Spain and the replacement: reasons that explain the title in the Eurobasket 2022

Spain and the replacement: reasons that explain the title in the Eurobasket 2022

Spain has won its fourth Eurobasket title in the last six editions. This time they beat Italy with the Hernangómez brothers as stars.

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Spain and the substitution: reasons that explain the title in the Eurobasket 2022

Spain had the MVP of the tournament, with Juancho Hernangómez and the MVP of the final, his brother Willy. (Photo: Basketball Spain)/

The Hernangómez brothers, Willy and Juancho, won a gold that not even the most optimistic of the Spaniards expected. Several details for this elusive faith: this, the Spanish, was a transitional selection, where the already retired stars like the Gasol brothers left the post to the Hernángomez, where they did not arrive as a clear favorite -they were, according to experts, the seventh candidate – and where Juancho turned his fictional life into reality: he went from being Bob Cruz in the Netflix movie directed by Adam Sandler, to being the protagonist again. Willy was the perfect shooting guard: he finished as MVP of Euro basketball 2022 -14 points and 8 rebounds in the final-.

It was not an easy tournament to win, on the contrary: this was a Euro basket full of NBA MVPs: Luka Dončić for Slovenia, Nikola Jokić for Serbia or Giannis Antetokounmpo for Greece were left out, with no chance of winning a medal. Spain turned that little expectation into faith: they played each game as if it were a final, they had great rivals to reach each stage and in the semifinal they met the powerful Germany, and the heart and experience of Rudi Fernández and several unknown players prevailed by international fans. Determining was the intelligence and reading of how to beat Germany from the coach of Italian nationality but with many years in the Iberian country Sergio Scariolo, the respected coach of the champion who with this completes his fourth gold medal. Scariolo knew how to amalgamate the young people of his team and the bosses of the NBA experience, the Hernangómez brothers. Today nobody criticizes it anymore.

The celebration(Photos: Basketball Spain)

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The champion is not discussed . is congratulated. It's analized. Now with this medal and the fame of Juancho Hernángomez, Spain is on the way to consolidating the generational change. That is perhaps the great lesson of this emotional ending.

Spain and the replacement: reasons that explain the title in Eurobasket 2022

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