The former coach of the Argentine National Team announced that he will not continue his basketball career and the Ciclón football could become a possibility
Julius Lamas announced his retirement of the technical direction in basketball. The former coach of the Argentine National Teamand last stop in Japan, he thanked his family, the players he managed and Leon Nakhnudel, creator of the National Basketball League (LNB)in a message sense. “I want to announce that I have decided to retire and stop coaching professional basketball. I go through this moment with a lot of emotion and the desire to thank”, he pointed. Thus ended his long career and now… Could you get to football in San Lorenzo?
After announcing his retirement and in the middle of the cyclone crisisThe most approached the possibility of Abel Balbo as Barça coach. It is public knowledge that the former soccer player of the Argentine soccer team raised with the now former coach of the Golden Generation that join the new work team that you are putting together to start your career as a DT.
From San Lorenzo they heard the offer of Lamasrenowned fan of the Boedo club and former basketball coach of the club, but for the moment it would not be a priority given that the crisis that the club is going through would require a more experienced coach. Beyond this, the truth is that Lamas put an end to his history with basketball and now he seems determined to make the leap to football.
Julio Lamas retired from basketball: the message on his social networks
Julio Lamas and his extensive career in Argentine basketball
Lamas was in charge of the team twice between 1997-1999 and 2011-2014 and established himself as one of the most important coaches of the Golden Generation. In addition to the national teams of Argentina and Japan, the coach managed seven teams in the country and three abroad.
In the National Basketball League He won five titles throughout his career as a coach: one with Boca, another with Ben Hur and Libertad and two with San Lorenzothe club of which he is a fan, and of which he was commissioned to refound when the sport returned to the forefront.
Among his words, Lamas thanked the clubs that gave him the opportunity to work in the sport he loves in all these years and the players who were part of those processes and remarked: “And in the end (but not the last), to the players, the main reason why I started being a coach: to teach the kids of my club, Deportivo San Andrés, how to play. That’s when I fell in love with basketball, teaching and being part of a team.”
He also won the title of best coach in the National Basketball League seven times: Between the seasons of 1990-91, 1996-97, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2010-11. “I am proud to say goodbye to the road I have traveled, knowing that I devoted myself passionately and that I gave all of myself in the search for constant improvement. I did not hold anything back. It is time to learn new things and work in the sport from another role,” he closed. The most.
Manu Ginobili’s message for Lamas
Emmanuel Ginobili congratulated Julio Lamas, the coach who had him in the Argentine National Team, through his social networks. Manu’s heartfelt message:
“Congratulations for all of July! It was very nice to travel a good part of our journey together! Huge hug and the best for what’s to come!”, wrote the Olympic champion and recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
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