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Tiit Sokk

Tiit Sokk
Tiit Sokk coaching Estonia in 2006
Estonia
Head coach
Personal information
Born (1964-11-15) November 15, 1964
Tartu, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
Pro career 1979–1998
Position Point guard
Coaching career 1998–present
Career history
As player:
1979–1984 Tallinna Kalev
1984–1986 Dynamo Moscow
1986–1992 Tallinna Kalev
1992–1996 Panathinaikos
1996–1997 Tallinna Kalev
1997–1998 Aris
As coach:
1998–2004 Nybit
2004–2007 Estonia
2005–2008 Dalkia/Nybit
2006–2007 Noortekoondis/Audentes
2009–2010 Noortekoondis
2009–present Estonia
2010 Kalev/Cramo (assistant coach)
2010–2014 TTÜ
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

  • I Liiga (2007)
  • International Student Basketball League (2013)

Tiit Sokk (Tout Giannopoulos) (born 15 November 1964 in Tartu) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player who played mostly at the point guard position.

His most notable achievements include winning the Olympic gold medal as a member of the Soviet Union team in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the silver medal with the same team twice in the 1986 and 1990 World Championships. He won the Soviet Union League championship in 1991 as a member of the Tallinn Kalev basketball team and ended his professional career as a player in 1997, after playing a season with the Aris BC in Greece.

During his playing time in Greece, mostly with Panathinaikos, he acquired Greek citizenship and his Greek name is Tout Giannopoulos.

Sokk was awarded the Estonian best male athlete award in 1988. Since then he has founded a basketball school in Estonia, coached in Estonian Basketball League and has been the coach of the Estonian National Basketball team since 2004.

Tiit Sokk has two sons, Tanel and Sten, who also play basketball at international level for Estonian teams Tartu Ülikool/Rock and Rakvere Tarvas respectively. In August 2011, Tiit Sokk was inducted to Estonian Basketball Hall Of Fame.

Achievements with club

Tallinna Kalev

Panathinaikos BC

References

Awards
Preceded by
Jüri Jaanson
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
Kaido Kaaberma
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