Reds, Spanoulis commit to 10th season together

Jul 16, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Reds, Spanoulis commit to 10th season together

Olympiacos Piraeus and legendary guard Vassilis Spanoulis will mark their 10th season together after the sides agreed to terms for the coming season, the club announced Tuesday. A three-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion, Spanoulis (1.93 meters, 36 years old) averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 assists in 25 EuroLeague contest last season. The 2012-13 EuroLeague MVP is an eight-time All-EuroLeague selection, which is a competition record. He led Olympiacos to back-to-back continental crowns in 2012 and 2013 and won Final Four MVP honors each time. He also helped the Reds reach championship games in 2015 and 2017 and win three Greek League titles. Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's all-time leader in assists (1,414), free throws made (1,047), and fouls drawn (1,451). He is also second all-time in points scored (3,991), third in three-pointers made (450) and 10th in steals (246).

Spanoulis started his career with Larissa and also played for Maroussi Athens, Panathinaikos Athens and Houston of the NBA before joining Olympiacos. He won his first EuroLeague title with Panathinaikos in 2009 and was chosen Final Four MVP honor that time, too. Spanoulis also lifted four Greek League trophies with the Greens. He has also won four Greek Cup titles - three with Panathinaikos and one with Olympiacos. Spanoulis helped Greece win the gold medal at EuroBasket 2005 and a silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championships. He also led Greece to a bronze medal at EuroBasket 2009.