COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT LOINTEK GERNIKA BIZKAIA

Anna Montañana becomes the coach of Lointek Gernika Bizkaia for the 22/23 season. The Valencian coach that she has shared with Mario López, not only the last quarter of last season, but also several international experiences with the coach from Gernikarra in Spanish teams, has been chosen to take the reins of the team.

Montañana, has been one of the most brilliant and creative players in the recent history of state basketball, winner of all possible titles in Spain, Super Cup, Queen’s Cup and Women’s League in teams such as Perfumerías Avenida and Ros Casares, it was with the Salamancans with whom he won the Euroleague. The power forward also enjoyed the WNBA experience with the Minnesota Lynx. She was a reference for the Spanish team in the first decade of the 21st century, she accumulated 129 caps and 4 medals, among which the bronze in the World Cup in the Czech Republic in 2010 stands out.

Anna Montañana’s transition from player to coach was immediate. In 2016 she was an assistant to the Spanish U16F team directed by Mario López and both won gold in the European Championship, and since then she has been a regular collaborator in the training categories of the Spanish team. In 2018, Montañana made the leap to an ACB bench, specifically that of Montakit Fuenlabrada, as assistant to Néstor García and remained there until Paco García left in 2020. From then on, the new coach of the The Gernikarra team was forged into teams from the Colombian and Argentine league.

The reasons for this replacement on the Lointek Gernika bench are none other than health reasons and as the president of Gernika KESB, Gerardo Candina, wanted to make clear: “It is not a change of cycle, but the natural replacement of the person of confidence of Mario”. Regarding the figure of Anna Montañana, the top leader of the Gernikarra entity pointed out that she “is amply prepared to undertake this challenge and follow the continuity line set by the club and Mario López, leaving her mark at the same time. What’s more, Anna has already been working with us in the last months of last season; therefore, she maintains the initial objectives of continuing to be among the best teams in the Women’s League and

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