Roberto Íñiguez

Roberto Íñiguez de Heredia Santamaria, (born 5 September 1967) is a former Spanish basketball player and the current manager of Perfumerías Avenida. Iñiguez spent most of his career with Valencia BC.

Roberto Íñiguez
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Dynamo Kursk
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1967-09-05) 5 September 1967 (age 54)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Career information
Playing career1986–1996
Career history
As player:
1986–1987Baskonia
1987–1990Valencia
1990–1992Gran Canaria
1992–1993Murcia
1993–1994Tizona Burgos
1994–1995L'Horta
1995–1996Gandía
As coach:
2003–2011Valencia Basket
2011–2012Ros Casares Valencia
2012–2014Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2015Uni Girona
2015–2017Nadezhda Orenburg
2017Montenegro
2017–2019WB SOPRON
2019–2020Dynamo Kursk

He played for Saski Baskonia, Valencia BC, CB Murcia, CB Gran Canaria, Valencia Godella and Gandía BA as a player for 12 years in his career.[1]

He started as a coach with Valencia BC. With them he worked in different teams during 8 years; Junior, U20, 2nd team and worked with young players of the first team to improve them. He coached the Valencia BC Junior Team as head coach for 2003/04 season and Valencia BC Under 20 Team between 2004 and 2006. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as coach of second team in Valencia. Then he signed with Ros Casares Valencia.[2] He won EuroLeague Women and Spanish League with a historic record in Spain: they won this competition without losing any games in either the regular season or the playoffs.[3]

In 2012, Íñiguez signed with Fenerbahçe, where he coached for two seasons[4][5][6] in Turkey.

In February 2015, he returned to Spain and signed with Catalan squad Uni Girona.[7] With Uni Girona he won the Spanish League for the second time without losing any games, so he is still undefeated in this competition with a 42/0 record.

After winning the Spanish Championship again in summer 2015, he signed a contract for 2015–2016 with Russian team Nadezhda Orenburg where he coached Orenburg's team in Euroleague and Russian league for two seasons.

When he finished that season he signed a contract for two years with WB Sopron and four years with Montenegro Federation to coach Montenegro NT.

During the 2019–2020 season he was the Coach of another powerful Russian club, Dynamo Kursk.

Currently he is coaching Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca, a Euroleague team of Liga femenina in Spain.

HonorsEdit

Ros Casares Valencia (2011–12)


Fenerbahçe Istanbul (2012–14)
  • Presıdent Cup of Turkey: 2012
  • EuroLeague Women: 2012-13 runner-up
  • Turkish League TKBL 2012-13
  • Coach of the year in Turkey: 2013
  • President Cup of Turkey: 2013
  • Euroleague Women: 2013–14 runner-up.


Uni Girona (2014–15)
  • Liga Femenina de Baloncesto: 2014-15


Nadezhda Orenburg (2015-2017) -

Euroleague Women: 2016 Runner - up

Russian league: 2016 Runner - up

Coach of the year in Russia: 2016

Coach of the season Euroleague: 2016


WB SOPRON (2017-2019)

● Hungarian League 2018

● Hungarian League 2019

● Hungarian Cup 2019

● Euroleague runner up 2018

● Euroleague Final Four 2019

● Euroleague Coach of the year 2018


DYNAMO KURSK (2019-20)

● Russian Cup 2019

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