Luís Magalhães

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Luís Magalhães (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐɡɐˈʎɐ̃ȷ̃ʃ]; born 1958) is a Portuguese basketball coach. He is a former head coach of the Angola national basketball team. He succeeded Portuguese-Angolan native Alberto Carvalho in 2009, and coached Angola at the FIBA Africa Championship 2009,[1] where the team won its seventh consecutive African championship.

Prior to moving to Angola, Magalhães was one of the best coaches in Portuguese basketball. He led three different teams to the Portuguese Basketball Premier League title - Portugal Telecom (2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03), FC Porto (2003–04), and Ovarense (2006–07).[2] He moved to Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto, where he was the head coach from January 2008 to June 2011, winning 12 titles, amidst national and international competitions.[3]

As of November 2012, he has been the head coach of Angolan side Recreativo do Libolo[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Angola team roster. FIBA. Retrieved on January 2, 2010.
  2. ^ Profile at basketpedya.com
  3. ^ Profile at basketpedya.com
  4. ^ "Basketball coach Luís Magalhães signs for Libolo". ANGOP. Retrieved 2013-04-08.