Antonio Diaz-Miguel

 Antonio Diaz-Miguel was a pioneer in the promotion of worldwide basketball. As the coach of the Spanish national team from 1965 to 1992, Antonio Diaz-Miguel’s players were always well-prepared, fundamentally sound, and displayed exceptional sportsmanship. In more than 300 games, Diaz-Miguel led the Spanish national team to six Olympic Games, including a silver medal in 1984 when Spain beat a Yugoslavia team that included Drazen Petrovic and Drazen Dalipagic before bowing out to the Americans in the gold medal game. Diaz-Miguel's teams participated in 14 European Championships and four World Championships, and his best finishes were two silver medals (1973, 1983) and one bronze medal (1991) in the European Championships. Coaching the European All-Star team six times, Diaz-Miguel was named the Best Spanish Coach of the 1980s. A winner of numerous coaching awards, Diaz-Miguel frequently lectured on basketball around the world.