Josep Clarós

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Josep Clarós
Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka
Position Head coach
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1969-01-28) January 28, 1969 (age 52) [1]
Barcelona, Spain [2]
Career information
College University of Barcelona [3]
Career history
As coach:
1993–1994 NE Missouri State (assistant)
1995–1997 American University (PR)
1995 El Salvador
1997 Correcaminos UAT Reynosa
1998 Trotamundos de Carabobo
1999Correcaminos Reynosa
1999–2000 Fort Wayne Fury (assistant)
2000–2002 Ulla Oil Rosalía
2002–2005 Tarragona
2004–2006 CAB Madeira
2007–2008 Donar
2008–2009 Joventut Badalona (assistant)
2009–2010Joventut Badalona
2010–2011Joventut Badalona (assistant)
2011–2012 Halifax Rainmen
2010–2013 Mexico
2012–2013 Pioneros de Cancún
2014–2015Halifax Rainmen
2015–2016 Al-Muharraq SC
2016 Rizing Fukuoka
2016–2017 Manama Club
2017–2019 Akita Northern Happinets
2019 Bahrain
2020–present Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka
2021–present Angola
Career highlights and awards

Josep "Pep" Clarós Canals (born January 28, 1969) is a Spanish professional basketball coach with experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. [4]


He has been in 15 Finals so far with different teams in different countries as a head coach. [5] He has NCAA, CBA, Eurocup, Uleb, Euroleague, Liga de las Americas and 3 National Team experience. He is the first coach (in any sport) in history who has won a championship or medal in four different continents.

International career

On March 27, 2015, Clarós, who was planning to coach the Egypt national basketball team at the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship and potentially the 2016 Summer Olympics, [6] confirmed that he would not. He said, "I wish them all the best for the next AfroBasket and African games with the goal to qualify for the Olympics in Rio 2016." [7] He loves to implement a full court press defence. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Clarós is banned for life from the Canadian NBL after the brawl prior to Game 7 of the 2015 Finals. Following the brawl, Clarós refused to allow his team to play. This caused the Rainmen to forfeit the game and cost him a $9,000 fine. [13] [14]

In 2017, Clarós signed with Akita Northern Happinets in Japan. [15]

In 2020, he signed with Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka. [1] [16]

Head coaching record

Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win–loss %
PlayoffsPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win–loss %
Double-dagger-14-plain.pngB2 record
Ulla Oil Rosalía 2000-01 301020.33313th----
Ulla Oil Rosalía 2001-02 301020.33313th----
CB Tarragona 2002-03 301218.40012th----
CB Tarragona 2003-04 341519.44113th----
CB Tarragona 2004-05 341816.5297th413.250Lost in 1st Round
Hanzevast Capitals 2007-08 402416.6005th312.333Lost in 1st Round
Halifax Rainmen 2011-12 362313.6392nd853.625Runners-up
Pioneros de Quintana Roo 2012-13 402812.7006th844.500Lost in 2nd Round
Halifax Rainmen 2014-15 322012.6251st in Atlantic16104.714Runners-up
Al Muharraq 2015-16532.6005th----
Rizing Fukuoka 2016 1266.5008th in Bj Western202.000Lost in 1st Round
Al Manama 2016-17 161501.0001st651.833Champions
Akita Northern Happinets 2017-18 60546.900Double-dagger-14-plain.png1st in B2 Eastern532.600Runners-up in B2
Akita Northern Happinets 2018-19 601743.2835th in Eastern----
Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka 2019-20 15411.2676th in B2 Western----

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