P.A.O.K. BC

P.A.O.K. B.C. (Greek: Κ.Α.Ε. Π.Α.Ο.Κ., Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών, Panthessaloníkios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstantinopolitón, "Pan-Thessalonikian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans"), commonly known in European competitions as PAOK,[1] is the professional basketball department of the major Greek multi-sports club A.C. PAOK, which was founded in 1926, and is based in Thessaloniki. The club's basketball section was founded in 1928. The club's home arena is the PAOK Sports Arena, which is an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 8,142 people.

PAOK
NicknameDouble-Headed Eagle of The North
LeaguesGreek Basket League
Greek Cup
Champions League
Founded1928; 94 years ago (1928)
HistoryP.A.O.K. B.C.
(1928–present)
ArenaPAOK Sports Arena
Capacity8,142
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Team colorsBlack, White
   
PresidentAthanasios Chatzopoulos
Head coachAris Lykogiannis
Team captainVangelis Margaritis
Most recent season position9th
Championships1 FIBA Saporta Cup
1 FIBA Korać Cup
2 Greek Championships
3 Greek Cups
Websitepaokbc.gr

Over the years, the PAOK basketball club has established itself with a firm reputation in Greek pro basketball, especially due to its successes in European-wide competitions. In the past, the club has won Greece's top-tier level Greek Basket League twice, in the years 1959 and 1992. The club has also won the top national Greek Cup competition three times, in the years 1984, 1995, and 1999.

In Pan-European competitions, PAOK has also won two European Cup titles. They won the now defunct European-wide secondary level competition, the FIBA Saporta Cup, in the 1990–91 season. They also won the now defunct European-wide third level competition, the FIBA Korać Cup, in the 1993–94 season. In addition, PAOK was the FIBA Saporta Cup Finals' runner-up in both the 1991–92 and 1995–96 seasons. On the European-wide top-tier level, PAOK competed in the EuroLeague's concluding championship tournament, the Final Four, at the 1993 Athens EuroLeague Final Four, where they finished in third place.


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