Fotis Katsikaris, UCAM Murcia CB new coach

The current Greek coach will be in charge of UCAM Murcia basketball club by the end of the EuroBasket.

15 July 2015

Fotis Katsikaris will be UCAM Murcia CB's coach for the 2015-2016 season of the Endesa League. He will be integrated to the club once his obligations to the Greek League are completed . Katsikaris is an experienced coach whose methods have led him to success wherever he trained.

He started his career on the benches as Dusko Ivkovic’s assistant at AEK in Athens, before becoming head coach from 2003 to 2005. After a stint in Russia at Dynamo Saint Petersburg, Katsikaris took the lead of Valencia Basketball Club where he stayed for two seasons, leaving a great legend among Taronja fans. After passing through Aris of Tesalónico, he returned to the Endesa League.

In Bilbao Fotis Katsikaris further increased his reputation, bringing the Basques to an ACB Final for the first time in history. After his success with Bilbao, he started his journey through national selections. Firstly for the Russian national team in 2012 and later, in 2014, he took charge of his country’s selection.


Professional Career

As player:  

1982–1988 Ionikos Nikaias
1988–1990 Sporting Athens
1990–1996 AEK Athens
1996–1998 Irakleio Crete

As coach:

1998–2003 AEK Athens (Assistant)
2003–2005 AEK Athens
2005–2006 Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006–2008 Valencia Basket
2009–2010 Aris Tesalónica
2010–2013 Bilbao Basket
2012–2013 Russian Selection
2014– Greek Selection
2015– UCAM Murcia CB


99-2000 Greek Football Cup. AEK Athens. Helping coach. Champion.
99-2000 Saporta Cup. AEK Athens. Helping coach. Champion.
2000-01 Greek Football Cup. AEK Athens. Helping coach. Champion.
2001-02 HEBA. GRC. AEK Athens. Helping coach. Champion.

2002-03 Greek Football Cup. AEK Athens. Helping coach. Runner-up.
2004-05 Euroleague Top 16. AEK Athens.
2004-05 HEBA. GRC. AEK Athens. Runner-up.
2005-06 FIBA Cup. Dynamo Moscow. Semifinalista.
2005-06 Superleague. RUS. Dínamo Moscú. Semi-finalist (3º).
2010-11. Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. ACB. Runner-up.
2012-13. Uxue Bilbao Basket. Eurocup. Runner-up.