Sergio Hernández (basketball)

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Sergio Hernández
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Sergio Hernández in 2007.
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1963-11-01) November 1, 1963 (age 55)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Coaching career1992–present
Career history
As coach:
1992–1995Sport Club Cañadense
1995–1997Deportivo Roca
1997–1998Club de Regatas San Nicolás
1998–2002Estudiantes de Olavarría
2002–2003Alerta Cantabria Lobos
2003–2005Boca Juniors
2007–2013Peñarol de Mar del Plata
2014–2015Piratas de Quebradillas
2015–2016Peñarol de Mar del Plata
Career highlights and awards
As head coach

Sergio Santos Hernández (born November 1, 1963) is an Argentine professional basketball coach.

Head coaching career[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

As a head coach, Hernández has won numerous titles over his career. They include: 6 Argentine League championships (2000, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012), the South American League championship (2001), 3 Argentine Cups (2003, 2004, 2010), the Top 4 Tournament (2004), the South American Club Championship (2004), and 2 FIBA Americas League championships (2008, 2010).

Argentine national team[edit]

Hernández was the head coach the senior men's Argentine national team from 2005 to 2010. He succeeded Rubén Magnano in the position, and was the team's head coach at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball (where the team won the gold medal), the 2008 Summer Olympic Games[1] (where the team won a bronze medal),[2] and at the 2010 FIBA World Championship (where Argentina finished in 5th place).

After his contract to coach the Argentine national team expired in 2010, Hernández did not accept the 4–6 years renewal offered by the Argentine Basketball Federation, therefore ending his tenure as the national team's head coach.[3] He did, however, return to the team as an assistant coach for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.[4]

He then returned as the head coach of Argentina for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where he led Argentina to a silver medal. He was also the head coach of Argentina at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.


  1. ^ Argentina team roster. FIBA. Retrieved on July 21, 2008.
  2. ^ David King. "Argentina claims bronze medal without Ginobili". Houston Chronicle. August 24, 2008. Retrieved on August 24, 2008.
  3. ^ Rodrigo García (2010-11-15). "Sergio Hernández no continúa al frente de la Selección" (in Spanish). Argentine Basketball Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  4. ^ Lamas picks eight-man preliminary roster for London 2012. Retrieved on August 6, 2012.

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