Veteran Daglas To Lead Greece Women

28 April 2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

9. Evanthia Maltsi (Greece)
Evanthia Maltsi and her teammates will be led by Alekos Daglas this summer.

Change has finally come for the Greece women's team.

Kostas Missas, the man who guided the Greeks to a fifth-place finish at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia and into the World Championship, led the side for the last time last summer.

He is now in charge of a Greece ‘B' men's team, and still a youth team coach as well.

Missas was regarded by some to be the top coach in women's basketball in Europe.

The federation has turned to another well-known figure in the country, Alekos Daglas, to take the Greek reins.

Daglas has led the likes of Panathinaikos and Esperides.

"In my career, I've been asked many times to take on teams with which I did many things, but I consider this moment as the pinnacle of my career," he said.

"Undoubtedly it is a challenge.

"This group in recent years has been led by a very good coach and teacher, Kostas Missas, who brought great results both at the European and global level."

He will attempt to take the Greeks back to the Final Round of the EuroBasket Women when it is held next year in France.

The qualifying campaign tips off on 16 June 2012.

Greece will take on Latvia, Luxembourg, Finland and Italy in Group E.

The first qualifier is on 16 June against Finland.

Daglas is thrilled with the opportunity.

"I'm very happy and proud to be coaching the girls of this team," he said.

"I will try with all my might to achieve their goals and make the Greeks and the federation proud."


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