Aíto García Reneses

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Aíto García Reneses
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Aíto, with Unicaja Málaga
ALBA Berlin
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1946-12-20) December 20, 1946 (age 70)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Career information
Playing career 1963–1973
Position Point guard
Coaching career 1998–present
Career history
As player:
1963–1968 Estudiantes
1968–1973 FC Barcelona
As coach:
1973–1983 Círculo Católico / Cotonificio
1983–1985 Joventut Badalona
1985–1990 FC Barcelona
1992–1993 FC Barcelona
1993–1997 FC Barcelona
1998–2001 FC Barcelona
2003–2008 Joventut Badalona
2008 Spain
2008–2011 Unicaja
2012–2014 Sevilla
2014–2016 Gran Canaria
2017–present Alba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Alejandro "Aíto" García Reneses (born in Madrid, Spain, on 20 December 1946), usually known as just Aíto, is one of the most prestigious Spanish professional basketball coaches. He has won nine Liga ACB titles, all with FC Barcelona. He has won all the major European titles, except the EuroLeague, although he was a EuroLeague runner-up on three occasions (all with FC Barcelona): in 1989–90, 1995–96, and 1996–97.

Coaching career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

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

Spanish national team[edit]

In June 2008, he became the head coach of the Spanish national basketball team, replacing Pepu Hernández. In the 2008 Olympics, he coached the team to a silver medal, in the closely contested gold medal game, losing to the USA national team, 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 swaps his place with Joaquim Costa, so he becomes 2nd coach.
  • 1993–1997: head coach.
  • 1998–2001: head coach.

Titles[edit]

  • National competitions:
  • International competitions:

External links[edit]