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Garcia will lead world champion Spain at Olympic Games after replacing fired Hernandez

Garcia will lead world champion Spain at Olympic Games after replacing fired Hernandez

Aito Garcia Reneses will lead world champion Spain at the Beijing Olympics after agreeing to a deal with the Spanish basketball federation on Friday.
The length and terms of the contract for the 61-year-old were not disclosed, though they were meant to be finalized shortly.
Garcia Reneses, who recently left Spanish club DKV Joventut, takes over for the fired Jose Vicente "Pepu" Hernandez.
Hernandez was let go on Wednesday for failing to comply with contractual obligations and for showing a "lack of respect for the federation and its staff."
Federation president Jose Luis Saez and the former Spain coach had been embroiled in a public war of words in recent weeks.
Hernandez led Spain to its first world championship in 2006 and the final of the European championship last year.
Garcia Reneses takes over a team that includes Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol and Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon. The former Barcelona coach has nine league trophies and one European Cup on his resume.


Updated : 2021-05-15 10:34 GMT+08:00