PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

Spectacular debut season in the LEB Gold League for a Gerard Find who has been able to take his team to the top of the qualifying table in a year of prestigious projects. An unforgettable season for the entity and in which the fans have flocked to the Espai Fruita Barris Nord to enjoy the game of the team from Lleida.

When Gerard Encontr signed his contract with ICG Força Lleida last summer, he became the youngest coach in a LEB Gold League in which he was going to debut with a complicated challenge on his hands. Because it was not going to be easy to revive the morale of a club affected by his pride after a reduction in category saved in the offices. But from the moment the team set foot on the track, it could be seen that the proposal from Lleida was going to be one of the most attractive in the category. Because even the defeat in the debut at the WiZinc Center, with all eyes on his rival, left interesting flashes of quality.

From there, the team did not stop growing in not one of the games played throughout the course, with a game that never ceased to surprise and with an efficiency worthy of the teams that are candidates for promotion. With this, the team positioned itself very quickly at the top of the table, causing the fans to flock to an Espai Fruita Barris Nord to enjoy with their team.

A campaign that led to the team qualifying for the Final Four in which only the promoted Bàsquet Girona was able to stop its competitive momentum. Despite this, both the team and its coach closed the campaign on a high note in a year in which the initial objective was none other than being able to remain in the category with as few problems as possible.

Version 2.0 will arrive next season after the renewal of the coach from Lleida by the team from his city.

Titles and awards:

– Third classified Regular League
– Final Four Girona semi-finalist
– Best attack in the Regular League (81.1 pp)

Season Stats – Gerard Finds:

Games played: 40
Games won: 25
Lost games: 15

Sports career – Gerard Finds:

Info Categories: CB Pardinyes
2014/19: CB Pardinyes (EBA League)
2019/21: CB Pardinyes (LEB Silver)
2021/23: ICG Força Lleida (LEB Gold)

Honorable Mention: Inaki Jimenez (Juaristi ISB)

It had the youngest squad in the competition, with a high number of debutants and with several pieces on loan, but Iñaki Jiménez was able to shine up the daily work with a successful permanence in one of the most complicated stages. In this way, the Basque coach demonstrated his worth in a category in which each and every one of his players have grown with the team to make the group better. A brilliance from the individual to the global that ended up leading his people to achieve their goals.

Honorable Mention: Roberto Blanco (Cáceres P. Humanity)

It will take a long time for the Multiusos de Cáceres to forget the great season carried out by a team that has been burning stages in the category at the hands of its coach. Because Roberto Blanco has been, without any doubt, the main architect of the growth of a squad that had a great responsibility in its hands and that has known how to carry out a season in which they were even about to enter the Final Four by the ascent. A block in which young talents have stepped forward with their hand to be able to excite an entire city again.

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