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Steve (Stylianos) Giatzoglou (alternate spelling: Steve Yantzoglou) AKA Steve Young (in Greek: Στηβ Γιατζόγλου) (born in 1949 in the USA) is a retired American turned Greek former professional basketball player. He played basketball professionally in the Greek A1 Division. He is also a former pro coach and the President of the Union of Greek Basketball Athletes.

Playing career

Giatzoglou played college basketball at the University of Connecticut under the name of Steve Young. His pro career was noted for his success with the Greek club Olympiacos Piraeus. With Olympiacos, he had a great career and is considered today to be one of the best players in the club's history. He won 2 Greek Championships and 4 Greek Cups with Olympiacos, while playing alongside fellow Olympiacos star Giorgos Kastrinakis.

Greek national team

Giatzoglou played with the Greek national basketball team in 115 games, scoring a total of 1,488 points, for a scoring average of 12.9 points per game. He made his debut with the Greek national team on May 6, 1973. He played at 3 European Championships with Greece's senior team, the 1973 European Championship, the 1975 European Championship, and the 1979 European Championship. He played his last game with the Greek national team on February 18, 1981, in a friendly game against the Bulgarian national basketball team.

Coaching career

As a professional basketball coach, Giatzoglou has coached with several clubs, including: Olympiacos Piraeus, Aris Thessaloniki, Pagrati, Egaleo AO, Iraklis Thessaloniki, and AEK Athens. Giatzoglou now coaches a korean team in South Korea Called KGC Anyang.
Team titles won as a player

2 Greek Championships: 1976, 1978
4 Greek Cups: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980

Greek national team

1979 Mediterranean Games:
Gold Medal: 1979
Balkan Basketball Cup:
Gold Medal: 1979
Silver Medal: 1972
Bronze Medal: 1974, 1976, 1980

External links

Basketpedya.com Playing Career Profile
Basketpedya.com Coaching Career Profile
Basket.gr Career Profile (Greek)

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