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About P. Giannakis Panagiotis Giannakis (Greek: Παναγιώτης Γιαννάκης, pronounced /ˌpanaˈʝotis ʝaˈnacis/, alternate spellings include: Panayiotis Yiannakis, Panagiotis Yiannakis, and Panayiotis Yannakis) (born January 1, 1959 in Nikaia, Attica, Athens, Greece), nicknamed "The Dragon", is an important figure in European basketball, with a brilliant career as both player and coach under his belt. Until recently, he was coaching the pro Euroleague club Olympiacos and he has also formerly coached the Greek National Basketball Team. Under Giannakis' guidance, the Greek National team won the FIBA European Championship of 2005 and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. Giannakis also coached an Athenian professional team, Maroussi, which he led to the forefront of Greek basketball. Giannakis, along with Nikos Galis, was one of the stars of the legendary 1987 Greek National Team. Giannakis was the captain of the team that won the 1987 FIBA European Championship, and were the silver-medalists at the same championship two years later at the 1989 FIBA European Championship. His playing position was point guard and he was the play maker for both the Greek national team and for the Greek pro club Aris. He began his pro career in Greece with Ionikos Nikaias, then he moved to Aris, then to Panionios and finally to Panathinaikos, with whom he won a Euroleague championship in 1996.

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Greece Basketball Players Ranking

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Rank Name Total
1. Níkos Gális 7429
2. Papaloukas 755
3. Vasileios Spanoulis 411
4. Dimitris Diamantidi 361
5. P. Giannakis 356
6. Nikolaos Zisis 354
7. Antonis Fotsis 353
8. Schortsanitis 352
9. Georgios Bogris 352
10. P. Vasilopoulos 351

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Rank Name Total
66. Shaquille ONeal 383
67. Jiří Zídek 377
68. Stanislav Medvedenk 366
69. Dimitris Diamantidi 361
70. P. Giannakis 356
71. Nikolaos Zisis 354
72. Antonis Fotsis 353
73. Georgios Bogris 352
74. Schortsanitis 352

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