Kostas Kaimakoglou

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Kostas Kaimakoglou
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Kaimakoglou celebrating Greece's win against Turkey (76–74), at EuroBasket 2009.
No. 88UNICS Kazan
Position Power forward / Center
League VTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 36)
Korydallos, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2004 Near East
2004–2010 Maroussi
2010–2012 Panathinaikos
2012–present UNICS Kazan
Career highlights and awards

Konstantinos "Kostas" Kaimakoglou (Greek : Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Καϊμακόγλου; born on March 15, 1983) is a Greek professional basketball player for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. He is 2.06 m (6'9") tall, [1] [2] and his main position is power forward, but he can also play as a small ball center if needed. [3]

Greek language Language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

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Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

BC UNICS professional basketball club in Kazan, Russia

BC UNICS is a professional basketball club in Kazan, Russia, that plays in the VTB United League and EuroCup. Their home arena is Basket-Hall Kazan.

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Professional career

Kaimakoglou began his professional career with the Greek League club Near East during the 2002–03 season. In 2004, he moved to the Greek club Maroussi. He was named to the Greek League Best Five in 2010. [4] He joined the Greek club Panathinaikos in July 2010. [5] With Panathinaikos, Kaimakoglou won the EuroLeague and Greek League championships in 2011. He also won the Greek Cup title with Panathinaikos in 2012.

Greek Basket League highest-level professional basketball league in Greece

The Greek Basket League (GBL), often also referred to as the Greek Basketball League, Greek A1 Basketball League, or Greek Basketball Championship, and known as the betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons, is the first tier professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA, under the legal authority of the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.). The league is also known as the Betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons.

Near East B.C. basketball team

A.O. Near East B.C. is one of the oldest professional basketball clubs in Greece. The basketball club was founded in 1927. The team is located in Kaisariani, Greece, which is a suburb of the city of Athens, Greece. Near East's home arena, Near East Indoor Arena, is located only about 2 miles from the downtown center of Athens. It takes its name from the Near East Foundation.

Maroussi B.C. basketball club

Maroussi B.C. alternately translated as Marousi, Amaroussi, or Amaroussion, is a professional basketball club that is based in Marousi, a northern suburb of Athens, in Greece. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Maroussi Basketball Club, which is commonly abbreviated as G.S. Maroussi B.C.

In July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian VTB United League club UNICS Kazan, [6] [7] at an amount of 2.4 million euros net income. [8] In July 2014, he extended his contract with UNICS for two more years. [9] On June 12, 2016, he re-signed with UNICS for one more season. [10]

VTB United League sports league

VTB United League is an international professional men's club basketball league that was founded in 2008. It is made up of mostly Russian clubs, with some others from surrounding countries. Since 2013, it is the first tier of Russian professional club basketball. Therefore, the highest placed Russian team in the league is also named Russian national champions. Its goal is to unite the leading basketball clubs of Eastern Europe and Northern Europe together into one league. The league is sponsored by VTB Bank.

Net income entitys income minus cost of goods sold, expenses and taxes for an accounting period

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Greek national team

Kaimakoglou won the gold medal at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship as a member of the junior Greek national basketball team. He also played at the 2005 World University Games with Greece's junior national team. He also played with the senior men's Greece national basketball team.

The 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship was the sixth edition of the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. The cities of Kaunas, Alytus and Vilnius, in Lithuania, hosted the tournament. Greece won their first title.

The Basketball competitions in the 2005 Summer Universiade were held in İzmir, Turkey.

Greece national basketball team national sports team

The Greece national basketball team is organized and run by the Hellenic Basketball Federation. They were runners-up in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, after beating the United States 101–95 in the tournament's semifinal. They have won EuroBasket twice; in 1987, after beating the Soviet Union 103–101 in the final in Athens and in 2005, after beating Germany with a convincing 78–62 in the final in Belgrade. Greece is currently placed eighth in the FIBA World Rankings.

He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009, and he also played with Greece at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the EuroBasket 2013, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the EuroBasket 2015. [11]

EuroBasket 2009 2009 edition of the Eurobasket

The FIBA EuroBasket 2009 was the 36th FIBA EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Poland, began on 7 September 2009 and concluded with the final on 20 September 2009. The competition served as a qualification tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

2010 FIBA World Championship 2010 edition of the FIBA World Championship

The 2010 FIBA World Championship was the 16th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship contested by the men's national teams. The tournament ran from August 28 to September 12, 2010. It was co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee. It was considered as prestigious a competition as the Olympic Basketball Tournament. The tournament was hosted by Turkey.

EuroBasket 2011 2011 edition of the FIBA EuroBasket

EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. This was the second time EuroBasket had been held in Lithuania, the country having also hosted the 1939 championship. FIBA Europe asserted that Lithuania managed to organize the best European championship in its history. The top two teams are guaranteed spots at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000.

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2009–10 Marousi 151224.0.574.326.7112.91.5.5.29.68.5
2010–11 Panathinaikos 18410.2.389.353.8932.4.6.6.13.24.8
2011–12 23522.4.460.441.7234.11.3.9.27.99.6
2014–15 UNICS 101031.0.463.344.6675.13.61.5.37.911.4
2016–17 191723.0.488.286.7863.41.5.5.24.74.6
Career8548?.491.361.7533.51.5.7.26.5?

Awards and accomplishments

Kaimakoglou, on UNICS Kazan's bench, in the first game of the 2014 EuroCup Finals. Kostas Kaimakoglou 2014 Eurocup 2.jpeg
Kaimakoglou, on UNICS Kazan's bench, in the first game of the 2014 EuroCup Finals.

Pro career

Greek national team

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