|San Lorenzo de Almagro|
June 9, 1964 |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|1987–1988||S.C. Cañadense (assistant)|
|2004–2007||Ben Hur Rafaela|
|2015–present||San Lorenzo de Almagro|
|Career highlights and awards|
Julio César Lamas (born June 9, 1964) is an Argentina professional basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Argentine League. He has also been the head coach of the senior men's Argentina national team.
Club coaching career
Lamas has won 4 Argentine League championships, in 1997 with Boca Juniors, in 2005 with Ben Hur, in 2008 with Libertad de Sunchales, and in 2016, with San Lorenzo de Almagro. He also won the 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).
Argentina national team
Lamas was the head coach the senior men's Argentina national team at the 1998 FIBA World Championship. He was also the assistant coach to Sergio Hernández on the Argentine 2008 Summer Olympics team that won the bronze medal. On December 16, 2010, his return to the head coach position of the Argentina national team was officially announced, as he replaced Sergio Hernández.
He then acted as head coach of Argentina at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, where he led Argentina to the gold medal, the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where he led Argentina to the bronze medal, and at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
- "Argentinean Assistant National Team Coach Julio Lamas To Speak AT NABC Convention In Indianapolis". USA Basketball. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "Lamas desembarca en la selección". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
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