Jorge Guerra (born 21 June 1959), also commonly known in Brazil as Jorge Guerrinha, is a Brazilian former professional basketball player and coach.[1]

Jorge "Guerrinha" Guerra
Guerrinha.jpg
Guerrinha, working as the head coach of Bauru.
Personal information
Born (1959-06-21) June 21, 1959 (age 62)
Franca, São Paulo (state), Brazil
Listed height6 ft 1.25 in (1.86 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
PositionPoint guard
Career highlights and awards
As a player:

As head coach:

Professional playing careerEdit

Born in Franca, in the state of São Paulo, Guerra debuted in basketball when he was 16, playing with Amazonas Franca. He also played with C.A. Monte Líbano and Ribeirão Preto.[2] During his pro club career, Guerra won 4 Brazilian Championships, in the seasons 1980, 1981 (II), 1990, and 1991.

National team playing careerEdit

Guerra was a part of the senior Brazilian national basketball team that won the 1987 Pan American Games, in Indianapolis. In that tournament's final game, the Brazilian side outscored the home team, the Team USA, 120–115, which marked the first time that Team USA lost a game as a tournament host. It was also the first time Team USA was defeated in a finals game.[3]

He also played at the 1986 FIBA World Cup, the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, the 1990 FIBA World Cup, and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.

Coaching careerEdit

Guerrinha has been the head coach of several Brazilian clubs, some of which include Ribeirão Preto/Polti/COC, ACF Campos and Bandeirantes/Rio Claro. In 2016, he became the head coach of the Brazilian club Mogi das Cruzes,[4] after having previously been Bauru's head coach.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guerrinha". www.cbb.com.br. Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. ^ "Guerrinha". Terceiro Tempo. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. ^ "PAN 2007 - História - 1987 - Terra - Pan-Americano 2007". esportes.terra.com.br. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  4. ^ "Prefeito se antecipa e anuncia Guerrinha como técnico do Mogi" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  5. ^ "Na defesa, o grande mérito de Bauru na vitória contra o Flamengo". UOL Esporte. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

External linksEdit