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Kostas Politis passes away at 76
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He is mostly remembered for coaching the Greek national team that won the Eurobasket in 1987.

Before becoming a coach, he played as point guard in Panathinaikos and the national selection.

Other than the national team, he also coached Panathinaikos, PAOK, AEK and Near East. The latter has an interesting American connection, as it originally was the team of the Near East Foundation, a humanitarian organization based in New York.

Politis (bottom right) with the Greek national selection in 1964

Politis (on the right) with the jersey of Panathinaikos

Wikipedia article