Basketball | Olympics: UEFA dispenses with Lucas Mondello for “not achieving goals”

Basketball |  Olympics: UEFA dispenses with Lucas Mondello for “not achieving goals”


08/06/2021 –

theThe Spanish Basketball Federation decided to take advantage of one of the clauses of his contract, and due to the failure to achieve the sporting goals that appear in it, the lack of continuity of Lucas Mondello as a coach. The coach was renewed until 2024 in September last year, when it was also announced that Sergio Scarello, the men’s coach, would continue.

Mondello took office in 2012 and led the women’s team in 152 matches, with 127 wins and 25 losses, between official and friendly matches. At this time, Spain won 7 medals in the various tournaments in which it participated.

A streak of seven consecutive podiums has been cut short this summer, all since Eurobasket 2013. At Valencia Eurobasket was unable to reach the semi-finals due to a free kick missing with one second remaining and at the Tokyo Games it fell in the quarter-finals in the final even against France.

After this change, the federation is already working on the foundations of a new stage for the women’s team, which will not participate next year in the World Cup after failing to secure a place in the qualifying stage after finishing the European Basketball Championship in seventh place.

From FEB, they are grateful for Mondello’s work at the helm of the team during these years, but decided it was time to look for new impetus for the women’s team.

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