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José Vicente "Pepu" Hernández Fernández (born 11 February 1958) is a Spanish former professional basketball coach.

Pepu Hernández
Pepu Malaga 2007.jpg
Hernández, in 2007
Personal information
Born (1958-02-11) 11 February 1958 (age 61)
Madrid, Spain
PositionHead coach
Coaching career1994–2012
Career history
As coach:
1990–1994Estudiantes (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As head coach

Coaching careerEdit

Club coaching careerEdit

During his club career, Hernández won the Spanish Cup in 2000, and the AEEB Spanish Coach of the Year award in 2004, while he was the head coach of Estudiantes.

National team coaching careerEdit

Between 2006 and June 2008, Hernández was the head coach of the senior 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.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

CB EstudiantesEdit

Spanish senior national teamEdit

Political careerEdit

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]

See alsoEdit


  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.

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