Katsikaris, renewed as Unicaja coach until 2023

The Greek coach Fotis
Katsikaris, which arrived last January at Unicaja replacing Lewis
Casimir, has reached an agreement with the Malaga club to extend his contract for two more seasons, until 2023.

The Unicaja reported this Friday afternoon of the agreement with Katsikaris and that he “has convinced them with his work methodology and game philosophy to continue leading” the squad, with what is considered to be “the first stone of the project” for the 2021-22 season.

The Greek began his career in the League
Endesa on Valencia, where he trained for two years (2007-2009), but it was in the Bilbao Basket where he harvested his greatest achievements.

In three and a half seasons, he achieved the best successes in the history of the Biscayan club, reaching the final of the League
Endesa in the 2010-11 season, the Euroleague quarterfinal playoffs in the 2011-12 season and the final of the Eurocup in 2012-13, he remembers the Malaga entity in his writing.

Then he directed the UCAM
Murcia in two stages and Iberostar Tenerife, while his previous experience in the Spanish league was last season when he managed the Herbalife Gran Canaria, with whom he played the Final Phase of Valencia.

What’s more, Fotis
Katsikaris has been a selector of Greece from 2014 to 2016 and from Russia for several months prior to Eurobasket 2013, although he did not manage any matches for the Russian team.

The UnicajaThis season, he has been left out of the title phase, a disappointment that the people of Malaga have not experienced for eight seasons.

The composer team finished the regular phase of the League
Endesa in eleventh position with 17 victories and 19 defeats, while in the last campaign in which he also did not access the ‘playoff’ for the title, in 2012-13, he was ninth under the command of the Croatian coach Jasmin
Repesa, with 18 games won and 16 lost.

The Unicaja, in addition to being eliminated in the Top-16 of the Eurocup, the competition in which he had pinned his hopes to play the next Euroleague, he was lowered to the first exchange rate of the Copa del Rey when he lost in the quarterfinals against him Barcelona.

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