Arturo Álvarez (11/17/1976, Mieres) joins the Dean after an extensive career in all categories of our basketball, with more than 150 games as first coach in LEB Oro in teams like Araberri, Prat – with whom he played a promotion semifinals – or Palencia Basketball. He also has extensive international experience after directing such prestigious clubs as the Portuguese SL Benfica (2018/19) or the Brazilians Palmeiras (2012/13) and Unitri Uberlândia (2014/15). In addition, the Asturian was also the absolute selector of the men’s and women’s basketball teams in Paraguay, becoming the first coach in the world to qualify for a FIBA ??pre-Olympic tournament, Tournament of the Americas, both teams.
The new Azulino coach has also performed functions of Sports Director in various clubs and has been the Technical Director of such prestigious campuses as those of José Manuel Calderón or Sarunas Jasikevicius.