EuroCup 24/03/2017, 15.08 Official
The 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season is Pedro Martinez of Valencia Basket. Martinez has guided his team to a EuroCup-best 17-3 record and a place in the EuroCup Finals for the fifth time in club history with a chance to add to its record three crowns. Valencia stormed through the regular season with only one loss in eight games, and followed that with an undefeated run in a strong Top 16 group against the likes of ALBA Berlin, Cedevita Zagreb and future opponent in the finals, Unicaja Malaga. That performance earned Valencia home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and Coach Martinez and his team have used it to the fullest. In both the quarterfinals and the semifinals series, Valencia ousted Khimki Moscow Region and then Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem by going 4-0 at home, including resounding Game 3 victories to advance to the finals. As he is attempting to re-write the EuroCup record books, Coach Martinez has also become Euroleague Basketball’s choice as the 2016-17 EuroCup Coach of the Year.