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Jesus "Txus" Gómez Vidorreta (born June 20, 1966) is a Spanish professional basketball coach.[1] Vidorreta, born in Bilbao, has coached several teams in Spain.

Txus Vidorreta
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Vidorreta in 2009
Iberostar Tenerife
PositionHead coach
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1966-06-20) June 20, 1966 (age 53)
Bilbao, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Coaching career1992–present
Career history
As coach:
1992–1993Cajabilbao (assistant)
1993–1994Cajabilbao
1995–1996Askartza
1996–1997Bilbao Patronato
1997–1998Askartza
1998–2001La Palma
2001–2010Bilbao
2010–2012Lucentum Alicante
2012–2015Estudiantes
2015–2017Iberostar Tenerife
2015–presentSpain (assistant)
2017–2018Valencia
2018–presentIberostar Tenerife
Career highlights and awards

Coaching careerEdit

After winning a league promotion to the Spanish top-tier level, the Liga ACB, with Cajabilbao in 1994, Vidorreta continued managing teams in the Spanish lower divisions.

In 2001, he was appointed as the head coach of the newly created Bilbao Basket, which started playing in the in LEB Plata, the Spanish third tier league, at the time. With the Basque club, Vidorreta won two league promotions in three seasons, and made his debut as a head coach in the Liga ACB in 2004. He continued there for six more seasons, until being sacked in January 2010.

Vidorreta then worked as a head coach of several different ACB teams, such as Lucentum Alicante, Estudiantes, and Canarias, where he arrived in November 2015.

In April 2017, Vidorreta won his first European-wide continental title, by winning the championship of the European third-level Champions League 2016–17 season.

On June 20, 2017, Vidorreta was announced as the new head coach of the reigning Spanish League champion, Valencia Basket.[2] With Valencia, Vidorreta coached in the EuroLeague, where the team had a 12–18 record. In the ACB season, Valencia was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the playoffs by Herbalife Gran Canaria. On June 8, 2018, Valencia Basket announced Vidorreta and the club parted ways.[3]

On June 11, 2018, Vidorreta returned to Iberostar Tenerife as he signed a 3-year contract with the club.[4]

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
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.

EuroLeagueEdit

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Valencia 2017–18 30 12 18 .400 Eliminated in regular season
Career 30 12 18 .400

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liga ACB Profile
  2. ^ "Valencia finds new coach in Vidorreta". Euroleague.net. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]

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