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Hernández, in 2007
|Born||February 11, 1958|
|2006–2008||Spain national team|
|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,and the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2007.
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