Former Pamesa Valencia boss Paco Olmos has been appointed Spain's U20 coach.
Olmos, who was named best tactician of the year by his peers in 2003 after guiding Valencia to the ULEB Cup crown and to the ACB play-offs final, will face a challenging first task with the youth squad in the European Championships that will be held in Moscow Region in July.
Spain have been paired in Group D with Serbia & Montenegro, Turkey and Israel.
||I am very surprised but extremely happy and proud
"I am very surprised but extremely happy and proud," Olmos told www.feb.es.
"Spanish basketball has grown a lot in recent years.
"But I believe that the secret in order to compete and improve in a team is the group."