Xavi Pascual (basketball)

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Xavi Pascual
Pacual coaching FC Barcelona, in 2009
free agent
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1972-09-09) 9 September 1972 (age 46)
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Coaching career1990–present
Career history
As coach:
1990–1991CB Gavà
1995–1997Cornellà (assistant)
1997–1999CB Santfeliuenc
1999–2001CB Olesa
2001–2004CB Aracena
2004–2005FC Barcelona B
2005–2008FC Barcelona (assistant)
2008–2016FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Xavier "Xavi" Pascual i Vives, commonly known as Xavi Pascual,[1] (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.

Coaching career[edit]

Early years[edit]

The first team Pascual coached was Gavà (1990–91). Other teams that he coached early in his career were: Cornellà, Santfeliuenc, Olesa, and Aracena.

FC Barcelona[edit]

In the 2004–05 season, Pascual moved to FC Barcelona, where he became the head coach of FC Barcelona Bàsquet B, the club's Liga EBA (Spanish 4th Division) reserve team.

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.[2] On 3 February 2015, he extended his contract with Barcelona, until the end of the 2016–17 season.[3]

After the 2015–16 season, in which Barcelona failed to win the Spanish ACB League, and was eliminated in the EuroLeague's quarterfinal playoffs, Pascual was fired.[4]


On 22 October 2016, Pascual signed a three-year contract to be the head coach of the Greek Basket League team Panathinaikos.[5][6] 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.[7]

Coaching record[edit]

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.


Team Year G W L W–L% Result
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
2018–19 13 6 7 .462 Fired
Career 276 206 83 .713


CB Aracena[edit]

FC Barcelona[edit]



See also[edit]


  2. ^ "FC BARCELONA REGAL extends coach Pascual". EuroLeague. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Xavi Pascual firma la ampliación de su contrato hasta 2017". fcbarcelona.es (in Spanish). 3 February 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "El Barça pone fin a la etapa de Xavi Pascual" (in Spanish). Lavanguardia. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  5. ^ Panathinaikos tabs Xavi Pascual as new bench boss.
  6. ^ "Xavi Pascual is officially the new coach of Panathinaikos BC".
  7. ^ Panathinaikos ends Pascual era on bench

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