José Carlos Guimarães

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José Carlos Guimarães
No. 14 – Angola
Position Point guard
League Angola Basketball League
Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol
Personal information
Born (1964-02-09) February 9, 1964 (age 53)
Luanda, Angola
Nationality Angolan
Listed height 190 cm (6.2 ft)
Listed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Coaching career 2003–present
Career history
As player:
FC Luanda
1982–1984 Leões de Luanda
1991 FC Porto
1992–1994 Benfica
1995 Ovarense
1999 1º de Agosto
As coach:
Mar 03 – Mar 04 Sporting de Cabinda
Jul 10 – May 12 Interclube
May 12 – May 13 Angola

José Carlos Ribeiro de Carvalho Guimarães (born 9 April 1964 in Luanda), known as Zé Carlos, is a former Angolan basketball player and a former coach of the Angola national basketball team. He played as a guard and as a forward. He achieved a huge success in his career playing for Portuguese side Benfica, where he won several National Championship and the Cup of Portugal titles, with his fellow countryman Jean-Jacques. Guimarães also lived the dream of playing against the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team and at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[1] He later became assistant coach of the Angola Squad. He served as coach of the Angolan national basketball team from May 2012 to May 2013.

Dismissal as head coach[edit]

On a press conference held on May 31, 2013, Guimarães said he is considering abandoning all basketball-related activity due to the disrespectful manner that some individuals - whom he did not name - handled the case of his dismissal. Guimarães learned of his dismissal, with the announcement by the Angolan Basketball Federation in a previous news conference, of Paulo Macedo as the new head coach. After they let me do all the preparations, summon the players, prepare training camp, they just decided to sack me, he said. Guimarães has been offered, instead, a job as an advisor to the chairman of the Angolan Basketball Federation, Paulo Madeira, which he declined.[2] The Angolan media, generally agrees that the Federation should have handled Mr. Guimarães' dismissal in a more appropriate way, such as giving him proper notice of his own dismissal.


  1. ^ José Carlos Guimarães at
  2. ^ "José Carlos Guimarães pondera abandono da modalidade" (in Portuguese). ANGOP. Retrieved 2013-06-14.