After a disappointing season, in which the team has signed one of the worst years in its history -Valencia BC closed the 22/23 season with its poorest winning percentage since relegation in 1995-, the leadership of Valencia Basket has decided to undertake a renewal in sports that will entail changes in the squad and that have already started with the dismissal of Chechu Mulero.
Almost two decades of ‘orange’
Since his arrival in 2004 as Pablo Laso’s assistant coach, Chechu Mulero was part of the coaching staff that raised EuroCup titles won in 2010 and 2014. In that first stage, in addition, he served as interim head coach in eleven games spread out at different times.
Precisely after the achievement of the EuroCup won in Kazan, Mulero went on to occupy the role of sports director of the entity, building the squads of the first men’s team that obtained the Endesa League in 2017the 2017 Endesa Super Cup and the EuroCup 2019.
“Valencia Basket wants to warmly thank the work, the identification with our values and the professionalism shown by Chechu Mulero in all the work he has performed during the almost two decades in which he has belonged to our Club. In these 19 years he has helped with his experience to mark the steps to be taken to make the project grow globally and has been a key person in the consolidation of Valencia Basket as one of the leading clubs at a national and continental level”, mentions the official statement.
The architect of a champion team
Three days after the defeat in the fifth game of the incredible series of 2014 semifinals against Barçaspecifically on June 18, it was made public the appointment of Chechu Mulero as the new sports director of Valencia Basket.
To the 2014 champion block he began to add pieces of what would later be league champion with the arrival of Guillem Vives. In 2015 they arrived Pedro Martinez, Fernando San Emeterio, Antoine Diot y Luke Sikma to leave in the history the campaign with the best percentage of victories in the history of the entity and begin to germinate a seed that flourished in the following course. John Tailor, Pierre Oriola o Will Thomas They arrived in the summer to complete a squad that would lose two finals before raising the Endesa League 2017.
A significant part of that winning block, with Jaume Ponsarnau to the front and with the additions of Alberto Abalde, Aaron Doornkamp, Louis Labeyrie and the return of Mike Tobey I would touch glory again to climb to the roof of the Fonteta la EuroCup 2019.
In the last four seasons, the Taronja team has played in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in three of them, adding more experience in the highest continental competition with the additional challenge of making long and competitive squads to play seasons of more than 70 games at the highest level of demand.
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