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Tribute to the champs 2010-11: Panathinaikos!
The winningest Turkish Airlines Euroleague club in recent years did it again, as Panathinaikos BC lifted its sixth continental title at the 2011 Final Four in Barcelona in spectacular fashion!
The one and only Zeljko Obradovic of Panathinaikos Athens lifted the continental trophy for the eighth time, making him the most-crowned person, player or coach, in Euroleague history. No one has ever done it better than Obradovic, 51, whose legend still has plenty time to grow.
Milenko Tepic offered Panathinaikos both veteran experience and great promise as an elite talent off the bench and finished the season on the floor for the final seconds of the title game win over Maccabi Electra to celebrate becoming a Euroleague champion for the first time.
The unquestioned leader of the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions, Panathinaikos playmaker Dimitris Diamantidis completed an unprecedented season as the first player to take home the Best Defender Award, Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP titles.
At the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, 22-year-old Nick Calathes finished with the most steals, second-most assists and third-most points for the champions, promising to become the next of a long line of elite guards in Panathinaikos history.
The longest-serving player on the Panathinaikos roster, veteran forward Kostas Tsartsaris completed his ninth Euroleague season with another strong defensive effort as he and the Greens lifted their third continental trophy together.
To go along with his reputation as a defensive stopper, Stratos Perperoglou enjoyed the best scoring season of his Euroleague career and proved himself to be a central figure as the Greens marched to a new continental title.
On the way to his third continental crown, Mike Batiste cemented his status as a Panathinaikos legend by making the All-Euroleague First Team and leading the Greens in scoring and rebounding at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
Following a standout Euroleague rookie season, Kostas Kaimakoglou joined Panathinaikos last summer and instantly became a player that head coach Zeljko Obradovic could call on when needed, even in a part-time starting role.
Despite entering the season with just 16 minutes of Euroleague experience, Ian Vougioukas earned his first Euroleague title as a difference-maker for Panathinaikos at the Final Four.
With clutch shot after clutch shot in the title game, Drew Nicholas played a valuable role in giving Panathinaikos its sixth continental title and becoming a two-time champ himself thanks to his all-around game.
Romain Sato fit into the Panathinaikos game plan like a hand in a glove after joining the club over the summer and became an important part of its march to the title, capped by a strong performance in the championship game in Barcelona.
A former First Team All-Euroleague selection, injuries derailed Aleks Maric’s first season with the Greens, but he dominated when healthy and came off the bench to play important minutes in the championship game.
Veteran forward Antonis Fotsis was a major contributor to his team's sixth Euroleague crown. In the final, he led Panathinaikos in minutes, rebounds and blocks, of which he had more than any player in the Final Four.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Josep Oliveras, Euroleague.net