The EuroLeague Head Coaches Board expresses its condolences to the family of coach Giannis Ioannidis who passed away today.
A legendary figure who influenced the sport in his own, unique way, and created a path for other coaches to follow our profession full of passion for basketball and coaching. His legacy still motivates the basketball community and will be remembered by all.
He shaped the landscape of modern Greek basketball and of the European basketball scene, leaving a big footprint on the bench. He will always be an inspiration.
Statements by the EHCB president Dimitris Itoudis and vice-president Ioannis Sfairopoulos
Dimitris Itoudis: "My deepest condolences to the family of the late Giannis Ioannidis. May you rest in peace. The legacy he leaves behind in basketball will be indelible in time, as will his coaching influence on generations of coaches to come. Goodbye, coach, goodbye, 'Blond'."
Ioannis Sfairopoulos: "A legend of Greek Basketball, a fighter of the European courts, a great teacher, left us. I had the luck and the honor to serve alongside him in the National team. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Rest in peace coach…"