Dimitris Diamantidis is a retired Greek professional basketball player, who spent the last twelve seasons of his EuroLeague career with Panathinaikos Athens, where he currently serves as the team's general manager, alongside Fragiskos Alvertis. Widely regarded as one of the greatest European players ever to grace the game, he marked his era by being the most versatile player in the EuroLeague, serving as an inspiration to a whole generation of young European stars. At the age of fourteen, Diamantidis started his basketball career with the youth clubs of his hometown team, AS Kastoria. Five years later, he made his professional debut with Iraklis Thessaloniki, and by 2003, he had emerged as an all-around star in the Greek League. He became a member of Panathinaikos Athens in the summer of 2004, with whom he won three EuroLeague titles, in 2007, 2009, and 2011, with the last two coming as the team's captain.
|Born||May 6, 1980, Kastoria, Greece|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||195 lb|
|League||Greek Basket League, EuroLeague|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round / Pick|
Point guard in the Euroleague who won titles in 2007, 2009, and 2011 and was voted Euroleague MVP in 2011.
At the age of 14, he began his youth career with his hometown team in Kastoria.
From 2005 through 2009, he won the Euroleague Best Defender Award five times in a row.
His parents are Kastoria natives.
In the semi-finals of the 2006 FIBA World Championships, he and his Greek teammates overcame LeBron James and the United States squad.
Olympic basketball players of Greece. Basketball executives. Iraklis Thessaloniki B.C. players. Panathinaikos B.C. players. FIBA EuroBasket-winning players. Basketball players at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Basketball players at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Competitors at the 2001 Mediterranean Games. Greek Basket League players