ANDSpanish basketball mourns the death of Ricardo Hevia, a myth on the bench of the ACB League when it started in the 80s. Linked for much of his sports career to Breogan, Hevia spent nearly 40 years as a coach or commentator for the Galician team. At the age of 81, Hevia died in Lugo after being hospitalized for several days after a delicate surgical operation.
Hevia, Asturian from Mieres, landed in the ACB in the 1988-89 season at the controls of the then Dyc Breogan, with whom he spent three seasons before directing the OAR Ferrol (1991-92), return to Lugo (92-93) and return to Ferrol for the 1993-94 campaign. After his first Galician journey in the ACB, he went through Salamanca and Murcia and finished his career as an elite coach in the Xacobeo Ourense in 1997-98.
In recent days, Hevia had received numerous expressions of affection and respect from the basketball world, the most significant being that of Louis Casimir, coach of Betis, who dedicated the victory against Burgos to one of the people who most influenced him: