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Antonio Diaz-Miguel (Spain)
Born on July Thursday, 1933, in in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real), Spain.
Nationality:
Spain

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Aguilas Bilbao: 1962-1965
  • Spanish National Team: 1965-1992
  • Cantù: 1993-1994
  • Pool Getafe: 1996-1997
  • As a player: Estudiantes, Real Madrid and Aguilas. Also, 26 appearances with the Spanish National Team as a player

National Team

  • 27 years (1965-1992) and 423 appearances as head coach of the Spanish National Team
  • Participated in 6 Olympic Games (Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992), 4 World Championships (Puerto Rico 1974, Colombia 1982, Spain 1986 and Argentina 1990) and 14 European Championships as head coach of the Spanish National Team
  • Silver medalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
  • 2 times Silver medalist in the European Championships: Barcelona 1973 and Nantes 1983
  • Bronze medalist in the 1991 European Championship in Rome

Individual Highlights

  • His 27 years (1965-1992) in the Spanish National Team still represent an all-time record for a coach in charge of a national team, in any sport, in the world
  • His 6 Olympic Games (1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992) are a world-record for any national team coach in the history
  • 2 times Coach of the Year in Spain: 1981 and 1982
  • Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo (top sports distinction in Spain, awarded by the Spanish Government) in 2000
  • Medalla de Oro al Mérito Deportivo (Gold medal to the Sports' Merit), awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1993
  • A basketball arena located in his native Alcázar de San Juan was named in his honor Polideportivo Antonio Díaz-Miguel