Lucas Mondelo is quickly becoming one of the key figures in European women's basketball.
Having just clinched a move to EuroLeague women outfit Halcon Avenida from Olesa Espanyol, Mondelo is also holding the reins of the Spain squad that will compete at the U20 European Championship for Women.
Last year, he guided Spain to a silver medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Thailand.
Mondelo is very excited about 2010 and the years to follow.
"This Spanish team is one of the four or five most powerful sides in the continent," he said, before looking ahead to this summer's big tournament.
"We need to compete, being faithful to our style.
"If we are able to compete and maintain our style of play, we will have an option to win a medal.
"I am optimistic because our players have grown in our competitions, as has the work done by the coaches and this, above the silver medal achieved last summer, is what makes me optimistic."
Mondelo has a lot to keep him busy in the coming weeks as he tries to have Spain in the best position possible when they go for a podium finish.
"Right now we are planning and developing the logistics in relation to the activities of the team and of the members of the coaching staff," he said.
"We are finishing the squad of 24 players for FIBA, of which only 14 will be in the training camp in Lanzarote on June 20."