Pablo Laso Rumors
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso has recovered and is back home feeling perfectly fine, he wrote in a post shared on Twitter Tuesday. “I was lucky that life gave me a warning,” he wrote in his message featured on social media, “As the doctor told me yesterday, I am better than five days ago.” Laso, 54, was admitted to La Moraleja University Hospital after suffering a heart attack, as announced by Madrid on Sunday. He was since discharged from the intensive care unit but remained in the hospital to be monitored, as noted in Monday’s official update on his health status. In addition, Los Blancos named assistant coach Chus Mateo as the caretaker for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, namely the Playoffs in Spain’s Liga Endesa.
Real Madrid announced that head coach Pablo Laso has been admitted to Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital after suffering a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Τhe 54-year-old Laso yesterday coached Game 2 of the Spanish League semifinals between his team and Baskonia, which his team won with ease. Nothing else has been announced about his condition, neither is known if he had a medical history with heart issues.
While Doncic is fighting to push the Dallas Mavericks to the next level in the playoffs after triumphing over the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semifinals, Real Madrid is back in Belgrade to compete for the “Undecima.” And Blancos coach Pablo Laso broke down what makes his former wunderkind so special.
“Luka has been a great player since he arrived at Real Madrid when he was 13 years old,” Laso said in the opening presser for the EuroLeague Final Four. “But he’s also been a great person since that day. That made him so big. When people talked about the NBA and how he’s going to play there, I didn’t have any doubts. No doubts that he’s going to play good. Because probably the best thing he has a person, and for sure as a player, is that he’s able to adjust in any situation. And that’s something that you have to have as a person. And Luka has it.”
Vincent Poirier (17-10-1993; Clamart, France) is Real Madrid’s latest recruit and joins the club until 2024. The French international center, who measures in at 2.13m and is 27 years old, is currently one of the leading inside players in European basketball. He is an out-and-out number five and is very strong on rebounds and solid in and around the basket. He has previous experience in the ACB and the EuroLeague and checks in to bolster Pablo Laso’s side following a stint in the NBA.
While Facu Campazzo is widely expected to leave Real Madrid for an NBA team when the free agency opens on November 20, coach Pablo Laso doesn’t plan on brooding over the Argentinian guard’s upcoming departure. Even if that exit means losing arguably his most important player. “Right now, this worries me zero,” Laso said in a pre-game presser ahead of the EuroLeague Round 8 road game against Crvena Zvezda, per Spanish agency EFE and Real Madrid. “After everything that’s happening this year, I can’t think beyond the next game.”