ATHENS – Panathinaikos’ American power forward James Gist, a team stalwart, is set for punishment after failing a doping test.
The 6-9 Gist, who was born in Turkey and played for Maryland, likely will be hit hard after a second test showed he’s using marijuana because he had tested positive before.
It could also seal his fate for the team, which is reportedly already looking for a replacement. He has played for the Greens, one of the country’s two dominant teams, since 2012.
The National Anti-Doping Council tested Gist, 29, after the final of the Greek Cup against Apollon Patras on April 5, finding the first sample positive for marijuana use.