Unics appoints Priftis as head coach

Jul 03, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Unics appoints Priftis as head coach
Unics Kazan named Dimitris Priftis as its new head coach on Monday. The sides agreed to a one-year deal with an option for a second season. Priftis, 48, arrives from Aris Thessaloniki of his native Greece, where he has spent the past three seasons. He led the team to the Greek League semifinals and Greek Cup final last season. He also coached in the 2015-16 EuroCup, when Aris defeated Unics twice en route to advancing to the Last 32 stage. Priftis started his coaching career as an assistant with the women’s club at Kronos and was later the head coach at Esperides. He worked as an assistant coach for the men’s teams at Dafni, Ionikos Nikaias, AEK Athens and Aris before becoming head coach at EK Kavalas in 2010. Priftis spent one season each with Ikaros Kallitheas and Kolossos Rhodes and worked as an assistant at Panathinaikos Athens before taking the top job at Aris in 2014. He has also served as an assistant coach under Panagiotis Giannakis, Jonas Kazlauskas and Elias Zouros on the Greek national team. Unics will be his first job outside of Greece.