Spain tore apart Serbia 85-63 to capture their first-ever EuroBasket gold medal in Katowice, Poland on Sunday night.
World champions in 2006, silver-medal winners at EuroBasket 2007 in Madrid and runners-up to Team USA at last year's Olympics, the Spanish underlined their status as the dominant side on the continent.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero greeted the country's national team following its EuroBasket triumph in Katowice.
The gold-medal winners overcame a difficult start to the 2009 event in Poland and won five straight games by an average of 19 points.
Spain's Pau Gasol was selected as the Most Valuable Player and named to the All-Tournament team of EuroBasket 2009 presented by Tissot, the official timekeeper of Europe's premier basketball competition.
Gasol led his team to their first ever European men's title with 18 points 11 rebounds and three blocks in the 85-63 win over Serbia.
Spain and Serbia will square off for the second time at EuroBasket 2009 when they meet in Sunday's gold-medal game showdown in Katowice.
The Serbians, who won the first encounter 66-57 in Warsaw, defeated Slovenia in overtime on Saturday night to advance to the title game while Spain hammered Greece in their Semi-Final.
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