PAOK BC welcomes back Kostas Flevarakis, who returns to leading the team’s bench after 11 years.
Kostas Flevarakis was born on May 24, 1969 in Thessaloniki and joined PAOK’s academies at a very young age. He became a member of the coaching staff of the professional team of the Club in 1995 and he has been the first assistant to great coaches, like Scott Skiles, Michel Gomez, Zvi Sherf and Petar Skansi.
He became the head coach during the 1998-99 season leading PAOK to winning the Greek Cup, which is the last official title won by the team up to today.
He began the next season as an assistant to Petar Skansi, but he replaced him during the course of the season and led PAOK to the Greek League finals. Kostas Flevarakis left the team during the 2000-2001 season.
He then worked for Panellinios (2002-03), the Swedish Acropol (2004-05), Keravnos Limassol (2005-06), winning with them the Cyprus Cup, Makedonikos (2006-07) and the Polish Polpak (2006-07).
Flevarakis returned to the “PAOK Sports Arena” amidst the 2007-2008 season, remaining until April 2008, becoming the head coach for AEK from 2008 to 2010. He also served as the head coach of the National Swedish Team from 2005 to 2010.
He was the Ilysiakos head coach from 2010 to 2012, moving to Germany to work for Braunschweig during the 2012-13 season. He came back to Greece for Trikala in 2013, leading their bench for three seasons, taking a small break at the end of the 2014-15 season to work for the Polish Kozalin. He worked for Astana in Kazakhstan in the 2012-18 season, leading the team to win the 3rd place in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup that was held in China in October of 2017, which is also the biggest success in the history of the team. Last season, Kostas worked with Kolossos Rhodes.