Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Chinese men’s National team will be Panagiotis Giannakis
Panagiotis Giannakis the former coach of the Greek National Team has been chosen to coach the Chinese men’s National Team for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship.
He was chosen among three other coaches Russian team David Blatt (American) and also a former Greek National Team coach Ilias Zouros. Giannakis was also selected by EuroLeague Basketball as one of the 50 Greatest Contributors in the first 50 years of the competition. He have a lot of coaching experience on high profile professional basketball clubs, like Greek giants Olympiakos.
Giannakis is also one of the only two to have won a EuroBasket gold both as a player and as a coach.
Giannakis led to a gold medal at the 2005 EuroBasket at Belgrade, and the Greek National Team to a silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.
Possible Lineup of China:
Centers: Yi Jianlian (Guangdong); Wang Zhizhi (Bayi); Zhang Zhaoxu (Shanghai); Wang Zhelin (Fujian); Li Muhao (DongGuan). Forwards: Zhu Fangyu, Zhou Peng (Guangdong); Zhang Bo (Bayi), Zhai Xiaochuan, Ji Zhe (Beijing); Ding Yanyuhang (Shandong), Yi Li (Jiangsu), Ding Jinhui (Zhejiang), Li Xiaoxu (Liaoning).
Guards: Chen Jianghua, Liu Xiaoyu, Wang Shipeng (Guangdong); Han Shuo (Bayi); Liu Wei, Guo Ailun (Liaoning); Li Jingyu, Sun Yue (Beijing), Xirelijiang (Xinjiang), Duan Jiangpeng (Shanxi).