By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
It seems that Pau Gasol has carried the huge winning gene he had as a player to his work as a coach.
Team Pau, coached by the Spanish giant, beat Team Joakim (coached by former NBA enter Joakim Noah) 25-20 to win the Jordan Rising Stars championship in the opening festivities of the 2023 All-Star weekend.
“2-0 record as a coach by the way,” Pau Gasol tweeted after the game.
Team Pau delivered!!! Proud of my players, this has been so fun 🤩 2-0 record as a coach, by the way 🤷🏼 #JordanRisingStars #NBAAllStar
El Team Pau cumplió!!! Orgulloso de mis jugadores, ha sido muy divertido 🤩 Récord de 2-0 como entrenador, por cierto 🤷🏼 pic.twitter.com/B2Vv2DnLNB
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 18, 2023
Jose Alvarado drained the 3-pointer that “locked” the win for Team Pau with 10 seconds remaining. The New Orleans Pelicans sophomore guard won Rising Stars MVP.
JOSE ALVARADO CALLED GAME ‼️
TEAM PAU WINS #JordanRisingStars pic.twitter.com/EqyNmSdlWT
— NBA (@NBA) February 18, 2023
Alvarado had 13 points in the 40-25 semifinal win of Team Pau over Team Deron (Williams). Team Joakim had beaten Team Jason (Terry) 40-32 to advance to the title game.
Paolo Banchero had nine points in the semifinal and four in the final.