After the great win of Olympiakos against Anadolu Efes last night at Turkey, coach Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) and the players of the Piraeus team couldn't hide their happiness about the result which gave their team even more possibilities to qualify at the Euroleague's quarterfinals: Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ): 'It was a very important game for both teams. I think we deserved the win, since we were concentrated at the most time of the game, we controlled it better, although in basketball you should never say that the game is over before its end. There was too much pressure in both teams; there were many mistakes in the game. Anadolu Efes made mistakes first, especially in the first half. But we made all ours throughout the end of the game. Luckily, we didn't pay for those mistakes. Our team is very young, the players play together not a long time now, especially since the two new Americans joined our team just last month. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) and Kostas Papanikolaou (204-F-90) did great jobs tonight, but I don't want to talk about the individual efforts; the whole team did a great job tonight. We want to dedicate this victory to the 21 dead children and their families who 31 years ago, at this day, died in the football game Olympiakos - AEK' Georgios Printezis: 'It's an important day for our fans (31 years of the tragedy of Gate 7 were completed yesterday), to whom we want to dedicate our win. It's an important week for us. We were focused, we did what we had to do. At the end of the game we felt more stress and we came up with wrong choices. However, what counts is that we won. Even now, though, we have not achieved anything; we should keep on like that' Kostas Papanikolaou: 'It's a very important day for Olympiakos today and we all know why. I want to dedicate the victory to the families of the victims of the 'Gate 7' and wish them the best life then, although I know the loss will always hurt. I hope nothing similar will happen ever again. We were almost to lose the game due to our mistakes, but at the end we succeeded. The coach trusts me, I feel 100% ready and I did not grow as a man just in a single day as many say. I want to work every day and give what I been asked by the coach'.
Ethnikos Piraeus (A2) landed 31-year old forward Paraskeva Martzos (197-85). He was about to sign at Pefkohori in the A2. The last season Martzos played also at Pefkohori where in 26 A2 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1 [read more]
Ethnikos Piraeus (A2) landed 31-year old forward Paraskeva Martzos (197-85). He was about to sign at Pefkohori in the A2. The last season Martzos played also at Pefkohori where in 26 A2 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. Among other achievements he was selected to Eurobasket.com All- A2 Honorable Mention in 2016. Martzos has played previously for seven other teams: Ikaros Kallitheas, OF Irakleio, Megas Alexandros, Panelefsiniakos, HANTH, Periko/Arhelaos and Panelefsiniakos.
Ethnikos Piraeus (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85). He played last season at Panionios in B. Kokkalis helped his team get promotion to A2. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in B Division. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket [read more]
Ethnikos Piraeus (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85). He played last season at Panionios in B. Kokkalis helped his team get promotion to A2. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in B Division. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Co-Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Kokkalis won Greek B Division South Group championship title in 2014. He was a member of Greek U20 National Team back in 2005. Kokkalis has played previously for six other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Near East, Amyntas, Doukas, Arkadikos and Nea Kifisia. The scouts decsribe him following way:
Has good size, he can play 2 and 3.
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