Lapena lands EuroLeague Women Coach of the Year award
MUNICH (Germany) - Victor Lapena has been rewarded for an excellent first campaign at the helm of Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo by being named the EuroLeague Women Coach of the Year.
Having won the EuroCup Women 2019 title with Nadezhda, the Spanish playcaller made the switch to the Turkish giants last summer and hasn't wasted any time in making a big impression.
Lapena masterminded a great Regular Season for Fenerbahce, who proudly took pole position in Group B with an 11-3 record. The juggernauts were the best three-point shooting team in the competition, second in overall field goal percentage and one of the top four in terms of points per game.
His popularity with the clubs' supporters was also emboldened having delivered domestic silverware by winning both the Presidents' Cup and Turkish Cup titles.
Lapena took first place in both the media and fan voting, while being tied in first spot among the polling undertaken by his fellow coaches. Georgios Dikaioulakos finished second after guiding Nadezhda to a 9-5 record, while Thibaut Petit of BLMA took the last podium step.
Euroleague Women Awards recognize the top players and coaches of the 2019-20 Regular Season, with the league's coaches, selected media and fans from all around the world deciding the winners.
EuroLeague Women Coach of the Year Voting
|PLAYER||CLUB||COACHES RANK||MEDIA RANK||FANS RANK||TOTAL RANK|
|Victor Lapena||Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo||=1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Natalia Hejkova||ZVVZ USK Praha||=3rd||=2nd||4th||4th|
|Miguel Mendez||UMMC Ekaterinburg||=3rd||=4th||6th||5th|