AEK B.C. is a Greek professional basketball club based in Athens, Greece, part of the major multi-sport club AEK. The club was established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).
AEK was the first-ever Greek basketball team, not only to reach a European Cup Final but also to win a European title. On April 4, 1968, AEK defeated Slavia VŠ Praha by a score of 89–82, in Athens in front of 80,000 fans. AEK has celebrated 8 Greek Championships (1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 2001–02), and 4 Greek Cups 4 (1980–81, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2017–18), as well as 3 European trophies (1967–68 and 1999–00 - Saporta Cup, 2017-18) with the most recent being the Basketball Champions League this season.
A lot of legendary players have worn AEK's uniform, from past legends like Giorgos Amerikanos to modern day greats like European Champions with Greece, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Zisis, and Dimos Dikoudis. On an international level, the names of NBA All-Stars Rolando Blackman and Ricky Pierce stand out among AEK's past players.... show moreless