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1999 – Greek Champion

It is by now one of the Panathinaikos’ fans favorite titles: the second consecutive championship for the “Greens” at the end of the ‘90s won over Olympiakos in the fifth game between them at the “Peace and Friendship” Stadium (SEF). Panathinaikos tied with Olympiakos at the top spot of the regular season ranking with a 21-5 run (1973-1751 for the “Greens”), but the team from Pireaus ranked first due to a better point-difference. This, of course, did not prevent Panathinaikos from turning the tables around big time. The final games series went got to 2-2, with the home advantage theoretically on the side of Olympiakos, but by the end of the last game the “Greens” were the ones celebrating in Faliro, with fans of both teams attending that fifth final game. Dejan Bodiroga and Dino Radja were named to the Greek Championship First Team, whereas Lefteris Subotic was voted again Coach of the Year. Dejan Bodiroga was also voted Greek Championship MVP. In individual players’ rankings, Bodiroga was second on the top scorer’s list (547pts ) and Radja second on the top rebounders’ list (286 rebounds).

In the playoffs round Panathinaikos faced Peristeri (78-68, 76-62), and PAOK (74-64, 89-75), and in the Finals it went up against Olympiakos (68-71, 72-56, 47-64, 66-56, 62-53).
The lineup of the championship team: Patavoukas, Alvertis, Boudouris, Ekonomou, Kalaitzis, Maglos, Gentile, Koch, Hupmann, Radja, Fotsis, Bodiroga, Burke, Glyniadakis. Coach: Lefteris Subotic

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