Carlos Jiménez

Carlos Jiménez Sánchez (born 10 February 1976) is a Spanish former professional basketball player and current sporting director of Unicaja. He is 2.05 m (6' 8 34") tall. His nickname is "suma y sigue Jiménez", which translated into English is, "add and go on Jiménez."

Carlos Jiménez
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Hommage to Carlos Jiménez on February 2013 before the game between Estudiantes and Unicaja, the two clubs for which he played.
PositionSporting director
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1976-02-10) 10 February 1976 (age 47)
Madrid, Spain
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1994–2012
PositionSmall forward
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Men's Basketball
Representing  Spain
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing National team
FIBA World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 Japan Spain
Silver medal – second place 1999 France Spain
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Turkey Spain
Silver medal – second place 2003 Sweden Spain
Silver medal – second place 2007 Spain Spain
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Israel U-18 Team

Player profileEdit

He played as a small forward. He was a good rebounder, using his 205 cm height and his long arms. He was a good defender, and a good free throw shooter.

Professional careerEdit

In the 2002-03 NBA Season, Jiménez was on the preseason roster of the Sacramento Kings, as he tried out for the club, but he was cut from the team a week before the start of the regular season. He was disappointed that the Kings released him. Jiménez never had another NBA experience.

After playing five seasons for Unicaja Málaga, in August 2011 he returned to Asefa Estudiantes, signing a one-year contract.[1] In April 2012, with six games left to finish the Liga ACB, he decided to retire at the end of the season.[2]

However, on 17 September 2012, he returned to professional basketball, by signing a one-month long contract, with an option to extend it for one more month, with his former team Unicaja.[3] He retired in December 2012.

Spain national teamEdit

Jiménez played with the senior Spain national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where he won a gold medal. He also won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, as Spain lost against Team USA in the gold medal game. After that Olympic competition, Jiménez announced his retirement from the Spain national team, after having been the captain of that group of players. He retired at the time as the Spanish player with the most medals won in international tournaments for the Spain national team.


  1. ^ "Carlos Jimenez pens a deal with Asefa Estudiantes". Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ Six last nights with Carlos Jiménez El Mundo. 19 April 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Unicaja Malaga signs Carlos Jimenez to a one-month contract". Sportando. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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