The Lebanese team of Al Riyadi B.C. arrived at the end of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup and eventually won the gold medal, after defeating China Kashgar B.C. with 88-59 points in Saturday’s Final in Chenzhou, China.
In the small final of the tournament, BC Astana was victorious over Petrochimi B.C. with 81-78 points and finished its duties by claiming the bronze medal.
The event had also Greek color, since five Greeks were from Al-Riyadi’s and B.C. Astana’s technical stuff. More particularly, we are talking about Vangelis Ziagkos and Babis Kaitazidis, who work in Al-Riyadi B.C., and Kostas Flevarakis, Kostas Papazoglou, and Kostas Masouras, who work in the team of B.C. Astana.
The presence of the Greek coaches and their big success in the tournament confirmed that the Greek basketball has a huge resonance abroad.