Cycle completed for Julius lamas in Japan. The Argentine stopped being the coach of the Japanese basketball team after four years and ended with a significant stage in his career after passing through San Lorenzo. This was announced through their social networks together with the Japanese Basketball Association (JBA).
End of cycle for Lamas in Japan (photo REUTER)
Lamas’ farewell message
“After four years as head coach of the Japanese national team, this journey has come to an end. It has been a wonderful experience for me, I would like to thank the players, the coaching staff and all the members of the JBA and wish them everything. the best in the future. Arigato! “
Immediately afterwards, the Japanese team thanked him on his official platforms with the word ‘Arigato’ (thank you in Japanese), along with a photo of the Argentine with the red uniform and bench, and a phrase of “good luck” for what comes.
The 57-year-old Argentine took over for the Asian team in 2017, which meant quite a bet for those who wanted to make the sport grow in the country that was not getting good results. In that sense, they chose who has two cycles at the helm of the Argentine National Team on his resume and who had just conquered everything at the club level with the Cyclone.
How Lamas did in Japan
After four years, Lamas managed to qualify Japan for their first World Cup (2019) with a team in which the later ones stood out NBA Rui hachimur (current Washington Wizards) and Yuta watanabe (Toronto Raptors). Despite the adverse result (0-5), the DT closed its stage after participating in the Tokyo Olympics, where they gave the present after 45 years (invitation by host), despite the fact that the illusion quickly faded after falling in their three games, including the one played by Argentina.
After the departure of Lamas, his place will be occupied by the national coach of the women’s branch, the American Tom hovasse, who comes from winning the silver medal at the Olympic event. And his assistant Toru onzuka He will be in charge of his old position, according to the authorities of the JBA.