|Full name||Anastasia Kostaki|
|Born||March 26, 1978|
Anastasia Kostaki (Greek : Αναστασία Κωστάκη; born March 26, 1978) is a former Greek professional basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach for Panathinaikos. She is 1.72 m (5 ft 7 ¾) in height and 65 kg (144 pounds) in weight.
Kostaki started playing basketball at the age of nine and if she was not a basketball player she says she would have been a dancer or actress. She wants to work at the Greek Sports federation after retiring from basketball. She is the daughter of Konstantinos and Katerina and sister of Dimitra and Nikos. She became the first Greek player to play in the WNBA in 2006 when she played with the Houston Comets.
Her sports role model is Nikos Galis. Her favorite band is The Doors, but she also enjoys Greek music. Her favorite film is Beautiful Life and her favorite food is pasta and chicken. When not playing basketball, she enjoys reading, using the internet and going to movies.
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