Basketball player nicknamed The Dragon who later became coach of the Greek national team, winning the EuroBasket 2005 gold medal.
He and Aris Thessaloniki won three consecutive Euroleague Final Fours in 1988, 1989, and 1990.
He signed a two-and-a-half-year coaching contract with Olympiacos in 2008, and began earning 1.1 million euros annually.
He married Eugenia, with whom he fathered two children, Kalliope and Dimitris; his four brothers all died over the course of a decade.
He and Nikos Galis became legends of the Greek national team.