By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Adding to the eventful hours following the announcement of Real Madrid and the decision to part ways with Pablo Laso, the experienced tactician posted a message on social media challenging the medical issues noted on the press release Monday.
“I am happy to share with everyone that I have been fully cleared by the doctors that treated me to coach any professional basketball team,” he wrote on Twitter , as roughly translated via Google.
Laso, 54, confirmed reports regarding receiving medical clearance to resume his coaching career before Los Blancos opted to part ways with him citing ‘medical reasons exclusively’ after consulting with doctors and cardiology specialists.
Suffering a heart attack early in the Playoffs of Spain’s Liga Endesa forced him to the hospital for a couple of days and to the sidelines for the remainder of the 2021-22 ACB season. Lacking the clearance to return to his usual role, he was in attendance and celebrated alongside the players as the team guided by assistant Chus Mateo took down rival FC Barcelona in Game 4 of the best-of-five championship series to win the domestic league championship for the 36th time in team history.
Under his guidance since 2011, Madrid won lifted the trophy as ACB champion five more times, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. The lengthy run additionally included a couple of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championships in 2015 and 2018, the FIBA Intercontinental Cup in 2015 to go along with six triumphs in both the Copa del Rey (Spain’s Cup) and Supercopa (Spain’s Super Cup).
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