Marc Gasol will play at least one more season with Básquet Gironaclub of which he is president and with which has just risen from the LEB Oro to the Endesa League. The news advanced by the journalist Xavi Ballesteros will mean the return of the center to the elite of Spanish basketball 14 years later. “I have to see if I continue. I don’t want to think or waste a minute about it. I want to disconnect and go on vacation,” he said after his team’s promotion was completed. It seems that he has already decided.
to their 37 yearsMarc will try to enjoy in the ACB the prize obtained after win the promotion Final Four defeating Movistar Estudiantes in the decisive match. The center, despite being injured on his left knee, was key in the victory with 11 points, eight rebounds, four recoveries and a PIR of 27. Throughout the season he has been decisive, as evidenced by his seven MVPs of the day in the LEB Oro and its stats: 14.5 points with 61.1% shooting from two points, 46.3% on three-pointers, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and a PIR of 22.8 in the 25 games he has played.
Marc has already played two seasons in Girona in the ACB. He did it in the Akasvayu, which would end up disappearing after years of strong economic investment. The pivot decided to try in the NBA in 2008. He left for the Grizzlieswhere he became an idol of the franchise, which plans to withdraw his shirt with number 33. In 2019 he was transferred to the Raptors, with whom he won the title that yearand in 2020 it landed on the Lakerswhere he had a very limited role and with whom he closed his career in the American League.
First case in ACB of player-president
During those years, he dedicated time to Básquet Girona, a club he created in 2014. His brother Pau is the vice president. he will be the first case in the ACB of a team with player-president. The entity has been growing and rising categories until reaching the top of Spanish basketball in an outcome that could not be imagined. The team started the season with a balance of 2-7 while Marc decided if he would return to the tracks. When he did, everything changed. He put the team in the playoffs, in the Final Four, played in his Fontajau pavilion, and now he has taken it to the Endesa League.
Being World and European champion and Olympic medalist with the national team, he confessed that it was his title “more personal. It’s with a club I founded eight years ago.” Now, despite the physical demand of the Endesa League will be greater, wants to enjoy his work for one more season and the reward for his effort. And he will do it in the elite. If his continuity is confirmed, the presence of Marc will be one of the main focuses of interest in the next edition of the Endesa League.