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Jordi Fernandez: “little things , like helping with the rehabilitation of the court, make me more excited than recognition”

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Jordi Fernandez: “little things , like helping with the rehabilitation of the court, make me more excited than recognition”

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Jordi Fernandez made history. At the age of 41, he will become the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, breaking another barrier for Spanish basketball Being the first technician born in Spain to be appointed head coach in the NBA. He had the opportunity after almost 20 years in the United States and great work in Cleveland, Denver and Sacramento as well as being part of the technical staff of the Spanish basketball team at the EuroBasket 2017. Recognition came to him after he won the bronze medal with the selection of Canada when he beat the USA.

In the midst of preparing for the Olympic Games and a new project with the Nets, I took a’ student ‘ invitation from California. “It’s a step that has more repercussions at the media level, but for me it’s a step more. These are steps that are the result of previous work and now we are looking forward to the next step with great enthusiasm.”, Confessing at the time of explaining how he entered that he was the Chosen One. “The process has been going on for a month more or less, the communication has been good between 2 parties, we think they can give it to me, but you always lack this step that they tell you that you are the Chosen One. It came to me while I was at home with my wife and my parents, who were visiting, and that made it very special.”, Go on.

I would like to train in the EuroLeague and in the AFC at some point in my career, the whole illusion is because it’s one of my other dreams

Brooklyn Nets coach Jordi Fernandez on Marca Radio

The opportunity for Jordi Fernandez comes after overcoming stages in the NBA and even managing three games this year with the Sacramento Kings. “It’s a big sacrifice at the moment when you leave everything, but for me the illusion of learning and doing what I love was very important. And it’s always been a bonus. Success with Canada helped break down the door because I was never the first coach in the NBA and Canada gave me the opportunity to be the coach of an 8-player team in the NBA, and that gave me a lot of vision”, Explain

The Canton Charge was in the Premier League and the choice of Canada was his first as a head coach in a career that has just begun and has several goals. “I would like to train in the EuroLeague and in the AFC at some point in my career , but now it’s not to be, but the whole illusion because it’s one of my other dreams“, He admitted.

NBA campin with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron’s character is one of those that the lady has distinguished since his beginnings in the USA. “LeBron is a little bit of a scoring player, Being by his side all those years was very special because of what you learn from a player like that because Surely there will be no other one like L“, He explained.

Major? I’m excited to be able to help young coaches that anything is possible. I hope that the next arrival will not take as many years as it happened in my case for being the first

Jordi Fernandez , the first Spanish coach to be appointed head coach in the NBA

About his new project at the box office, one of Badalona is clear. “My main job is to implement and work with the team, All layout and design of the template falls on GM Sean Marks. I am confident that they have a plan and that we will implement it this summer. Our main goal is to build something that will last a long time“, Courage.

The fact is that the name of Jordi Fernandez already exists in the history of Spanish basketball. “More than recognition, I prefer the rehabilitation of a basketball court in my neighborhood , where I used to play as a child and it is very neglected and needs to be repaired, these are the things that make me really excited to be able to give back to society and help the little ones To go outside and play. Major? If I can help young coaches see that everything is possible and that there is no definite path, it makes me excited. I hope that the next arrival will not take as many years as it happened in my case for being the first”, Daughter.

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