Greece unveil jerseys for Eurobasket 2017
Greece unveiled their new jerseys for the upcoming Eurobasket 2017 tournament set to tip off at the end of August.
The four Greek players that unveiled the new jerseys including Yiannis Bourousis, Kostas Papanikolaou, and both Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo arrived at the official press conference in style, with a helicopter dropping off the players! The four exited the helicopter with suitcases carrying the new jerseys.
At the press conference, the new jerseys were unveiled which will be worn at the upcoming Eurobasket tournament in late August and September. There were no surprises with the shirts as Greece will have a traditional blue and white jersey with the words HELLAS written across the front and the Greek flag above the letters. The major sponsor on the front of the jerseys continues to be Eurobank.
The president of the Hellenic Basketball federation (EOK), Giorgos Vasilakopoulos, stated that it was a great day for Greek basketball and all of Greek sports as the federation partnered with the Greek companies FF and GSA in the making of the jersies.
The national team’s captain, Ioannis Bourousis, spoke and said that the team’s goal is to reach the top and win this year’s Eurobasket.
Papanikolaou also spoke and started off describing the helicopter ride and mentioned that it was the first time he had ever been in a helicopter. He thanked Michalis Kakiouzis and the players of 2005 for the amazing moments that took Greece to the top of European basketball and prayed to God and the Panagia to help this year’s national team accomplish great things at the Eurobasket. He promised that everyone in the national team will try their hardest and he hopes of achieving a personal dream of his, a trophy with the Ethniki. He ended saying that we the players don't play for the reds, greens, or yellows, we represent Greece and the Greek people with the Ethnosimo.
One very important topic surrounding the national team is that the federation has yet to appoint a coach for the upcoming tournament. Former coach Fotis Katsikaris will not continue and EOK will need to find his replacement very soon as the tournament is just over two months away.