The Spanish and European basketball community turned to Barça’s 19th Endesa League title in the following hours to praise the magnificent season of the team coached by Saras Jasikevicius.
Several coaches from the national scene wanted to highlight the work of the Lithuanian team and coach, starting with Mario Pesquera, who highlighted the success built from defense.
Aíto García Reneses, the former coach of Pau Gasol in his first stage in the ACB, congratulated the 40-year-old legend on the title and sent an interesting notice to all the youth basketball coaches.
The Spanish coach and new Virtus Bologna coach, Sergio Scariolo, congratulated Barça and especially Pau Gasol for the victory over Real Madrid in the ACB Final Playoff.
The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, described Barça’s triumph as “incontestable” and celebrated the good moment that national basketball is going through, which will remember this club season for “Pau’s return to our basketball” .
Other personalities, such as the President of the Spanish Government Pedro Sánchez, a great basketball fan, took advantage of the excitement to congratulate the Barça club and even cheered up with a “Felicitats, campions!” in Catalan.
Among the illustrious Barça members who congratulated the team, reactions such as those of Audie Norris stand out, who lived the feat from the pavilion and then continued to watch the celebrations at home.
Several ACB teams, including Casademont Zaragoza or Lenovo Tenerife, Barça’s rival in the semifinals, congratulated the Barça team for a title they had not achieved since 2014.