Turkish Airlines Euroleague
May 25, 2013
bwin Euroleague Fantasy Challenge
Tel Aviv 2004
Qualifying Rounds 2012
NIKE International Junior Tournament
Pedro Ferrandiz (1957-1975)
Hesperia Madrid (ESP), Real Madrid (ESP), Spanish NT
Smart and intelligent, Pedro Ferrandiz was a basketball genius, loved by its own fans and hated everywhere else. Ferrandiz helped Real Madrid become what it is now, winning 12 Spanish league championships, 11 Spanish Cups and four Euroleague titles in his 13-year coaching career. Ferrandiz also forced a rule change when he ordered Lorenzo Alocen to score in his own basket so that an injury and foul-plagued Real Madrid would avoid overtime in the two-way 1962 Euroleague eighth-finals. Ferrandiz now owns a successful basketball foundation and research center in Alcobendas, Madrid.
WHAT THEY SAY...
"I think that the Euroleague had a great idea for all of us that started European club basketball competitions. As a Real Madrid coach, I feel like I am an important part of it. I made to seven finals and won four titles. For me, the European Cup is a huge source of memories. I am very thankful to the Euroleague for honouring and recognizing the competition and what happened throughout these 50 years."
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