Pepu Hernández

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Pepu Hernández
Pepu Malaga 2007.jpg
Hernández, in 2007
Personal information
Born (1958-02-11) February 11, 1958 (age 60)
Madrid, Spain
Position Head coach
Coaching career1994–2012
Career history
As coach:
1990–1994 Estudiantes (assistant)
2006–2008 Spain national team
2009–2011 Joventut
Career highlights and awards

José Vicente "Pepu" Hernández Fernández (born 11 February 1958) is a professional basketball coach. Between 2006 and June 2008, he was the head coach of the Spanish national basketball team, with whom he won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, [1] and the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2007.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

A head coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches. In some sports, the head coach is instead called the "manager", as in association football and professional baseball. In other sports such as Australian rules football, the head coach is generally termed a senior coach.

2006 FIBA World Championship 2006 edition of the mens FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2006 FIBA World Championship was the 15th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. The tournament was hosted by Japan and held from August 19 to September 3, 2006. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Japan Basketball Association (JABBA) and the 2006 Organizing Committee.



Spanish National Team

EuroBasket 2007 2007 edition of the Eurobasket

The 2007 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 2007, was the 35th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 2008 Summer Olympics, giving a berth to the champion and runner-up teams. It was held in Spain between 3 September and 16 September 2007. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Alicante, Granada, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Seville hosted the tournament. Russia won its first FIBA EuroBasket title since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, by defeating hosts Spain, with a 60–59 score in the final. Russia's Andrei Kirilenko was voted the tournament's MVP.

CB Estudiantes

FIBA Korać Cup international basketball tournament in Europe between the 1971/1972-2001/2002 seasons

The FIBA Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA between the 1971–72 and 2001–02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the FIBA European Champions' Cup and the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup. The very last Korać Cup season was held during the 2001–02 season.

The Copa del Rey de Baloncesto is an annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams organized by Spain's top professional league, the Liga ACB.

Liga ACB the first-tier-level mens professional basketball league in Spain

The Liga ACB, known as Liga Endesa for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. Administrated by the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB), Liga ACB is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the LEB Oro and replaced by the top team in that division plus the winner of the playoffs.

Political career

On 30 January 2019, it was announced that Hernández would run in the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party's primary election to select the party challenger to become Mayor of Madrid (vis-à-vis the 2019 Madrid City Council election), facing Manuel de la Rocha and Chema Dávila as rivals. [2] [3]

2019 Madrid City Council election

The 2019 Madrid City Council election, also the 2019 Madrid municipal election, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019, to elect the 11th City Council of the municipality of Madrid. All 57 seats in the City Council will be up for election. The election will be held simultaneously with regional elections in at least seven autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain, as well as the 2019 European Parliament election.

Manuel de la Rocha Rubí Spanish politician

Manuel de la Rocha Rubí is a Spanish politician of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). A member of the 1st and 2nd terms of the Assembly of Madrid as well as of the 5th, 9th and 10th Congress of Deputies, he has served as Mayor of Fuenlabrada from 1979 to 1983 and as Minister of Education and Youth of the Community of Madrid from 1983 to 1985.

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  1. Game Report, Spain vs Greece, 64-47
  2. "Sánchez elige a Pepu Hernández como candidato del PSOE al Ayuntamiento de Madrid" (in Spanish). El País. 29 January 2019.
  3. Montero, Sara (2 February 2019). "Pepu Hernández, Manuel de la Rocha y Chema Dávila: tres hombres y unas primarias". Cuarto Poder.