In which team you had the most difficult job to do?
'The success for me is to achieve something when nobody expects you to do it. For example my first years in PAOK were much competitive, when Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and AEK had very wealthy presidents and they didn't expect us to take the place for the Euroleague. The job i had last year in AEK also, this year in Ilysiakos Athens even the season when PAOK when was about to relegate and it was very difficult to take the wins that were appropriate to keep the team in the first division. The happiness of a coach is to work at a club that he will not have many problems like we do this year in Ilysiakos Athens. We have a man who gives the money at the team, are not a lot but there is a very good co-operation that gives us the chance to do our best to fulfill our targets. The most difficult for a coach is to work in a team with a lot of problems, not to a team that has a very high budget that makes very unlucky to miss one of the first places in the league because the most teams have not the financial ability to be competitive'.
A final question, which is your target as a coach in the future?
'I have grown up in a big team as PAOK so I use to have great ambitions. As I said before a target is to work in a healthy team either in Greece either in Europe. However now I think only about the success of my team Ilysiakos Athens how it will be more competitive in the next games'.
You can see also remember the part A here : http://www.eurobasket.com/Greece/basketball.asp?NewsID=220949
Season 2013-2014 Early transfers from the lower Divisions - May 16, 2013
Ermis Lagkada agreed financial terms with the Head Coach Takis Xouridas
Pagrati agreed financial terms with Head Coach Nikos Kalabakos
AEK Athens renewed the contract of Head Coach Evangelos Ziagkos
Livadeia agreed financial terms with head Coach Panagiotis Zontos and the player Giorgos Topouzidis (191-F-89)
Polis Kallitheas renewed the contract of the head Coach Giorgos [read more]
C Division Apollon Arhaias Korinthou a newcomer team in the division agreed financial terms with Coach Makis Giatras Ethnikos Piraeus renewed the contract of head coach Costas Sorotos and agreed financial terms with Giannis Kountouras while three players have renewed their contracts for one year, Dimitris Yiannaletsos (203-F-85), Alexis Karipidis and Pavlos Trafalis (202-F-78)
32-year old USA ex-international guard Marcus Banks (188-81, college: UNLV) left Panathinaikos Athens (A1). In 14 games he had 6.4ppg and 1.7rpg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Banks also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The last season Banks was tested by Idaho Stampede in D-League. In 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 1 [read more]
32-year old USA ex-international guard Marcus Banks (188-81, college: UNLV) left Panathinaikos Athens (A1). In 14 games he had 6.4ppg and 1.7rpg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Banks also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The last season Banks was tested by Idaho Stampede in D-League. In 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg.
He ended the previous (10-11) season at the Hornets in NBA. But the most of that year Banks spent at the Raptors in NBA. In three games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.0apg. In 2003 he was drafted by Adirondack Wildcats (USBL) in eighth round (73rd overall). The former University of Nevada - Las Vegas standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2001. Banks has played previously for five other NBA teams: Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves. On Banks:
Strong body and good scorer but inconsistent shooter and true height is a concern. Has tremendous speed and quickness, and good passing skills, but is too much up-and-down performing to earn a starting spot at NBA level. Needs also to learn to play a slow-tempo game.
It is fact! The American forward R.T. Guinn (208-PF-81, college: Baylor) is officially player of Panathinaikos for the play-offs period. The ex player of the Ukrainian club Ferro ZNTU agreed financial terms with the six star team of Panathinaikos and will join forces with the Hellenic power house as of early next week [read more]
It is fact! The American forward R.T. Guinn (208-PF-81, college: Baylor) is officially player of Panathinaikos for the play-offs period. The ex player of the Ukrainian club Ferro ZNTU agreed financial terms with the six star team of Panathinaikos and will join forces with the Hellenic power house as of early next week. The 32 years old American graduate from Baylor had a solid season with his Ukrainian team as he played in 50 games and had nearly 15 points per game with 41% on three points with 113 of 278 shots while he was dashing down 6.1 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists and 1 steal per game. Last season with the same team, R.T Guinn had 17.1 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, and 42.3% from behind the arc. He considers being a very steady and mature player. From the season 2007-2008, Guinn is ending the seasons in all the leagues he played on double digits nd a percentage from the arc between 40-50% per season.
Together with Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) who joined forces with the Greens a week ago (and he already put his signature in the road win of Panathinaikos in Patras after scoring 18 points in 23 minutes), Panathinaikos is expected to change his game in total. Now the puzzle for the experienced coach Pedoulakis is whether he will be able to change the style and the rhythm of his team for the most crucial games against the euroleague winner, team of Olympiakos as its is expected eventually to come across the team of Coach Bartzokas at the finals in a months' time from now with a home court disadvantage.
At the same time the American point guard Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) is officially off the team. The American had limited time from Coach Pedoulakis and he had 5.7 points in Euroleage in 21 games and 13 minutes in the court while he had 6.4 points in the Greek league in just 14 games and 13 minutes per game.
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