Sergio Hernandez retires from coaching Argentina national team

Sergio Hernandez retires from coaching Argentina national team

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Guys – Group C – Argentina v Slovenia – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 26, 2021. Argentina coach Sergio Hernandez REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sergio Hernandez has announced his retirement as head coach of the Argentina national group, the federation released.

Hernandez coached the men’s senior group for 12 years from 2005-2010 and then from 2015-2021.

He also spent one year as an assistant with the group in 2012.

“I leave content and calm. I enjoyed it a lot but it appears to me that there are instances when issues run their course,” said Hernandez. “I sincerely think it’s time for a new method to start. I don’t have numerous motives to leave the national group, but I’ve constantly had the intuition of when to cease and begin something new. … Today I feel that I have to take a various path and that a new coach have to start.”

Hernandez coached 116 games, the most in Argentina history and had an 84-32 record.

Despite not being the man at the helm anymore, he will be accessible for support if the national team requirements it.

“This is not traumatic at all simply because the critical factor right here is the national team, not me. And the group belongs to nobody,” he said. “In reality it belongs to everybody and that is the feeling that must prevail. We are all here to make Argentine basketball bigger, every one particular from their own role. I am leaving the position of national coach, but I will continue in yet another. So I do not think about that I’m leaving. I will continue to be a part of one thing bigger, of which I am just a small piece. Luckily we have very great coaches and I will be at the disposal of whoever arrives, so that the successor has the tools and a base from which to commence.”

The 57-year-old coach led Argentina to a silver medal at the 2019 FIBA Globe Cup, a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, as effectively as four silver medals (2005, 2007, 2015, 2017) and a single bronze medal (2019) at the FIBA AmeriCup.

Argentina will appear to fill their coaching vacancy quickly, as the initial window of the FIBA Globe Cup 2023 Qualifiers starts in November.

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