Tribute to the 2014-15 champs: Pablo Laso!

Jun 25, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the 2014-15 champs: Pablo Laso!

As the head coach who completed Real Madrid's long-awaited return to Turkish Airlines Euroleague glory, Pablo Laso will go down as a transformational leader of the club with the most continental crowns in European basketball history. Laso, 47, is a former Madrid point guard who has made the transition from standout player to successful Euroleague head coach look easy. In just four seasons in the competition, Laso already has 82 Euroleague victories and has made three consecutive trips to the championship game. Along the way, Madrid became a fan favorite across Europe for the fun, high-scoring playing style he instilled in the team. Laso's name passed into basketball history, however, thanks to Madrid's ultimate victory on its home court at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Madrid's two distinctive wins at the Final Four - one featuring high scoring, the other strong defense - showed that his team was ready for anything. His expert preparation led to Madrid winning its ninth continental title and first since 1995, and to Laso taking his place among the Euroleague's coaching greats.