Gran Canaria finds new coach in Casimiro

Jun 30, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Gran Canaria finds new coach in Casimiro
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas reached a principle of agreement with head coach Luis Casimiro, who signed a two-year deal with the Eurocup powerhouse on Thursday. Casimiro, age 50, arrives from Baloncesto Sevilla, where he worked for the best part of the last two seasons. Casimiro started his career with Puertollano and also coached Almodovar del Campo, Don Benito, Gandia Basket and Gijon Baloncesto before making his Spanish League debut with TDK Manresa in the 1997-98 season. Against all odds, Casimiro led Manresa to the Spanish League title and was chosen as the Spanish coach of the year. Casimiro has also coached other Spanish teams such as Caceres, Valencia Basket, Forum Valladolid, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Estudiantes Madrid, Baloncesto Valladolid and Unicaja Malaga. He helped Fuenlabrada win the Spanish second division title in 2005 and took Valencia to a Saporta Cup final in 2002, losing against Montepaschi Siena. Casimiro replaces Aito Garcia Reneses, who led Gran Canaria to the Eurocup Finals in 2015 and to the Copa del Rey title game last season.