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Who´s Pablo Laso?


A lifetime of basketball excellence


As a player:

Born in Vitoria, Pablo Laso starts as a player in the youth teams of Colegio San Viator. After finishing his studies in the United States, he signs with only 16 years of age for Caja Álava making his debut in ACB in the 1984-1985 season. Laso plays 11 seasons with the team, winning a ‘Copa del Rey’ title in 1995 being the MVP of the final.

In the 1995-1996 season, he signs for Real Madrid, where he plays for two years before playing for Cáceres CB.

In the 1998-1999 season, he goes to Italy and in the mid-season he returns to Spain, where he finished his career playing with four different teams: Unicaja Málaga, Casademont Girona, Caprabo Lleida and Fórum Valladolid in the 2002-2003 season. Laso retires after an incredible 19 year run in ACB.

He is currently the ACB all time leader in assists and steals.

As a coach:

Pablo Laso makes his debut as a coach in the ACB in the 2004-2005 season with Valencia Basket Club. Then he coaches Cantabria Baloncesto and Gipuzkoa Basket Club until 2011, when he becomes the new head coach for Real Madrid, a club in which he has remained until the 2021-2022 season.

As Real Madrid coach, he has won 22 titles: 6 ACB, 2 Euroleagues, 6 ‘Copas del Rey’, 7 Spanish Super Cups and 1 Intercontinental Cup. Pablo Laso is still the coach with more games coached and wins in Real Madrid history.

Collective awards
  • Liga Endesa 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2022.
  • Copa del Rey 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020.
  • Euroleague 2015 and 2018.
  • International Cup 2015.
  • Super Cup 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • ACB Tournament of the C. of Madrid 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Individual awards
  • Coach of the Year in the Euroleague 2015 y 2018.
  • Best coach of the ACB-AEEB 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 y 2021.
  • Best coach by the APD of Madrid 2015.
  • Coach of the Decade for Gigantes 2022.