Khimki’s coaching stuff announced

2017-08-05T12:35:40+00:00 2017-08-06T15:45:27+00:00.

Aris Barkas

05/Aug/17 12:35

BC Khimki coaching staff also changed and includes many long time collaborators of coach Giorgos Bartzokas. Next season Christos Pappas, Oleg Meleshchenko and Georgios Bozikas will be the assistants, while Georgios Vavetsis will be responsible for strength and condition.

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Greek coach Christos Pappas (born 29.06.1963) has worked for many years in the coaching staff of Georgios Bartzokas. Pappas collaborated with Bartzokas in Barcelona (2016-17),Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar (2015-2016), Olympiacos Piraeus (2012-2015), Panionios (2010-2011) and Olympia Larissa (2007-2008).

Oleg Meleshchenko (born 14.07.1967) played for BC Khimki in 2001/2002 season and then became a coach. He has worked in Khimki, Dynamo St. Petersburg, Lokomotiv Rostov, Astrum and Inter in Slovakia and also Dynamo Chelyabinsk and Temp-SUMZ-UMMC in the Russian Superleague.

Georgios Bozikas (born 03.06.1976) began his coaching career in 2010 as a personal coach with young and professional players. From 2013 to 2015 he worked in Greece’s second division as a head coach and assistant. In the 2015-2016 Bozikas helped Bartzokas in the coaching staff of Lokomotiv-Kuban, and earlier in Maroussi, Panionios and Olympiacos.

Greek Georgios Vavetsis (born 10.07.1968) is considered one of the European experts in the field of physical preparation of athletes and their post-traumatic rehabilitation. He underwent training program in sport biochemistry at the medical faculty of Athens University, after which he received his doctorate in physiology of exercise. Vavetsis worked with many professional sports teams including the Greek national team at the Olympics and World championships. He has also experience in Russia (UNICS and Lokomotiv-Kuban). Last season he worked for AEK.