Kosta Koufos Biography
Kosta Koufos is one of the renowned and sensational names in the world of basketball. He is a Greek-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
Kosta Koufos Early Life & Education
Born as Konstantine Demetrios “Kosta” Koufos was born on February 24, 1989, in Canton, Ohio, United States. He is the son of Greek emigrants Katerina, and the late Alex Koufos. He has two siblings named Maria, and Vasilios. Holding a dual citizenship of both the United States and Greece, he can also speak Greek.
Koufos enrolled GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio, where he played center for the GlenOak Golden Eagles high school basketball team. Then, he joined the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2007, where he replaced Greg Oden at center. During his time at Ohio, he named the MVP of the 2008 National Invitation Tournament.
Kosta Koufos Career
Kosta Koufos started his NBA career with the Utah Jazz in 2008, where he was drafted 23rd overall. After two years in Utah, from 2010 to 2011, he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, and Memphis Grizzlies prior signing with the Sacramento Kings.
Koufos was a part of the junior Greek national under-18 team at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in Spain. He guided his team to the tournament’s final game. Though Greece lost in the finals to Serbia’s under-18 team, Koufos obtained the tournament’s MVP award.
In 2016, he also played with Greece at the Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, where he equated 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
On July 13, 2015, Koufos contracted with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per match in his 1st season with Sacramento.
Kosta Koufos Personal Life
Kosta Koufos is full 7 feet tall, technically a giant, and has the balance and fluid body handle of a ballet dancer at times. You might guess I’m being funny, but I’m totally serious. Those active hook-shot-putbacks of Kosta’s under the paint are often a thing of beauty, perhaps unappreciated beauty.
Kosta Koufos is regarded as one of the nicest guys in the NBA and one of the most influential people in the world. But having no girlfriend is pretty odd for him.
In fact, Kosta Koufos is a happily married man. His wife’s name is Leia Sergakis. Leia is not your average girl. In fact, she is a former Miss Utah contestant. She currently dons the hat of a personal trainer at Soma Strong. When Kosta was got to the Grizzlies from the Nuggets, Leia truly packed her bags to accompany her husband.
Going to yoga, Kosta Koufos prefers doing Bikram yoga with her. He is very active, very into fitness, into his body, his consciousness of it on and off the court. Everything he does he needs it to add to him and make him a better person.
Besides the yoga inspiration, Leia also considered Kosta’s impressive dancing ability, containing something about a “rookie battle” that Kosta might not need people to know about.
Kosta’s wife, Leia is fantastic, and apart from Kosta’s abilities she also spoke about the challenges of the NBA lifestyle and considered their cat Mufasa who, after a quick googling, is adorable and very aptly named.He is also active on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Kosta Koufos Net Worth
Kosta Koufos gained a bronze model with Greece’s national team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2009. He was connected in the three-team trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. He is also an animal lover and has a cat named Mufasa.
In 2015, Kosta Koufos’s salary was 7.728 million USD. His per year salary $8,046,500. As of 2017, his salary has $8,393,000. He is surely living a luxurious life and his estimated net worth to be around million.