A clear path up to the final in Beijing, against the other undefeated Argentina, but Spain did not wrap up and also dominated the last game, winning it 95-75 and raising the 2nd world title in its history in triumph , after that 2006 against Greece. And yet another trophy in a showcase that has recently become very rich: three podiums in the last three Olympics and nine medals (three gold) in the last ten European Championships.
The alchemist of all this bears the name of Sergio Scariolo , a 58-year-old from Brescia, the Italian β€œmagician”, as someone with popular national pride tends to point out. Yet rightItaly closed the doors in his face: in 2013 he was forced to resign from the bench in Milan and coincided with the final farewell of the coach to our basketball , where he had also hit the 1990 championship with Pesaro, only 29 years old and more young of some of the big names of Scavolini.
Then I drive Desio and Fortitudo Bologna again, before making my fortune abroad: Vitoria, Real Madrid (2 national titles) and Malaga (1) in Spain, Khimki in Russia, then again Vitoria after the sad Milanese parenthesis. Meanwhile, in 2009 he too became coach of the Red Furies and in Spain he had found his new partner, the former basketball player Blanca Ares, and his children Carlotta and Alessandro were born.
But after the London 2012 Olympic silver, Scariolo decided to leave the Iberian national team, which however recalled him by popular acclaim three years later, after the flop in the home World Cup. And once again the coach managed to relaunch it. Law degree, great attention to the look and the nickname of “Pat Riley” (former great NBA coach of the Lakers) for the gel on his hair pulled back, Scariolo remained tied to Italy only for his passion for the Inter, who took him in 2010 to a crazy round trip in 24 hours from Moscow, where he coached Khimki, to Madrid for the Champions League final between the Nerazzurri and Bayer n. He also recently went to the discovery of America, where he just won the NBA title with Toronto as assistant coach Nurse .

πŸ‘ Congratulations to @sergioscariolo and his Spain for the win in @FIBAWC πŸ–€πŸ’™
Being up there and #NotForEveryone and we know it well πŸ˜‰ pic.twitter.com/ifCMZLvpoN
– Inter (@Inter) September 15, 2019
The pairing in the same season between the US and the World title was also managed by the most charismatic of Spanish basketball players, Marc Gasol, also of the Raptors, the second basketball player in history to succeed after Lamar Odom of the Lakers in 2010 . Gasol himself was included in the ideal quintet of the World Cup with his partner Rubio (Mvp of the final and of the world championship tournament), Bogdanovic (Serbia), Scola (Argentina) and Fournier (France).
Among the big names instead of the US national team, finished seventh and never so disappointing in history, also because it was snubbed by NBA stars, such as LeBron James and Steph Curry. And Italy Among the top eight national teams of the final standings (Spain, Argentina, France, Australia, Serbia, Czech Republic, USA and Poland) there are five Europeans but not the Azzurri, only tenths.

Gracias a todos los que lo han hecho posible, with mas or menos visibilidad hacia el exterior, ya los que nos han apoyado unconditionally during todos estos anos !!! pic.twitter.com/xhOWr42K4N
– Sergio Scariolo (@sergioscariolo) September 16, 2019

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