Greek basketball is mourning the death of legend Kolokithas‏
by: Vassilis Skountis, Athens
March 2, 2013
Giorgos KolokithasGreek basketball's family is grieving the loss of Giorgos Kolokithas, legendary former player of Panathinaikos, who was serving until yesterday as the vice president of the Hellenic Basketball Federation and the head of the national teams.

Kolokithas passed away of a heart attack on Friday night, at the age of 68. He was born on November, 02, 1945 and started his career as a center with Sporting Athens before moving to Panathinaikos. A four-time leading scorer of the Greek National League, he led the Greens to win four Greek National Championships and to reach the then European Champions' Cup and the then European Cup Winners' Cup semifinals in 1969 and in 1972 respectively. Kolokithas played 90 games with the Greek senior's national team, scored 1.807 points and was the leading scorer at the 1967 and the 1969 European Championships, which took place in Helsinki and Caserta, averaging 22.9 and 22.7 points per game. He was called twice and made the European Selection's team.

Kolokithas retired from basketball in 1973 at the age of 28 due to a serious injury on his leg, during a European Champions' Cup match.
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