Photo: 7DAYS EuroCup

Aito Garcia Reneses of ALBA Berlin, a dean of his profession and the architect of one of the best offenses in 7DAYS EuroCup history, is the Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

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The 72-year-old Coach Aito, as he is known throughout European basketball, was chosen by Euroleague Basketball from among many deserving candidates after he led ALBA to the EuroCup Finals for the first time since 2010.

Under his guidance, ALBA finished first in its Top 16 group and downed playoffs rivals Unicaja Malaga and MoraBanc Andorra to reach the finals.

In his two seasons in Berlin, Garcia Reneses has led ALBA to four finals – two in the German Cup, last season’s German League playoff finals, and now the EuroCup Finals – by letting his team play really attractive basketball.

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