi made it to the Top-16 and they almost made it to the Top-8.
Bartzokas has had a small budget to work with as a head coach managing to keep the ailing team of Olympia BC in the A1 league in Greece and in his second season he even led them to the play-offs(2007-2008). After 3 seasons in Olympia he returned to Maroussi as a head coach this time. Bartzokas worked as an assistant coach in Maroussi under coach Giannakis.
Unfortunately for Maroussi they are in a state of disarray and very soon the key players will start leaving because their owner will not put any more money into the team. Mavroeidis should be announced by Bilbao this week and Jamon Lucas and Kostas Kaimakoglou already have offers from others teams. Billy Keys is also leaving, perhaps on his way to China.
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