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Dr. J. Naismith 08-26-2008 11:53 PM

Spain's Head Coach Jumps Ship
 
I guess it was gold or broke for Aito. :face4:

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Originally Posted by CBC Sports
Aito Garcia Reneses has quit as Spain's basketball coach after leading the national team to a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Garcia Reneses, 61, made use of a clause in his contract that allows him to vacate the position after the games, the Spanish basketball federation announced Tuesday.

"I don't want to coach only for two months a year. At present, I prefer to be active throughout the season," said Garcia Reneses, who is expected to take over at Spanish club Unicaja.

Garcia Reneses, who has nine league trophies and one European Cup on his résumé, made his last appearance on Sunday when the world champions lost 118-107 to the United States in a thrilling Olympic basketball final.

In charge of the Spanish national team for less than three months, Garcia Reneses was the replacement for Jose Vicente "Pepu" Hernandez.

Hernandez led Spain to its first world championship in 2006 and the final of the European championship last year, but was fired after an acrimonious dispute with the federation.

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rapsfan087 08-27-2008 06:28 AM

No Doc, coach was going to be the new coach of Unicaja, it was a known thing before the games that he was going to leave the national team after the games. Nobody here thought he was going to follow on.

Aito was selected because he is one of the best coaches and Saez had to get the best after firing Pepu, one of the best too. But the problem begins now, there aren't so many great coaches. We'll see what happens.

Ball Don't Lie 08-27-2008 11:39 AM

Thats very good for Spain, as he had a worse rotation than Sam Mitchell.

Ugo Ferst 08-27-2008 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 52522)
Thats very good for Spain, as he had a worse rotation than Sam Mitchell.

Yet they get 2nd in the Olympics, 2nd in the euro and a World Championship? Damn, Smitch must be on to something ;)

Kirby 08-27-2008 06:57 PM

Let's get this guy.

Ball Don't Lie 08-27-2008 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Ugo Ferst (Post 52664)
Yet they get 2nd in the Olympics, 2nd in the euro and a World Championship? Damn, Smitch must be on to something ;)

Talent sometimes overcomes stupidity. Belsius knows a lot more about the situation that I do but in watching their previous games to the medal rounds he was playing all 12 players and never had a set rotation/starting lineup. I dunno if that hurt them come the main games but it seemed really odd that he would be doing this with a team whose played together for a long time now. Or maybe a set rotation isnt necessary in olympic play, I dunno.

rapsfan087 08-28-2008 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 52711)
Talent sometimes overcomes stupidity. Belsius knows a lot more about the situation that I do but in watching their previous games to the medal rounds he was playing all 12 players and never had a set rotation/starting lineup. I dunno if that hurt them come the main games but it seemed really odd that he would be doing this with a team whose played together for a long time now. Or maybe a set rotation isnt necessary in olympic play, I dunno.

It's so easy as this: when you have 12 players that can start and have not problem with be starters or benchers, coach can do what he thinks is needed, looking at the other team and your own team (we had some injuried players and so).

We are talking about a competition where there are games every 2 days, so you need to have players well rested.

Belsius 08-28-2008 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by rapsfan087 (Post 52735)
It's so easy as this: when you have 12 players that can start and have not problem with be starters or benchers, coach can do what he thinks is needed, looking at the other team and your own team (we had some injuried players and so).

We are talking about a competition where there are games every 2 days, so you need to have players well rested.

While I agree with that, and some good rotations are needed, I think some of Aitos moves were pretty bad. I dint like one bit the way he handled Navarro and Rudy. For example, IMO Rudy was playing terrible in the pool play, he should had played less.

Another thing I dont like about too much rotations is that you dont get players to get in a good rythm.

He didnt do badly. Defense actually improved with the new coach in the pre-olympics. I dont know, the problem with Spain was that they got too confident.

rapsfan087 08-28-2008 01:11 PM

What means "Pool play"?

Navarro came to Beijing with a minor injury from the warmup games, the same than Raul Lopez. Dunno if this has to do with what you say on rotations.

Another thing is Aito always has played doing those rotations because his play idea: give your best at both ends the time your on the court, play with intensity. But to do it you have to have fresh legs on the court, so he has to rest all the players.

Gurk 08-28-2008 01:59 PM

Pool play is when the teams were playing each other to qualify for medal contention

Demetrio 08-28-2008 09:41 PM

Back in the day Aito didn't used to do these FBN rotations, I remember keeping on the court Nacho Solozabal as a point guard for most of the game, and by doing that he was able to keep the tempo of the game, the way they play on the olympics there wasn't any consistent tempo, and how they got so far was because the defense, and how they were running high low post on the paint.

rapsfan087 08-29-2008 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by gurkang (Post 52857)
Pool play is when the teams were playing each other to qualify for medal contention

I guess semifinals and finals, thanks for the help gurkang :)

rapsfan087 08-29-2008 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Demetrio (Post 52938)
Back in the day Aito didn't used to do these FBN rotations, I remember keeping on the court Nacho Solozabal as a point guard for most of the game, and by doing that he was able to keep the tempo of the game, the way they play on the olympics there wasn't any consistent tempo, and how they got so far was because the defense, and how they were running high low post on the paint.

those were old times, when the starting 5 played almost the whole game. Now rythm is higher.

Gurk 08-29-2008 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by rapsfan087 (Post 53046)
I guess semifinals and finals, thanks for the help gurkang :)

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