Aíto García Reneses

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Aíto García Reneses
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Aíto, with Unicaja Málaga, in 2009.
ALBA Berlin
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1946-12-20) December 20, 1946 (age 72)
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 1.25 in (1.86 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1963–1973
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1998–present
Career history
As player:
1963–1968Estudiantes
1968–1973FC Barcelona
As coach:
1973–1983Círculo Católico / Cotonificio
1983–1985Joventut Badalona
1985–1990FC Barcelona
1992–1997FC Barcelona
1998–2001FC Barcelona
2003–2008Joventut Badalona
2008Spain
2008–2011Unicaja
2012–2014Sevilla
2014–2016Gran Canaria
2017–presentAlba Berlin
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Alejandro 'Aíto' García Reneses (born 20 December 1946 in Madrid, Spain), usually known as just Aíto, is a Spanish basketball coach and former professional player. As a head coach, he has won nine Spanish Liga ACB titles, all with FC Barcelona. He has won four European competitions - the FIBA Korać Cup (twice) and FIBA Saporta Cup with FC Barcelona, and the FIBA EuroChallenge and EuroCup with Joventut Badalona. He was also a EuroLeague runner-up on three occasions with FC Barcelona: in 1989–90, 1995–96, and 1996–97.

Playing career[edit]

During his playing career, he played at the point guard position. He played with Estudiantes (1963–1968), and FC Barcelona (1968–1973). While with Barcelona, he was the team's captain.

Coaching career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

García Reneses has spent most of his coaching career in Catalonia. He spent 15 seasons with FC Barcelona (13 as head coach, and two as general manager), and also in three basketball teams from Badalona: Círculo Católico, Cotonificio, and especially Joventut, where he coached for two different periods, 1983–1985, and from July 2003, to May 2008. He coached Baloncesto Málaga for 3 seasons (2008–2011), and in 2012, he began coaching Club Baloncesto Sevilla.

Spanish senior national team[edit]

In June 2008, he became the head coach of the Spanish national team, replacing Pepu Hernández. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he coached the team to a silver medal, in the closely contested gold medal game, losing to the USA after being down by just 2 points with a few minutes left in the game.

Teams coached[edit]

  • 1985–1990: head coach.
  • 1990–1992: general manager
  • 1992–1993: head coach, after 3 games he swapped his place with Quim Costa, so he became the 2nd coach.
  • 1993–1997: head coach.
  • 1998–2001: head coach.

Titles[edit]

Clubs[edit]

  • National competitions:
  • Liga ACB champion with FC Barcelona: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2001.
  • Copa del Rey winner, 4 with FC Barcelona: 1987, 1988, 1994, 2001 and 1 with Joventut Badalona: 2008.
  • Prince of Asturias Cup winner, with FC Barcelona: 1988.
  • International competitions:

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