Greek legend Nikos Boudouris retires
by: Vassilis Skountis, Athens
July 24, 2008
Nikos Boudouris and Dejan Bodiroga Nikos Boudouris, one of the great legends of Greek basketball, announced his retirement from the game Thursday at age 37. The playmaker made history as the first and only Greek player to achieve the basketball "grand slam" of winning the Cup Winners' Cup (PAOK, 1991), the Korac Cup (PAOK, 1994) and the Euroleague (Panathinaikos, 2000). Boudouris grew up with Olympiacos Volos and moved to PAOK in 1989. He spent there nine seasons and then played for Panathinaikos (1998-2000), Olympiacos (2000-03), Makedonikos (2003-04), Maroussi (2004-06), Olympiada Patras (2006-07) and finished his glorious career last season with Maroussi. He holds the all-time Greek League record with 572 games played and also ranks third overall in steals, fifth in assists ninth in three-point shots. His résumé includes three Greek championships, three Greek Cups and 102 appearances with the Greek National Team, including two World and two European Championships.
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