When the results are not positive in an organization, it is very common that the main head that rolls is that of the coaching staff and such a premise is being fulfilled in just one month of the first tournament of the Professional Basketball Super League (SPB).
This year the first club to announce the dismissal of their coach was Piratas de La Guaira, whose management did not want to wait long to get rid of the Argentine Ariel Amarillo, who had an irregular start of 2 wins and 4 losses. His position was assumed by the Venezuelan technical assistant Jesús Cordovez.
Amarillo hastily ended his second experience in Venezuelan basketball after his former stint with the defunct Bravos de Portuguesa in the 2000 season.
Another team that had to restructure its management on the bench was Gaiteros del Zulia, who suffered the loss of Spaniard Ricardo González after he announced his resignation exposing the attention of personal commitments off the pitch.
"Richie", as he is also known, directed 6 matches leaving a record of 3 and 3 after saying goodbye to the Marabina fans with an agonizing and exciting victory, at the edge of the buzzer, over Piratas de La Guaira, in the Pedro Elías Belisario gym Bet.
The Iberian's position was taken by the Venezuelan Ibsen Castrillo, a wide connoisseur of our basketball and winner with other traditional currencies.
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Castrillo began his journey in 1992 with Trotamundos to later spend 5 years with Crocodiles. He was also with Guaros, Panthers, Guaiqueríes, Marinos and Bucaneros.
Brilliants from Zulia also fired their coach José Morales after leaving a balance of 2-5. He was replaced by the Venezuelan Gustavo García.
The last strategist to be fired was Zulian Jorge Arrieta, who until Monday was in charge of Spartans Distrito Capital, but the adverse balance of 3 and 6 that the team has forced the board to take action on the matter.
The witness took over Manuel Echezuría, a young national coach, but with experience in this circuit. He recently served as the club's assistant and had already managed Diablos de Miranda, which this year does not perform in SPB.