Georgios Bartzokas
Bartzokas coaching Khimki, in 2018.
PositionHead coach
LeagueGreek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1965-06-11) June 11, 1965 (age 56)
Athens, Greece
Listed height6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1987 / Undrafted
Playing career1981–1992
PositionPower forward
Coaching career1988–present
Career history
As player:
As coach:
2003–2006Maroussi (assistant)
2006–2009Olympia Larissa
2015–2016Lokomotiv Kuban
2016–2017FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Georgios Bartzokas (alternate spellings: Giorgos, George, Mpartzokas) (Greek: Γιώργος Μπαρτζώκας, born June 11, 1965) is a Greek former professional basketball player and current head coach for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He became the first Greek head coach to win the EuroLeague title, after winning the 2012–13 competition with Olympiacos.[1]

Playing career

Barztokas played professional basketball in the Maroussi club, before some serious knee injuries (torn right knee ACL and later torn left knee ACL) ended his career at age 27.

Coaching career

Bartzokas began working as a basketball coach at the age of 22, while he was still also playing club basketball. He was the assistant coach of Panagiotis Giannakis for several years in Maroussi. In 2006, he signed on as the head coach of Olympia Larissa. That same year with Olympia, he managed to reach the playoffs of the Greek Basket League for the first time in the club's history. The team finished in 7th place, and repeated their playoffs qualification the next year, during the Greek Basket League 2007–08 season.

In 2009, Bartzokas became the head coach of Maroussi.[2] In 2010, he was named the Greek League Best Coach.[3] He became the head coach of Panionios in 2010.

Bartzokas became the head coach of the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos, in June 2012.[4] With Olympiacos, he won the 2012–13 season championship of the EuroLeague, becoming the first Greek coach in history to win this title.[5] He was also named the EuroLeague Coach of the Year in 2013.[6] He also won the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup with Olympiacos.

On July 5, 2015, Bartzokas signed a 2-year deal with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.[7] In the EuroLeague, he coached the team to a first-ever Final Four appearance, after beating FC Barcelona 3–2 in the EuroLeague Playoffs.[8]

On July 8, 2016, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish team FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB.[9] After one season, Barcelona parted ways with him.[10] On June 30, 2017, Bartzokas returned to the VTB United League, in order to be the new head coach of the Russian club Khimki. He signed a two-year contract.[11] On January 21, 2019 Bartzokas left Khimki, the contract was terminated.[12]

Coaching record

G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

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


Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Maroussi 2009–10 16 6 10 .375 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
2012–13 31 22 9 .710 Won EuroLeague Championship
2013–14 29 20 9 .690 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Lokomotiv Kuban 2015–16 31 21 10 .677 Won in 3rd place game
Barcelona 2016–17 30 12 18 .400 Eliminated in the regular season
Khimki 2017–18 34 17 17 .500 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Olympiacos 2019–20 Current
Career 171 98 73 .573

Career achievements

Club Titles


See also


  1. ^ Bartzokas is first Greek coach to win the Euroleague.
  2. ^ Maroussi names Bartzokas head coach.
  3. ^ George Bartzokas: 2009-10 Greek League Coach of the Year.
  4. ^ OLYMPIACOS finds new coach in Bartzokas.
  5. ^ Bartzokas is first Greek coach to win the Euroleague.
  6. ^ Alexander Gomelskiy Trophy: Georgios Bartzokas, Olympiacos.
  7. ^ "Lokomotiv tabs Bartzokas for bench". Euroleague. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Final Four head coach: Georgios Bartzokas, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar". Euroleague. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Georgios Bartzokas is the new man in charge of Barça Lassa". FC Barcelona. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  10. ^ "FC Barcelona, coach Bartzokas part ways". 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Khimki hires Bartzokas". EuroLeague. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Khimki Moscow Region, Georgios Bartzokas part ways". BC Khimki. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.