Alberto Herreros was chasing, as the captain Ahab to his white whale, the sentence pronounced in his controversial exit of the Students -in exchange for 290 million pesetas, the transfer, the highest in the Spanish basketball at that time, as a sort of curse. “In order to win titles,” he said. And in 10 seasons I had just barely lifted up from white a cup winners ‘ cup (1997) and a League (2000). She had also lost two final continental Spain (France, 99 and Sweden 2003). “I was fed up of losing the end”, concluded that 26 of June, 13 years ago.
That night in the Buesa Arena fate had saved the dressed canopy of Fuencarral is a good one. Or maybe it was he himself who rebelled against everything, because he throwing triple, seen it 1000 times and from all perspectives, does not respond to logic. It was an outburst of rage, searing conviction, as he gave the hand of Macijauskas was a hand’s breadth of his face, still remaining to be seven seconds or that Real Madrid will come to a basket of two to complete (tie) the most amazing comeback that happened ever in the national basketball.
With that triple re-editing of that final unpublished until now returns us to the present, the maximum scorer of the history of the ACB sacked his career with a title: it was the preamble of what was to come. If with justice to Pablo Laso with the legendary coaches real Madrid, with Pedro Ferrándiz and Lolo Sainz, you would have to book a place in the Olympus of the shipments to Blacksmiths, first with Antonio Martin and later with Juan Carlos Sánchez (in addition to a year with Maceiras).
Because, since then, despite the early and difficult years -and to the stage, Messina-, has not done anything other than what you predicted when he left the Ramiro: “to Win titles” (4 League, 5 Cups, two Euroligas, 1 Intercontinental and three Spanish super cups). And make decisions in these changing eras. Your personal commitment did the hiring of Pablo Laso, with whom he joins a deep friendship (the meeting in Galicia in the summer of 2011, during a championship of Spain junior…). As before it was by Joan Plaza, renovated in the most critical moments, Felipe Reyes, caught from Manresa to such a Sergio Llull… For not remembering the most recent: the returns of the NBA Sergio Rodriguez, Rudy Fernandez, and Ayon, the bet by Nocioni, the strength of the quarry (Mirotic, Doncic…) and other acquisitions that seem to be the key to the future (Campazzo, Tavares…).
To live incredible moments that any Madridista would have dreamed 12 years ago. But then, in the absence of 2:44, Bullock became the fifth, ‘Caviar’ Blacksmiths jumped for the first time to court, and it happened, from the 69-61 to lack of 51 seconds, a series of events that will never be repeated: the triple Gelabale, the failed attack quick Scola before the eyes failing of Calderon, the basket of Hamilton, the loss of Prigioni, who then became the fifth to come out to pitch Splitter -the youngest player in the template of the Tau – and make your failure of out of fund. And in the end, in their single launch that night, the triple-Blacksmiths.