The Crossover S4 Ep7: Georgios Bartzokas

The Crossover S4 Ep7: Georgios Bartzokas

It is always especially interesting when the coaches of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague sit down to chat with Joe Arlauckas, so when Georgios Bartzokas of Olympiacos Piraeus joined The Crossover, a lively discussion was guaranteed. The topics addressed included Bartzokas’s playing career, his different stops as a head coach, his coaching philosophy, his love for Olympiacos and much more.

00:00 Intro
01:30 Playing career
06:15 Getting into coaching
09:07 Coaching a teenage Spanoulis
21:20 Joining Panionios
22:35 Decision to take Olympiacos job
33:00 Leaving the Reds in 2014
35:28 Taking a year off
40:35 Going to Lokomotiv
49:09 Coaching Barcelona
55:25 Second stint with Olympiacos
1:08:45 The Crossover Test

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