Sito Alonso

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Sito Alonso
Sito Alonso FC Barcelona Bàsquet 20180126 (cropped).jpg
Alonso with Barcelona in 2018
Murcia
PositionHead coach
LeagueSpanish League
Personal information
Born (1975-12-04) December 4, 1975 (age 43)
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As coach:
1999–2004CB Monzón
2004–2005CB Prat
2005–2008Joventut Badalona (assistant)
2008–2010Joventut Badalona
2011–2014Gipuzkoa Basket
2013Spain Under-20
2014–2016Bilbao Basket
2016–2017Baskonia
2017–2018FC Barcelona
2018Cedevita
2019–presentMurcia
Career highlights and awards

Alfonso Alonso Blasco, commonly known as Sito Alonso, (born December 4, 1975) is a Spanish basketball coach, who is currently head coach of Murcia in the Liga Endesa.

Coaching career[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

Alonso made his coaching debut in the Liga Endesa (Spanish League) in 2008, with Joventut Badalona, a team where he had previously worked as an assistant coach. He was sacked by the club in March 2010, after his team's poor results in the Spanish national domestic league and in European-wide competition.[1]

In 2011, Alonso once again became a head coach in the Liga ACB, thanks to his signing of a new contract with Lagun Aro GBC. He left GBC in 2014, in order to sign with the Spanish club Bilbao Basket.[2]

In July 2016, he parted ways with Bilbao Basket,[3] and he signed a two-year deal with Baskonia.[4] Despite reaching the EuroLeague playoffs, Alonso and Baskonia split up after being eliminated by Valencia Basket in the semifinals of the domestic league play-offs.[5][6] Consequently, he signed a two-year contract with an optional third with FC Barcelona Lassa.[7] On February 5, 2018, FC Barcelona part ways with him.[8]

On June 8, 2018 Alonso signed three-year-contract with Cedevita Zagreb.[9]On October 25, 2018, after a poor start of season, Cedevita sacked Alonso.[10]

Spanish national team[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Alonso was the head coach of the Spanish Under-20 junior national team, and he coached them to the bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, which was played in Tallinn, Estonia. He was also an assistant coach with the senior Spanish national team at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Alonso was also the head coach of the Aragon autonomous basketball team in 2006. He only managed the team in their 92–69 win against Japan.[11][12]

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
Joventut 2008–09 10 4 6 .400 Eliminated in group stage
Baskonia 2016–17 33 17 16 .515 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Barcelona 2017–18 21 7 14 .333 Fired
Career 64 28 36 .438

Honours[edit]

Spain Under-20[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Joventut destituye al técnico Sito Alonso; El País, 3 March 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2014. ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ SITO ALONSO signed for Bilbao Basket!; Invictus Sports Group, 12 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014. ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Sito Alonso deja el Dominion Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Sito Alonso will coach Baskonia's bench". baskonia.com. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ "El Baskonia despide a Sito Alonso" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Sito Alonso alcanzó un acuerdo económico y se desvinculó ya del Baskonia" (in Spanish). Encestando.es. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Barcelona hands reins to Alonso". EuroLaegue.net. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Sito Alonso's contract terminated | FC Barcelona". FC Barcelona. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Bivši trener Barcelone preuzeo Cedevitu". gol.dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Rimac replaced Alonso at Cedevita bench". www.aba-liga.com. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ La selección de Aragón consigue su primer triunfo; El Mundo Deportivo, 26 June 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2014. ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  12. ^ Aragón logró su primer triunfo como selección ante Japón; ACB.com, 24 June 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2014. ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

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