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Jorge Garbajosa
Jorge Garbajosa
Position: -
Born: 12/19/77
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $12,100,000 ($14,743,614*)
Jorge Garbajosa officially retained his role as the Spanish Basketball Federation president, FEB announced Monday. He was the only candidate for the 2020-2024 term, the federation previously clarified. The press release notes that the former player, appointed FEB president in 2016, gained 92% of the votes, 66 out of 72. The six remaining were blank votes. “The support obtained this morning excites me,” stated Garbajosa, “I take it as an endorsement of four years of work. We had success, but also made mistakes. Nevertheless, I believe the federation is in a better place than four years ago. And that means basketball is better.”
You actually left the NBA after your best two years, at least individually, with the Nets. Do you regret leaving the NBA at the peak of your career? Bostjan Nachbar: I get asked this question a lot. I cannot say that I regret it because it was a very interesting time. A lot of European players came back to Europe so it’s difficult to talk about regret because for me that was the best option at that moment. Sure, I wish I could have prolonged my career in the NBA but at the same time it’s not like I had equal choices that summer. Gordan Giricek returned home, Carlos Delfino went back to Europe, also Jorge Garbajosa and Josh Childress. A year later, Linas Kleiza went back… A lot of European teams were willing to offer solid contracts to Europeans or Americans who wanted to go. Unfortunately, the crisis of 2008 hit them a little bit after and that changed a lot of things in Europe. I wish I could have extended my career in the NBA, but it just wasn’t the case.
The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, wants to ensure the future of the National Team bench and for this, a new contract extension could be offered to Sergio Scariolo until 2024, according to AS.com. The Italian coach’s agreement with the Federation would come to an end after the 2020 Olympics. However, with the current worldwide health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Games in Tokyo until 2021, a new scenario is created.
Storyline: Olympic Games
The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, stated that Pau Gasol plans to play in the 2020 Olympic Games. “He will do everything possible and part of the impossible to be there. If Pau wants and can, he will be. And if he can’t be on the court, let him be there in any position he wants. We will always wait for him,” Garbajosa said, per Marca.
Storyline: Olympics
The Spanish NT hopes to have Pau Gasol on board next summer in the Tokyo Olympics. And while this remains the main objective, for now, Spanish Federation President Jorge Garbajosa has opened up the door to the national team even when Gasol retires, per as.com. The report mentions the Spanish Federation’s interest to give Gasol an active role in the NT after he retires from action, either as a team manager or even in coaching duties.
FIBA has confirmed its Commissions, Working Groups and Task Forces for the term of 2019-2023, as fiba.basketball informs. Following the key appointments made during the first Central Board meeting for the new term which took place during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China, FIBA has now confirmed the following, with Dirk Nowitzki and Jorge Garbagosa standing out as the Chairmen of Players Commission and Competitions Commission: