Roger Grimau

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Roger Grimau
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Grimau warming up with FC Barcelona.
Personal information
Born (1978-07-14) July 14, 1978 (age 40)
Barcelona, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1996–2015
PositionGuard / Small forward
Career history
As player:
1996–1999Joventut Badalona
1999–2003Lleida
2003–2011FC Barcelona
2011–2014Bilbao Basket
2014–2015Manresa
As coach:
2016–presentJAC Sants
Career highlights and awards

Roger Grimau Gragera (born July 14, 1978) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player who last played for La Bruixa d'Or Manresa. He is a 1.96 m (6'5") tall swingman, that could also play as a point guard.

Professional career[edit]

Grimau quickly moved to continue a family legacy in the world of basketball. Like his father before him, and as his two younger siblings who would follow suit, Roger rose to the ranks as a professional basketball player.

At Lleida, he propelled his team to the Liga ACB, Spanish basketball's premier division. He was the undoubted star of a young team which won promotion to the league. As well as being named an all-star in their promotion season, he also earned a move to his next club, FC Barcelona and with it, a call up to the Spanish national team, with whom he won a gold medal at the 2001 Mediterranean Games.

In July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Bilbao Basket.[1] He rested in the club until September 2014.

In June 2015, Grimau decided to retire from basketball.[2]

Spanish national team[edit]

Grimau has also been a member of the Spanish national basketball team. He won the gold medal at the 2001 Mediterranean games, and the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2003.

Coach career[edit]

After his retirement, for the 2015–16 season, Grimau started his coach career as assistant coach of Catalana amateur club CB Sant Just. One year later, he signed with Liga EBA club JAC Sants for his first experience as head coach.[3]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Pro career

Caprabo Lleida

Spanish national team

References[edit]

  1. ^ BILBAO BASKET lands Grimau.
  2. ^ Roger Grimau dice adiós al baloncesto
  3. ^ (in Catalan). JAC Sants official Facebook account. 26 May 2016 https://www.facebook.com/jacsants/photos/pb.199155776780522.-2207520000.1464425408./1314058471956908/?type=3&theater. Retrieved 1 July 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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