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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.

Enshrined

1997

Born

July 06, 1933 Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real

Died

February 21, 2000

Professional Career

Aquilas Cantu

Career Stats

2x EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
SILVER MEDALS
2x SPAIN'S COACH
OF THE YEAR
1981, 1982
1984 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL