Lolo Sainz

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Lolo Sainz
Personal information
Born (1940-08-28) August 28, 1940 (age 76)
Tetuan, Spain (now Morocco)
Nationality Spanish
Career information
Playing career 1961–1968
Position Shooting guard
Coaching career 1969–2001
Career history
As player:
1961–1968 Real Madrid
As coach:
1969–1972 Real Madrid (juniors)
1971–1972 Real Madrid (assistant coach)
1972–1973 Club Vallehermoso Madrid
1973–1975 Real Madrid (assistant coach)
1975–1989 Real Madrid
1989–1990 Real Madrid (general manager)
1990–1993 Club Joventut de Badalona
1993–2001 Spain
2001–2002 Spain (general manager)
2002–2005 Real Madrid (general manager)
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Manuel "Lolo" Sainz Márquez (born 28 August 1940, in Tetuan), is a Spanish former professional basketball player and coach. Sainz spent most of his career with Real Madrid, either as a player, or a head coach. He did however, also coach the senior Spanish national team, between 1993 and 2001. On 3 February 2008, he was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors, over the previous half-century, by the EuroLeague Basketball Experts Committee.[1]

Playing career[edit]

As a player with Real Madrid, Sainz won 4 FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague) titles (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968).

Coaching career[edit]

As a head coach with Real Madrid, Sainz won 2 FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague) titles (1978, 1980). He was the AEEB Coach of the Year in 1977, 1985, and 1991.

He was also the coach of the senior Spanish national team, between 1993 and 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EuroLeague official website, Experts decide European Club Basketball's 50 greatest contributors". 

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