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Two-year deal with Pedoulakis

Panathinaikos BC OPAP announces the agreement with coach Argyris Pedoulakis. The best Greek coach who has won a Greek Championship (2012-13) and two Greek Cups (2013, 2014) agreed to a two-year contract. Argyris Pedoulakis was voted three times (2001, 2003, 2013) Coach Of The Year, while last season his team, Peristeri BC finished second in Basket League’s regular season.

Argyris Pedoulakis was born in May 26, 1964. He started playing basketball at the club of Peristeri in 1977. He made his professional debut with Peristeri in 1983. In 1986, he moved to Panathinaikos, and was one of the best Panathinaikos players at the time. He played for Panathinaikos until 1992. In 1993, he returned to Peristeri, until his retirement in 1995.
Pedoulakis was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that played at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Peristeri has seen glory days with Pedoulakis. In season 2000-2001 they finished first in the regular season. The same season Peristeri participated in Euroleague. In the regular season Peristeri took the second place behind Fortitudo Bologna.
Season 2002-2003 was quite good for Peristeri. The team took the fourth place in the regular season. Peristeri was eliminated in the semi-finals by Panathinaikos with 2-1 (82-85, 71-69, 78-71) after amazing games. At the games for the third and forth place, Peristeri took the third place by defeating Olympiacos 3-1. In 2001 and 2003, Pedoulakis was named Greek League’s Coach Of The Year. In the 2003-2004 season, Peristeri made it to the F4 for the Greek Cup at Lamia.

In 2005, he reached the EuroCup Final, while working as the head coach of Makedonikos despite the big financial problems. In October 2005 he took over Panellinios B.C. Pedoulakis also coached Rethymno, PAOK and AEK.

In Summer 2010, he returned to Peristeri.  In June 2012, he signed a two-year contract to work as the head coach of Panathinaikos, making him the first head coach of the club in the post-Obradović era. With Panathinaikos, he won the Greek Cup in 2013.
On July 27, 2014, Pedoulakis signed a one-year contract to be the head coach of the Russian VTB United League team UNICS. On 20 April 2016, Pedoulakis signed again with Panathinaikos, for the rest of the season. He resigned as Panathinaikos' head coach in October 2016.  On 11 June 2018, Pedoulakis signed again with Peristeri and “drove” the team to the Semi Finals of Greek Basket League.

Welcome home, coach.
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