Garbajosa highlights Imbroda’s “indelible legacy”: “You leave us with an immense void”

Antonio Martín: “He was an extraordinary manager and a person loved by all for his charisma”

MADRID, 3 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –

The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), Jorge Garbajosa, has lamented the death of the former Spanish basketball coach Javier Imbroda, “a great person, a fighter, affectionate, conciliatory and funny” and who leaves “an indelible legacy”.

“Today is a very sad day. Above all, a great person, a fighter, affectionate, conciliatory and fun person has gone. As a good friend tells me, you leave us an indelible legacy, but I add, you leave an immense void for all of us.” @s those of us who love you. Thank you for your example coach, “he said on the social network Twitter.

Garbajosa was one of the regular players in Imbroda’s calls during his career with the national team (2001-02), and together with him he won the bronze medal at the 2001 European Championship in Turkey.

For its part, the ACB also lamented the death of the former coach from Melilla, and announced that a minute of silence will be observed in his memory in the six Endesa League games that will be played this Sunday.

The president of the ACB, Antonio Martín, sent “a big hug to all his family and his innumerable friends” from the ACB and its clubs, who are “in mourning” this Sunday. “In addition to being an extraordinary coach and manager, Javier has always been a person loved by everyone for his charisma, closeness and friendliness,” he said, recalling the tribute paid by the fans during the Copa del Rey in Granada.

“A little over a month ago all basketball fans, regardless of their origin and rivalries, showed it to him with a beautiful ovation… That is Javier Imbroda, someone who unites us all to thank him for his enormous contribution to basketball and to whom We will never forget,” he concluded.

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