Xavi Pascual (basketball)
Pacual coaching FC Barcelona, in 2009
|Born||9 September 1972|
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
|2004–2005||FC Barcelona B|
|2005–2008||FC Barcelona (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As head coach:
Xavier "Xavi" Pascual i Vives, commonly known as Xavi Pascual, (born 9 September 1972) is a Spanish professional basketball coach. On 9 May 2010 he became the youngest head coach to manage to win the EuroLeague championship (only counting the Euroleague Basketball Company era, since the year 2000), and soon after, he also won the EuroLeague Coach of the Year Award.
The first team Pascual coached was Gavà (1990–91). Other teams that he coached early in his career were: Cornellà, Santfeliuenc, Olesa, and Aracena.
In the following, 2005–06 season, he became the assistant head coach of the Spanish 1st Division team of FC Barcelona. After the team and then head coach Duško Ivanović parted ways in 2008, Pascual became the club's head coach. On 21 September 2012, Pascual extended his contract with Barcelona, until the end of 2014–15 season. On 3 February 2015, he extended his contract with Barcelona, until the end of the 2016–17 season.
On 22 October 2016, Pascual signed a three-year contract to be the head coach of the Greek Basket League team Panathinaikos. In domestic competition, Pascual led the Greens to back-to-back Greek League titles, in 2017 and 2018, and was named the league's best coach for both seasons. On 20 December 2018 Panathinaikos dismissed Pascual after he had spent two seasons with the club, bringing the Greens to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs in both, but failing to bring them back to the Final Four.
|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.
|FC Barcelona||2007–08||9||4||5||.444||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
|2008–09||23||18||5||.783||Won in 3rd place game|
|2009–10||22||20||2||.909||Won EuroLeague Championship|
|2010–11||20||14||6||.700||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
|2011–12||21||19||2||.905||Won in 3rd place game|
|2012–13||31||25||6||.806||Lost in 3rd place game|
|2013–14||29||23||6||.793||Won in 3rd place game|
|2014–15||28||21||7||.750||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
|2015–16||29||16||13||.552||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
|Panathinaikos||2016–17||30||19||11||.633||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
|2017–18||34||20||14||.588||Eliminated in Quarterfinal Playoffs|
- Liga ACB (Spanish League) (4): 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
- Spanish Cup (3): 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
- EuroLeague (1): 2009–10
- Spanish Supercup (4): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
- Lliga Catalana (Catalan League) (7): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- 4× Spanish League Coach of the Year: 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16
- 3× AEEB Spanish Coach of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
- EuroLeague Coach of the Year: 2009–10
- 2× Greek League Best Coach: 2016–17, 2017-18
- PASCUAL, XAVI BORN: 9 SEPTEMBER, 1972 NATIONALITY: SPAIN.
- "FC BARCELONA REGAL extends coach Pascual". EuroLeague. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Xavi Pascual firma la ampliación de su contrato hasta 2017". fcbarcelona.es (in Spanish). 3 February 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "El Barça pone fin a la etapa de Xavi Pascual" (in Spanish). Lavanguardia. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- Panathinaikos tabs Xavi Pascual as new bench boss.
- "Xavi Pascual is officially the new coach of Panathinaikos BC".
- Panathinaikos ends Pascual era on bench