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2014 - Greek Champion

History in basketball is been written in Green letters. It's a fact proven once more this season. Panathinaikos is Basket League OPAP champion for 34th time in its history, getting to another double. This time the team followed bath, never walked before. The final 3-2 at OAKA was sealed using a break, after a break! And the season finished with a familiar image: Dimitris Diamantidis lifting one more trophy!

Panathinaikos began the season preserving a big percentage of last season's roster. Mike Batiste and Antonis Fotsis returned to the team, Loukas Mavrokefalidis was added, young Greek players such as Vladimir Jankovic and Nikos Pappas arrived, Ping Shang and Giorgos Apostolidis offered to the team, while Zack Wright came in the middle of the season to help. Something rare in Panathinaikos' history took place during the season as Argyris Pedoulakis stepped down and Fragkiskos Alvertis took over as the head coach of the team. All these in a year which was the first after 2002 without Kostas Tsartsaris, who decided to call it quits.

Panathinaikos finished first in the regular season, with just one defeat and with a 3point deficit to the second. The team reached the final series after sweeping Apollon Patras 2-0 (88-61 home, 82-67 away) and PAOK 3-0 (89-83 and 83-77 home, 72-65 away). The final series was just around the corner and Olympiacos was once more the opponent. Panathinaikos led 1-0 at OAKA (59-56), was beaten at SEF (89-64, 1-1) and then was beaten again in a rare OAKA loss (64-69, 1-2). A lot of people came to believe that Panathinaikos wouldn't be able to defend its title. Greens proved them wrong. The shamrock came back, won at SEF (67-65) to tie the series 2-2. The champion was going to be crowned at OAKA. A place were Panathinaikos wouldn't allow anyone to beat them twice. And they demonstrated they deserved the title. The final 82-71 allowed them and a packed OAKA to celebrate their 34th league title.

The champion team roster: Vassilis Charalampopoulos, Mike Bramos, Ramel Curry, Mike Batiste, Antonis Fotsis, Roko Leni Ukic, Stephane Lasme, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Dimitris Diamantidis, James Gist, Nikos Pappas, Vladimir Jankovic, Ping Shang, Jonas Maciulis, Zack Wright, Giorgos Apostolidis, Giorgos Diamantakos

Head Coach: Fragkiskos Alvertis

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