Argentina appoints new coach for senior men’s national team
The Argentine Basketball Federation appointed Nestor “Che” Garcia as the new head coach of the senior men’s national team.
When Argentina won the South American Championship in 2012, Garcia served as Argentina’s interim coach.
When the team won the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, he was an assistant to the coaching staff.
Garcia substitutions Sergio Hernandez Retired after coaching the Argentine national team for 12 years.
“Finally, it happened. This is a dream and also the biggest responsibility of my career,” Garcia said. “That’s why I want to thank everyone who allowed me to come here, as well as President Fabian Boro and the board of directors of the Federation for their trust. And declare that I will surround myself by listening, building, improving and in the best way possible. Argentina. Basketball has started a new cycle, but always respects tradition. I am very eager and excited to work hard for Argentina’s goal in order to maintain its elite status in the basketball world.”
The 56-year-old coach started coaching the national team in Uruguay in 2003.
Garcia continued to coach Venezuela, winning two South American Championships (2014, 2016) and one FIBA American Championship (2015), thus qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Subsequently, he led the Dominican Republic to participate in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and they advanced to the second round with a 2-3 record.
In the next few days, Garcia will return to his home country, Argentina, to start preparing for the first window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Americas qualifiers starting in November.
This post is written by Chris Tulp