The Basketball world is in mourning after the untimely death of CAI Zaragoza (Spain, Liga Endesa) head coach Jose Luis Abos. The Spaniard arrived at Zaragoza from Drac Inca Mallorca in 2009 and oversaw a revival in the clubs’ fortunes, returning the team to its previous glories as a competitor in the Spanish top flight and in European competition.
At 53-years old, Jose Luis Abos had plenty of coaching opportunities ahead of him, but his career and ultimately his life has been tragically cut short. He announced his departure from Zaragoza on August 4th to fight cancer, handing the reigns to assistant Joaquin Ruiz. While a return to the club was always a possibility, Abos’ condition worsened and he sadly died.
Our hearts and wishes go out to his family during this trying time.