A well-traveled coach with great experience, Ilias Zouros has a chance to lead Panellinios BC all the way from the Eurocup Qualifying Rounds to the competition title. With his coaching roots at the junior level, Zouros won several Greek League cadet and juniors titles with Panionios before joining Peristeri's coaching staff in 1993. After years as assistant with Peristeri, Sporting, Maroussi and Olympiacos, Zouros became the latter's head coach in 2000, taking the team to the Greek League final and Euroleague quarterfinals in 2001. Zouros then packed his suitcase for Lebanon, where he led Sagesse Beirut to the Lebanese Cup and Asian Championship titles in 2004. Zouros proceeded to coach Aris and Racing Paris of France before going back home to Greece and Panellinios in late 2007. Zouros has since turned Panellinios into a rising powerhouse in Greece by reaching the playoffs every season since his arrival. After also guiding Panellinios to the Eurocup Last 16 a year ago, Zouros has outdone himself this season, bringing one of Greek's oldest clubs further than it has ever gone in European competition. Now, they have their eyes on the club’s first trophy of any kind in half a century!