Aíto García Reneses
Aíto, with Unicaja Málaga, in 2009.
|Born||December 20, 1946|
|Listed height||6 ft 1.25 in (1.86 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|1973–1983||Círculo Católico / Cotonificio|
|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.
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
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.
- Círculo Católico Badalona: 1973–1976.
- Cotonificio Badalona: 1976–1983.
- Joventut Badalona: 1983–1985.
- FC Barcelona:
- 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.
- Joventut Badalona: 2003–2008.
- Baloncesto Málaga: 2008–2011.
- Cajasol: 2012–2014.
- Gran Canaria: 2014–2016.
- Alba Berlin: 2017.
- Spanish national teams:
- 1979 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in Damascus: Bronze
- Spain senior men's national team: 2008.
- National competitions:
- International competitions:
- ACB Profile (in Spanish)
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