ANDl Coosur Real Betis and coach Luis Casimiro have reached an agreement whereby the Ciudad Real coach will take the reins of the Verdiblanco team until 2023, the Verdiblanco entity reported this Monday after announcing the resignation of Joan Plaza from his bench.

Casimiro, 61, has extensive experience in the Endesa League, with 27 seasons behind him and more than 700 games directed since he began his career in the 1989-1990 season at CB Puertollano.

After being an assistant to Ricardo Hevia and Pedro Martínez in Lugo and Salamanca, respectively, his great opportunity in the ACB came in the 97/98 season with TDK Manresa, a team with which he won the League title and would dispute the Korac Cup.

His extensive career in the elite has made him go through benches such as Valencia, Gran Canaria, Fuenlabrada, Estudiantes, Unicaja or Zaragoza, the last experience in the ACB last year.

It was in Gran Canaria where he was champion again, this time in the Endesa Super Cup (2016), also qualifying for the Euroleague after reaching the semifinals of the league playoff eliminating Valencia Basket.

This will be Luis Casimiro’s second stage in São Paulo, where he landed in the middle of the 2014/15 season and remained in the 2015/16 season.

Casimiro helped the permanence of that first course and consolidation of the second, leading among others the generation of Porzingis, Willy Hernangómez, Balvin and Oriola.