Pedro Martínez (basketball)
Martínez, in 2017
|Herbalife Gran Canaria|
|Born||June 29, 1961|
|1989–1990||Ram Joventut (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As head coach:|
He was voted the Spanish Basketball Coaches Association AEEB Spanish Coach of the Year in 1994. He was also named the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup's Coach of the Year in 2017. Also in that year, Martínez managed Valencia Basket to win their first Liga ACB. However, he did not continue in the team.
On October 27, 2017, Martínez signed as Baskonia head coach, replacing Pablo Prigioni, twelve years after his previous experience in the Basque club. Baskonia made the 2017–18 EuroLeague playoffs, despite an initial 0-4 record when he joined the club. On November 16, 2018, Martínez parted ways with Baskonia after an opening 2-5 record in the EuroLeague, including the 99-84 road defeat at Budućnost VOLI.
In March 2019, Martínez returned to Gran Canaria, which was struggling in the EuroLeague and became the club's third coach of the season.
|G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the team played during the season. He also coached in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|2017–18||30||17||13||.567||Eliminated in the quarterfinals|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Joventut Badalona
- Prince of Asturias Cup: Runner-up
- The Head Coach: Pedro Martínez Eurocup.com, March 20, 2008.
- Pedro Martínez, nuevo entrenador del Cajasol, El Mundo, November 23, 2008.
- 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year: Pedro Martinez, Valencia Basket.
- "Pedro Martínez es el nuevo entrenador del Baskonia" (in Spanish). El Pais. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
- "Martinez out, Perasovic back on Baskonia bench". EuroLeague.net. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "Gran Canaria brings Martinez back to bench". EuroLeague. 11 March 2019.