ORn ‘classic’ of the modern era of Spanish basketball will continue to be linked to a bench that continues to give him success. Sito Alonso (Madrid, 1975) has renewed for one more season with UCAM Murcia. After a fabulous 2021-22 season in which he led his team to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, in addition to touching the classification for the Playoffs for the Endesa League title.
UCAM Murcia was until the end with options to enter the top eight. 16 victories and 18 defeats, only one behind Gran Canaria, a team that qualified for the post-season. If everything goes their way, next year they will also play the Basketball Champions League.
An easy renewal to take, because at all times the two parties wanted to understand each other. From the general management they always affirmed that they wanted to continue counting on him, and Sito Alonso has formed a clear project. “I came for a year and here I found something very serious,” he said several months ago on Radio MARCA’s ‘La Pizarra de Quintana’.
Alonso will direct his fifth year in Murcia and his 14th campaign in the highest competition of Spanish basketball. His best win record is still his debut, when he posted a 23-12 record managing then-known as DKV Joventut. That course would fall in the first round both in the Copa del Rey, against Estudiantes, and in the League against Real Madrid.