CSKA Moscow head coach Dimitris Itoudis will take over the Greek national team, the Greek Basketball Federation announced.
The seven-time EuroLeague champion (two as head coach of CSKA and five as an assistant on Panathinaikos Athens) will begin his new duties in the upcoming 2022 EuroBasket tournament.
Sotiris Manolopoulos will remain the head coach of Greece during the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers.
Itoudis succeeds Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino who was at the helm of Greece during the 2021 Olympic Qualifying Tournament of Victoria, Canada.
Dimitris will make his debut as a coach of the National Team at 2022 EuroBasket, which will be held from 1 to 18 of September. Greece will compete in Group C of the tournament along with Great Britain, Italy, Ukraine, Croatia and Estonia. The games of the first stage will be held in Milan, Italy.
Vangelis Liolios, Hellenic Basketball Federation President:
I would like to thank the CSKA Basketball and the President Mr. Vatutin personally for the cooperation throughout this period, which led to a positive response to the request of the Hellenic Basketball Federation.