Knicks take Greek forward at No. 48 overall
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — With only a second-round pick in this year's NBA draft, the New York Knicks took Kostas Papanikolaou from Greece at No. 48 overall.
The 21-year-old forward is still under co...
- The Associated Press
- June 29, 2012
Toronto Raptors' Kleiza Recalls Greece Experience
ISTANBUL — Linas Kleiza has some unfinished business with the NBA.
And in his mind Toronto is the best possible situation for him to prove that.
It was just over a year ago when Kleiza made the ...
- Mike Ganter - QMI Agency
- September 07, 2010
U.S. Survives as Brazil Misses Buzzer-Beater
ISTANBUL - The shot bounced off the back rim, then the front, then finally fell out.
With that, the United States walked off the court with a victory, and another warning: A world championship won'...
- Brian Mahoney - The Associated Press
- August 31, 2010
Nowitzki’s Understudy Lifts Germany in Upset
A weakened German team, missing its star N.B.A. forward Dirk Nowitzki, surprised Serbia, the fifth-ranked team in the world, in an 82-81 double-overtime victory on Sunday at the world championships in...
- August 30, 2010
Durant Leads U.S. Team Into World Play
ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The United States will be represented by a team of NBA players, including Kevin Durant, at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey.
USA Basketball released is f...
Clippers Take a Look at Schortsanitis
LAS VEGAS -- For the past seven years, he has been an exotic curiosity.
The big Greek tied down by his club team in Athens. The so-called "Baby Shaq" with a name straight from the shores of the Aeg...
- Ramona Shelburne - ESPN
- July 17, 2010
Greece's Schortsianitis Trying Out for the LA Clippers
Greece's Sofoklis Schortsianitis is in Los Angeles playing for the LA Clippers in the Summer League. His impressive performance has fueled rumors that 'Big Sofo' could be leaving Euroleague runner-ups...
- Breene Murphy - Clippers.com
- July 11, 2010
Koufos flourishing with Flash
From Feb. 18 of last season until he was reassigned to the NBA Development League's Utah Flash last week, Kosta Koufos had played a total of 86 minutes in 25 games with the Jazz.
That doesn't take ...
- The Salt Lake Tribune
- March 19, 2010
U.S. won't face Spain, Greece, Argentina
By Chris Sheridan
Regardless of whether it is at full strength, Team USA will not have to face Spain, Greece or Argentina in the opening round of the World Championship next summer...
Kobe Bryant rumored to be mulling move to Greece
According to a report on Thursday by CBS, a source close to Kobe Bryant's camp is telling Yahoo! Sports that Bryant already has an offer on the table of $30 million a year to play in Greece. One assoc
US basketball team gets big Beijing welcome
BEIJING (AP) _ Mike Krzyzewski could feel anticipation build as the plane carrying the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team neared Beijing.
"I was sitting next to Jerry (Colangelo) and said, 'You kno...
Jazz draft big Buckeye
There were no red flags, no reasons Kevin O'Connor was aware of which would explain why Kosta Koufos landed into the Jazz's lap.
"I can't answer that one — why he dropped to us," O'Connor said.
- Tim Buckley - Deseret News
- June 27, 2008
Greek American Star Enters NBA, Joins Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz selected Ohio State freshman center Kosta Koufos with the 23rd pick in the first round of the NBA draft, held on Thursday evening June 26. Koufos averaged 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds fo
Koufos throws hat into NBA ring
By Bob Baptist
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The easiest of the decisions Kosta Koufos must make is out of the way.
The 7-foot Ohio State freshman is entering his name in the NBA draft, a university athl...
Ohio State's Kosta Koufos To Turn Pro
7-foot college basketball star Kosta Koufos declared eligibility for the NBA draft on Monday. A freshman, Koufos played the position of center at Ohio State University, and also competes for the Greek
Kosta Koufos Named NIT's Most Oustanding Player
NEW YORK (AP) -- Freshman Kosta Koufos led his Ohio State Buckeyes to the NIT Championship with 22 points, earning him the tournament's most outstanding player award. Koufos' Buckeyes (24-13)beat Mass
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