FC Barcelona Regal extends Navarro through 2015

Nov 21, 2011 by Euroleague.net Print
Juan Carlos Navarro - Regal FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona Regal announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro on a contract extension through 2015. Navarro (1.91 meters, 31 years old) will appear with club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the signing. The extension comes days before Barcelona’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague Week 6 game against Union Olimpija, which Navarro enters needing just 14 points to become the competition’s career scoring leader. He has spent all but one season with his hometown club with whom he has won the Euroleague twice as well as six Spanish League titles, five Spanish King’s Cups and the 1999 Korac Cup. On an individual note, he was the 2008-09 Euroleague MVP, the 2010 Euroleague Final Four MVP and been named to the All-Euroleague First Team a record five times. Navarro is also a former world champion with the Spanish national team, an achievement he picked up in 2006. Additionally Navarro won two European championships gold medals and was the MVP this past summer at EuroBasket 2011. So far this season Navarro has averaged 12.4 points and 3.8 assists in five Euroleague games for Barcelona.