Julio Lamas

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Julio Lamas
Japan national basketball team
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1964-06-09) June 9, 1964 (age 55)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coaching career1987–present
Career history
As coach:
1987–1988S.C. Cañadense (assistant)
1988–1992S.C. Cañadense
1992–1995Venado Tuerto
1995–1997Boca Juniors
1997Argentina Under-22
1999–2000Saski Baskonia
2000–2001Obras Sanitarias
2001–2003Lucentum Alicante
2003–2004Real Madrid
2004–2007Ben Hur Rafaela
2007–2009Libertad Sunchales
2008Argentina (assistant)
2014–2015Obras Sanitarias
2015–2017San Lorenzo de Almagro
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Julio César Lamas (born June 9, 1964) is an Argentine professional basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of the senior men's Japan national team. He has also been the head coach of the senior men's Argentina national basketball team.

Club coaching career[edit]


Lamas has won 5 Argentine League championships, in 1997 with Boca Juniors, in 2005 with Ben Hur, in 2008 with Libertad de Sunchales,[1] and in 2016 and 2017, with San Lorenzo de Almagro. He also won the FIBA South American League with Ben Hur in 2006.


Lamas also coached in Spain. He coached in the Spanish League with Tau Cerámica (1999–2000), and in the Spanish 2nd Division with Lucentum Alicante, with which he won the Spanish 2nd Division league championship, and the Spanish 2nd tier cup competition, the Copa Príncipe, in 2002. He also coached in the Spanish League with Real Madrid (2003–2004).

National team coaching career[edit]

Argentina national team[edit]

Lamas was the head coach the senior men's Argentina national basketball team at the 1998 FIBA World Cup. He was also the assistant coach to Sergio Hernández on the Argentine 2008 Summer Olympics team that won the bronze medal.[1] On December 16, 2010, his return to the head coach position of the Argentina national team was officially announced, as he replaced Sergio Hernández.[2]

He, as head coach of Argentina, brought home a gold medal from the 2011 FIBA AmeriCup, coached the defenders of Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home bronze medal from the 2013 FIBA AmeriCup, and coached the defenders of Argentina at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Japan national team[edit]

Lamas became the head coach of the senior Japan national basketball team in 2017.


  1. ^ a b "Argentinean Assistant National Team Coach Julio Lamas To Speak AT NABC Convention In Indianapolis". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Lamas desembarca en la selección". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-16.

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