|No. 21 – UNICS Kazan|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||VTB United League
|Born|| (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Konstantinos "Kostas" Kaimakoglou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Καϊμακόγλου; born on March 15, 1983) is a Greek professional basketball player for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. He is 2.06 m (6'9") tall, and his main position is power forward, but he can also play as a small ball center if needed.
Kaimakoglou began his professional career with the Greek League club Near East during the 2002–03 season. In 2004, he moved to the Greek club Maroussi. He was named to the Greek League Best Five in 2010. He joined the Greek club Panathinaikos in July 2010. With Panathinaikos, Kaimakoglou won the EuroLeague and Greek League championships in 2011. He also won the Greek Cup title with Panathinaikos in 2012.
In July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian VTB United League club UNICS Kazan, at an amount of 2.4 million euros net income. In July 2014, he extended his contract with UNICS for two more years. On June 12, 2016, he re-signed with UNICS for one more season.
Greek national team
Kaimakoglou won the gold medal at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship as a member of the junior Greek national basketball team. He also played at the 2005 World University Games with Greece's junior national team. He also played with the senior men's Greece national basketball team.
He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009, and he also played with Greece at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the EuroBasket 2013, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the EuroBasket 2015.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Awards and accomplishments
- 2x Greek League All-Star: (2010, 2011)
- Greek League Best: (2010)
- EuroLeague Champion: (2011)
- Greek League Champion: (2011)
- Greek Cup Winner: (2012)
- Russian Cup Winner: (2014)
Greek national team
- Konstantinos Kaimakoglou Height: 206 cm. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
- Konstantinos Kaimakoglou height: 206 cm.
- KOSTAS KAIMAKOGLOU basketball profile Position: Power forward / Center Height: 206cm / 6'9".
- Esake.gr - Μέλος της COSMOTE Καλύτερης Πεντάδας ο Καϊμακόγλου (in Greek). Archived 2010-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
- Euroleague.net Panathinaikos inks Vougioukas, Kaimakoglou.
- Euroleague.net Unics signs ex-champ Kaimakoglou.
- News.sport-express.ru УНИКС подписал Каймакоглу (in Russian).
- Talkbasket.net UNICS officialises Kaimakoglou deal.
- Kostas Kaimakoglou extends with Unics Kazan for two years.
- Unics Kazan keeps Kostas Kaimakoglou.
- Kostas KAIMAKOGLOU (GRE).