Spanoulis extends Olympiacos contract for another year
Olympiacos BC have now revealed that veteran Vassilis Spanoulis has extended his contract with the Piraeus-based organisation for the 2019/2020 season.
On Tuesday evening, Olympiacos released this following statement:
“The owners of Olympiacos, Panagiotis and Giorgos Angelopoulos, met with team leader Vassilis Spanoulis on Tuesday (16/07) and agreed to renew their agreement for another year.
The legendary Vassilis Spanoulis will remain in Piraeus for the 10th consecutive season.”
In the 2018/2019 season, Spanoulis participated in 25 EuroLeague regular season matches with Olympiacos, averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 assists in the competition. However, the 36-year-old veteran missed the final months of the season with a serious injury, as Olympiacos failed to qualify for the playoffs.
This will be Spanoulis’ 10th successive season in Piraeus. Regarded as one of the best players on the continent over the past decade, Spanoulis has become a EuroLeague champion on three occasions, while also helping the Greek national team win the 2005 EuroBasket and a silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
In the past, Spanoulis has also played for Marousi, Panathinaikos and Houston, claiming the one EuroLeague title with the Greens. He steered Olympiacos to back-to-back EuroLeague championships in 2012 and 2013.
On the other hand, Olympiacos had already confirmed that Nigel Williams-Goss has left in favour of the NBA:
“Olympiacos BC announces the end of its cooperation with Nigel Williams-Goss. The American guard used the opt-out option of his contract and will continue his career in the NBA. We wish him all of the best.”
Williams-Goss had joined Olympiacos last summer. During the 2018/2019 campaign, he averaged 9.2 points, 4.2 assists and two rebounds in the EuroLeague, and he is now predicted to sign a three-year contract with the Utah Jazz.