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Tiit Sokk

Tiit Sokk

Estonian professional basketball player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Estonian professional basketball player
A.K.A. Tout Giannopoulos
Countries Estonia
Occupations Basketball player Basketball coach
Gender male
Birth 15 November 1964 (Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia)
Star sign Scorpio
Children: Sten SokkTanel Sokk
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 99 kg
The details

Tiit Sokk (born November 15, 1964) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player and the current coach of the Estonian national basketball team. Often cited as one of the very best European point guards of his generation, he is widely recognised as the greatest Estonian basketball player in history. In August 2011, Sokk was inducted into the Estonian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Professional career

Sokk was awarded the Estonian best male athlete award in 1988. He won the Soviet Union League title in 1991 with Kalev Tallinn, and ended his career as a player in 1997, after playing a season with Aris in Greece.

Soviet national team

Sokk's most notable achievement was winning the Olympic gold medal as a member of the Soviet Union national team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He also won two FIBA World Cup silver medals in 1986 and 1990, as well as the bronze medal at EuroBasket 1989.

Coaching career

After his playing career, Sokk founded a basketball school in Estonia, coached in the Estonian Basketball League, and has been the head coach of the Estonian national team since 2004.

Personal life

Tiit Sokk has two sons, Tanel and Sten, who also play professional basketball at the international level for Estonian teams BC Tartu and Kalev/Cramo respectively. During his career in Greece he played under the surname Giannopoulos.


Kalev Tallinn
  • 2× Soviet Estonian champion: 1984, 1985
  • Soviet Union League champion: 1991
  • Estonian League champion: 1992
  • Estonian Basketball Hall of Fame: 2011
  • 3× Greek League runner-up: 1993, 1995, 1996
  • 2× Greek Cup winner: 1993, 1996
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