Jordi Fernández appointed as Head Coach for Canada Basketball’s World Cup Campaign

The 40-year-old Spaniard is an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. He has also directed the national programs of Spain and Nigeria in the past.

Fernández was one of the candidates for the position of head coach of the Toronto Raptors.

Canada will participate in the FIBA ​​World Cup from August 25 to September 10, hoping to qualify for their first Olympic Games in more than 20 years.

The last time the Canadians participated in an Olympic tournament was Sydney 2000.

Today Canada has several established NBA players, such as Jamal Murray, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, RJ Barrett, Bennedict Mathurin, Luguentz Dort and Dillon Brooks.

Portrait of Bennedict Mathurin, number 00 of the Indiana Pacers and member of the Canadian national team.

Photo: Reuters / Trevor Ruszkowski

Newcomer Fernández spent six years with the Denver Nuggets as an assistant before making the leap to Sacramento in 2022, where he became a sought-after coach.

Having the opportunity to lead Canada this summer in the World Cup is a tremendously exciting opportunity and one for which I am extremely grateful.A quote from Jordi Fernández, new Canadian basketball coach

According to the Spaniard, not many international programs have the depth that the Canadian team has.

For Fernández, it is a testament to the “hard work and development” that Canada Basketball, as well as former head coach Nick Nurse and his team, have put in in recent years.

The general manager of the Canadian national basketball team, Rowan Barrett.

Photo: Basketball Canada

The general director of the Canadian men’s team, Rowan Barrett, highlighted Fernández’s international experience.

Jordi has built a tremendous reputation working with some of the best players in the world, and we believe the culture and connection he will build with our team will lead us to success this summer. A quote from Rowan Barrett, Team Canada Basketball General Manager

Fuentes: CBC Sports (Yuri Coghe) y Radio-Canada Sports

Adaptation: RCI · P. Martínez

2023-07-05 21:25:16
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