Pedro Martínez (basketball)

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Pedro Martínez
Pedro Martínez - Saski Baskonia 20171215.jpg
Martínez, in 2017
Baxi Manresa
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1961-06-29) June 29, 1961 (age 58)
Barcelona, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Coaching career1986–present
Career history
As coach:
1989–1990Ram Joventut (assistant)
1990Joventut Badalona
1990–1994TDK Manresa
1994–19957up Joventut
1995–1996Salamanca
1997–1998Granada
1999–2000Menorca
2001Ourense
2001–2002Tenerife
2002–2005Gran Canaria
2005Baskonia
2006–2007Estudiantes
2007–2008Girona
2008–2009Sevilla
2009–2014Gran Canaria
2014–2015Manresa
2015–2017Valencia
2017–2018Baskonia
2019Gran Canaria
2019–presentManresa
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Pedro Martínez Sánchez (born 29 June 1961 in Barcelona) is a Spanish professional basketball coach for Baxi Manresa of the Liga ACB.

Coaching career[edit]

Martínez has coached Gran Canaria, Cajasol, Girona, Manresa, and Joventut.[1] He was appointed to the Sevilla head coach position in November 2008.[2]

He was voted the Spanish Basketball Coaches Association AEEB Spanish Coach of the Year in 1994. He was also named the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup's Coach of the Year in 2017.[3] Also in that year, Martínez managed Valencia Basket to win their first Liga ACB. However, he did not continue in the team.

On October 27, 2017, Martínez signed as Baskonia head coach, replacing Pablo Prigioni,[4] twelve years after his previous experience in the Basque club. Baskonia made the 2017–18 EuroLeague playoffs, despite an initial 0-4 record when he joined the club. On November 16, 2018, Martínez parted ways with Baskonia after an opening 2-5 record in the EuroLeague, including the 99-84 road defeat at Budućnost VOLI.[5]

In March 2019, Martínez returned to Gran Canaria, which was struggling in the EuroLeague and became the club's third coach of the season.[6]

On June 24, 2019, Baxi Manresa announced the return of Martinez as head coach for the following season.[7]

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Baskonia 2005–06 4 3 1 .750 Sacked
2017–18 30 17 13 .567 Eliminated in the quarterfinals
2018–19 7 2 5 .286 Sacked
Career 41 22 19 .537

Awards and honors[edit]

Joventut Badalona
Tenerife
Baskonia
Valencia

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Head Coach: Pedro Martínez Eurocup.com, March 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Pedro Martínez, nuevo entrenador del Cajasol, El Mundo, November 23, 2008.
  3. ^ 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year: Pedro Martinez, Valencia Basket.
  4. ^ "Pedro Martínez es el nuevo entrenador del Baskonia" (in Spanish). El Pais. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  5. ^ "Martinez out, Perasovic back on Baskonia bench". EuroLeague.net. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Gran Canaria brings Martinez back to bench". EuroLeague. 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Baxi Manresa: Pedro Martinez is the new coach". Sportando. June 24, 2019.

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