Georgios Bartzokas at Palau Blaugrana | VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB

Georgios Bartzokas becomes the first ever Greek coach of FC Barcelona Lassa following his arrival from Lokomotiv Kuban.

The 51-year-old has signed for three seasons and takes over the first team which is seeing a change in its model. The Athens-born coach, who is replacing Xavi Pascual at the helm, becomes the seventh foreigner ever to coach the basketball side. Here is a look back at the previous overseas coaches of Barça Lassa:

Name Nationality Seasons coached
Willy Ernst USA 1972-1973
Ranko Zeravica Serbia 1974-1976
Todor Lazic Yugoslavia 1976-1977
Bozidar Malkjovic Serbia 1991-1993
Svetislav Pesic Serbia 2002-2004
Dusko Ivanovic Montenegro 2005-2008
Georgios Bartzokas Greece 2016-


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