By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Former player Pablo Prigioni, who won Olympic bronze in 2008 with Argentina, and currently serves as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves is the new coach of the Argentinian national team.
Per the official press release: The Argentine Basketball Federation announces the arrival of Pablo Prigioni as the new coach of the Senior Men’s National Team. The coach will have the AmeriCup as his first commitment (September 2 to 11 in Recife, Brazil), to continue in November and February with the FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifying windows.
From Recife, the new coach stated: “ My feeling for the National Team is big, as is my commitment to this group. The Argentina shirt is the most important thing. We are focused, staff and players, on giving our best in the tournament that lies ahead”.
“Pablo is an example of improvement and permanent evolution. He had an ascending career as a player and for a long time, he remained in the top world competitions. I have no doubt that his career as a coach in the National Team will be the continuity of his constant professional development, ” said Fabián Borro, president of the CAB.
As a member of the “Golden Generation” of Argentine basketball, Prigioni was part of the squad that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, among other achievements. With an outstanding stint as a player in Europe and the NBA, the 45-year-old coach from Cordoba will thus have his debut as Head Coach of a national team.
After his retirement as a player, he was coach of the Spanish Baskonia and assistant in the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves (a position that he will maintain).
Prigioni will be accompanied at the AmeriCup by Gonzalo García, Leonardo Gutiérrez and Guido Fabbris as assistants.