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Melvyn López assumes the challenge with Piratas de La Guaira

The Dominican DT seeks to give prominence to the currency in the second edition of the SPB

Piratas de La Guaira does not want to miss the playoffs of the Superliga Profesional de Baloncesto (SPB) for the second consecutive season and for this reason it was armed early on with an international poster coach, as well as a Creole base with considerable experience.

For this occasion, the Guairean management did not skimp on hiring the Dominican Melvyn López, a coach with extensive experience who came with clear ideas on how to make the club transcend.

“I come with a goal that is none other than to turn this franchise into a successful organization. I am going to try to move it from that middle part of the table in which it ended in 2022. It is a young team that we want to place in the main places in this league, ”said the coach to Líder en Deportes.

Injection of his philosophy

"I want to convey to the boys the recognition of what Caribbean basketball is, help them to be more disciplined in the game schemes and that they understand the game as a whole," he said, assessing the mix between newcomers and veterans who, together with the 5 imported , can pay off in this tournament.

Debt settled

López feels motivated to finally receive the opportunity to direct for the first time in our country after several unsuccessful turns. “I had already tried and it had not given me. I think now was the time to do it and a door was opened with this institution that wants to scale, which represents a challenge for me and the people who accompany me to get this ship moving ”, he asserted.

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In training prior to its premiere on March 19, the Dominican dedicates time to work on the order that Pirates lacked in the last event. “You have to control the ball more. The Venezuelans did not have the confidence and this year with some additions we will have a plus to compete ”, he pointed out.

helm captain

The new native incorporations of La Guaira are Javinger Vargas and Michael Flores, who join Derwin Ramírez and the pilot Alexander Morillo, the latter assumes the captaincy for the second season.

“I experienced a very pleasant process with Trotamundos de Carabobo, but Piratas gives me the chance to hold another position. We tried it last year, as a group we all took on new responsibilities. The objectives were not met, although I am sure that personally and as an organization we grew a lot, so we will do things better ”, he affirmed.

12 wins and 14 losses was the organization's record in last tournament, finishing third in the South Division of the Western Conference.

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